Using Data to Assess Your Grantmaking Practice
Grantmakers evaluate what and who we fund, but often forget to evaluate HOW we make grants, and whether our grantmaking practices are as effective as they can be. Practices matter. Your grantmaking practices are one of the most public – and sometimes one of the only – expressions of your organizational values that grantseekers experience.
This workshop will help you consider ways to assess those practices, using data you likely already have or can easily get.
- Learn about the types of data that grants management systems can, and do, collect.
- Review common questions that can be answered with data you already have.
- Develop a plan to use data to improve practice.
Original air date: October 21, 2020
- Knowledge Management: Capture and apply knowledge to promote learning and improvement.
Lifecycle of a Grant Competencies
- Planning and Pre-Grant: Apply the grantmaker values, mission, and goals to ensure alignment of application process and guidelines.
Planning and Pre-Grant: Design and implement the review process to support an informed grant decision.
- Award and Monitoring: Establish mutual expectations between the grantmaker and grantee to support success.
Award and Monitoring: Monitor grantee activity to support grantee success and determine compliance with grant agreement.
Post-Grant: Review grantmaking to determine success in meeting goals and objectives.
Principles for Peak Grantmaking
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