Great Funder–Nonprofit Relationships Toolkit

This toolkit, from Exponent Philanthropy, is designed to help funders recognize the aspects of great relationships with your nonprofit partners, assess competencies, and consider ways to improve how to work with one another.

This simple tool walks through:

  • The hallmarks of great relationships.
  • A self-diagnostic that can help you identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Two key skills that can improve relationships in any given area.

In this resource, you’ll also find tips and resources from other funders and nonprofits to develop your own action plan.

Publication date: October 2018

Grants Management Professional Competency Model

Cross-Cutting Competencies

  • Communications: Listen to others and communicate effectively.