How clear is your grantmaking process to those outside your foundation? By walking a mile in your grantees’ shoes, you’ll get an up-close look at your foundation’s strengths and opportunities for improvement. For example, if you viewed your website from a grantee’s perspective, is it clear what types of initiatives you do and do not fund? If you accept unsolicited proposal requests, is the procedure to apply for a grant clear?
Check out Project Streamline for suggestions on how to improve grant application and reporting practices.