Utilizing Grantees for RFP/Competition Communications

Require a communication plan from every competition winner. These plans may include print or electronic materials, conferences, and seminars for others working in the field. Some grantmakers provide grantees with the services of communications experts to help formulate or carry out their communications plans.

“Each of the grants in our policy research competition supported a collaboration between a researcher and a public agency. In order to disseminate the research findings, the public agency was required to host a seminar and invite managers from that agency to participate in the discussion. Without that connection, it would have been just one more researcher doing some interesting things, but without any kind of impact in the public agency.”

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.