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Fast Build Friday: Episode 3- Four Principles for Creating a Rapid Response Grant Process

In our third “Fast Build Friday” episode, Nic addressed the four guiding principles for creating a rapid response grant process.

We do not advocate creating a rapid response grant process unless we are in an emergency or crisis situation where lives are at risk. The concern is not about getting money to organizations and individuals quickly; that outcome is the best part.

The concern is that it was not being done in the first place within the standard grant process and now an entirely new process is created to supplement a slow-moving process. Still, creating a rapid response grant process can make sense.

The key is to design it well. Nic has learned these four principles from years of designing grant processes to move funding quickly throughout different parts of the globe (and 6 continents) and she shares her expertise in this episode.

You can view Episode 3 below.

 

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 2- Converting Project Support to General Support

Welcome back to “Fast Build Friday”, a web series where we will build what you know about infrastructure design in the nonprofit sector.

We know many funders are converting project support grants to general support grants as a result of the pandemic. In the second episode of “Fast Build Friday”, Nic discussed the top 5 things to know before converting project support grants to general support grants. Nic has worked on these conversions over the years and these are the biggest things to watch out for!

We would love to hear of your experiences with converting project support to general support or what you have been seeing in the sector. Check out the video below.

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 1- General Support Funding

Welcome to “Fast Build Fridays,” a web series where we will build what you know about infrastructure design in the nonprofit sector.

Nic made our first “Fast Build Friday” video about general support funding as a 2020 trend for the nonprofit sector. We did not want general support funding to be a 2020 trend, and this video explains why.

We would love to know your thoughts and what infrastructure trends you are noticing in the sector. You can view the video below:

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