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Reporting Resources


Open for Good Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking, by Clare Nolan, Janet Camarena, Jen Bokoff, Grant Craft, 2018.

Online Grant Applications and Reporting: Practical Wisdom and Recommendations for Grantmakers in the Words of a Grantseeker. Foundation Center report, April 15, 2011.

Sharing What Matters: Foundation Transparency. Center for Effective Philanthropy, February 2016.

Smarter Grantmaking Playbook: What Does It Take to Learn Well Together? Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, October 15, 2016.

Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices, Center for Effective Philanthropy and Center for Evaluation Innovation. 2016.

When Reporting Out on Grantee Capacity Building, GrantCraft Takeaways Series, 2015.

Working Well With Grantees: A Guide for Foundation Program Staff. Center for Effective Philanthropy, 2013.

Grantees Report Back: Helpful Reporting and Evaluation Processes,” Center for Effective Philanthropy, 2011.

Drowning in Paperwork, Distracted from Purpose: Challenges and Opportunities in Grant Application and Reporting. Project Streamline Report, 2007.

Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter? Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, 2017. (GEO members only.)

Four Essentials for Evaluation. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, May 30, 2012. (GEO members only.)


Budgets and Financial Reporting.” Dr. Streamline. PEAK Grantmaking blog, May 16, 2018.

Evaluating Grantees: Learning from a Top-Performing Funder.” Caroline Fiennes. Stanford Social Innovation Review, February 1, 2016.

Does your grant reporting make sense?” Colton Strawser, The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, 2016. Via Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.

Grant Reporting: The Current State of Practice.” Jessica Bearman, Elizabeth Myrick, and Sarah Deming. PEAK Insight Journal, January 22, 2018.

It’s Time to Rethink the Final Report: How to Create a More Meaningful Feedback Loop.” Aaron Lester. PEAK Grantmaking blog, November 13, 2017.

Rightsizing Application and Reporting.” Dr. Streamline, PEAK Grantmaking blog, April 18, 2018.

Smarter Site Visits.” Samantha Alarie-Leca. Grantcraft, May 6, 2015.

Soothing the Pain Points in Grants Reporting.” Michelle Greanias. Responsive Philanthropy, Spring 2010.

Streamlining a Foundation Initiative’s Grant Practices.” Daniel Stid and Jillian Misrack Galbete. Stanford Social Innovation Review, November 7, 2017.


Revisiting Reporting.” Jessica Bearman and Elizabeth Myrick. Slides from PEAK2018, March 2018. (Members only.)


Revisit Reporting.” Jessica Bearman and Elizabeth Myrick. Webinar recording and slides, April 26, 2018. (Fee may apply.)


The New York Foundation – Reporting forms and dates

Site Visit Worksheet. Michigan Council on Foundations, November 2013.