Help Me Help You
Help me help you is a powerful part of the relationship between grantmakers and fundees. Yes, the grantmaker helps fundees accomplish goals and missions. But fundees also help grantmakers. How? Well, as a grantmaker, do you have any goals or a mission? Of course you do! Every grantmaker is accountable to a board or to supporters and must explain what the granting funds have accomplished.
How hard is it for you to get the right information about the impact of funding dollars? And once you get that information, how easy is it for you to translate it into what your supporters want and need to know? Well, you need to help your grantees help you. Help grantees know what information you need, and then they can help you provide the right information to your supporters.
You may be nodding your head in agreement but wondering how to do this exactly. Blackbaud University can help you figure out the best way to communicate with your fundees in our new workshop Organizational Best Practices: Grantmakers - Working with Fundees. Connect with peers and discuss tools that will help you work efficiently with fundees to achieve mutually beneficial objectives.