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How to Rightsize the Grantmaking Process and Implement Flexible Practices

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One of the most effective ways to address the power imbalance, build trust, and increase impact is to rightsize your grantmaking process and implement flexible practices to reduce the time and financial burdens on your grantees. When grantmakers reduce the amount of time their grantseekers and grantees spend applying for and reporting on grants, they build everyone’s capacity to do what they exist to do—make an impact.

This guide will help you learn more about:

  • How to calculate the “Net grant” (the difference between the grant amount you award and the time and resources expended to seek and report on it) and keep it high
  • How to rightsize your application and reporting process and requirements in consideration of the size and type of grant
  • How to be more flexible with your requirements to save the time grantees spend on creating customized information for reach grantmaker