Survey on Supporting Grantmaking


Several weeks ago we mentioned in Forum Bits that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, LiquidNet, GuideStar and others were studying what grantmakers need to make the most effective grants possible. At that time we also mentioned that they would be administering a survey, and that we would appreciate it if you would forward it along to your member organizations.

Well, the survey has just been released and we’d like to ask for your help spreading the word to your members.

To go directly to the survey, please click here.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and others are supporting a research effort to understand what grantmakers need to make the most effective grants possible. Part of this research effort is a brief survey of foundation grantmakers. It should only take about 20 minutes, and your members’ input is critical.

The Gates and Hewlett Foundations, along with Liquidnet, have provided key sponsorship support for this research initiative. GuideStar, The Council on Foundations, The Foundation Center, The Association of Small Foundations, The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Grants Managers Network, and The Philanthropy Roundtable have graciously agreed to distribute the survey to constituent foundations and other grant makers.

As a thank you, your members will receive $25 for their time and have access to an advance copy of the findings from the project. The survey will be open for two weeks, or until the quotas for respondents are full.

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Ulrich, the project lead, at greg@hopeconsulting.us.

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