Reporting is often our field’s first (and sometimes only) opportunity to explore the space between what we hoped for and what actually happened. Almost every grantmaker requires reports from grantees, but we often do very little with the information we receive. Too often, funders are missing the connections, lessons, and relationships that grant reporting could and should be making.
Whether reports are used for simple accountability purposes, to have good stories for the board, to build a relationship with the grantee, to make future funding or strategy decisions, or to build a field, the questions we ask should be purposeful – and the information should be used!
During this dynamic webinar, we will share findings from field research about the current state of reporting practices. Participants will review a framework for decision-making about reporting requirements and hear real-world stories of reporting processes that are innovative, streamlined, and purposeful for grantees and grantmakers.