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Fast Build Friday: Episode 44- How to Build an Effective Grant-Making Process (Part II)

If we separately asked you and a colleague who works closely with you to define risk, would you share the same definition? What if we asked everyone in your organization? Would everyone’s response be the same or would it change based on grantee type, leadership, or location? Is it okay if it does?

Today’s Fast Build topic is about how to build an effective grant-making process. Nic shares the second of 3 building blocks you need to build an effective grant-making process for your organization.

The second building block, based on designing and structuring grant-making processes for many years in different regions of the world, is understanding and defining risk. Unless you get clear on how your definition of risk aligns with your organization’s values, you cannot build an effective grant-making process.

A grant-making process can be effective when the organization pays attention to how it defines risk and struggles well with getting that definition right. Are you struggling well? Let us your thoughts in the comments.

You can watch Episode 44 below.

 

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 43- How to Build an Effective Grant-Making Process (Part I)

What if we told you the reason you should build a process, but our actions revealed a different reason…could you build it?

You would be surprised at how many times we build core processes without knowing the “Why” or with conflicting “Why’s.”

Today’s Fast Build topic is about how to build an effective grant-making process. Nic shares the first of 3 building blocks you need to build an effective grant-making process for your organization.

The first building block is that you need to understand your organization’s values. Without understanding and articulating its values, an organization will never build a grant-making process that is effective and allows the organization’s goals and strategy to show up in the way it is awarding funding to organizations and individuals.

This is not a one-time transactional conversation. Instead, it is highly revealing and iterative. And once you define and understand your values, you can then move to the second building block. This building order is critical to creating an effective and sustainable grant-making process.

How are you building your #grantmaking process? Let us know in the comments!

You can watch Episode 43 below.

 

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