Open for Good: Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking

Open for Good: Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking

Grantmakers should openly share what they learn from performance assessments, program and grantee evaluations, communities of practice, discussions with stakeholders, and other research as an integral and strategic aspect of philanthropy, a report from GrantCraft, a service of Foundation Center, argues. Based on interviews with leaders in knowledge sharing, Open for Good: Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking (41 pages, PDF), addresses common concerns and outlines practical steps for funders to strengthen their knowledge-sharing practice — which can deepen a foundation’s internal reflection and learning, lead to new connections and ideas, and promote institutional credibility and influence. Supported by the Fund for Shared Insight, the guide explains how to build a mechanism for, as well as a culture of, knowledge sharing and suggests action steps.

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