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General Purposes

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $15,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2004–June 30, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations works to improve the work of grantmakers and grantees by providing resources on nonprofit effectiveness; commissioning and contributing to research; and developing programs and products to define grantmaking practices that improve nonprofit performance.Multiyear funding will support activities that include organizing a biennial national conference; conducting the second phase of research on funders networks; establishing indicators of effective grantmaking practices; and developing a communication strategy.Accomplishments during the past two years included merging with Grantmakers Evaluation Network; launching a Web site; carrying forward the work of the Evaluation Roundtable; hosting three case study workshops; conducting a member survey; completing the first phase of nonprofit research; and publishing e-newsletters and other documents and guides for the field.