Technical Assistance for Everybody

When grantmakers make technical assistance or information available to grantees in the competition, they can also provide it to organizations not selected for grants.

“A central element of the initiative was the data and technical advice provided by a national center for fiscal analysis. We never restricted the center’s work to our grantees, but instead conceived of their role as helping any organization that had similar aspirations and a similar mission. And this meant that the world of state fiscal analysis has grown, because the center has been able to mentor many organizations that don’t get our foundation’s money but get support from other places. And so the center has a presence in many states beyond the 22 states in which there are organizations that have a grant from us.”

Takeaways are critical, bite-sized resources either excerpted from our guides or written by Candid Learning for Funders using the guide's research data or themes post-publication. Attribution is given if the takeaway is a quotation.

This takeaway was derived from Using Competitions & RFPs.