According to The Center for Effective Philanthropy’s recent Strengthening Grantees Report, there is a gap between the support foundations provide and the support nonprofits actually need, which is pervasive and challenging to overcome. Can funders support grantees’ actual needs when nonprofits do not directly communicate it? In this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the type of projects and functional areas that nonprofits seek out when given the opportunity to choose what they need most. Catchafire will share what it has learned about the needs of organizations as a result of serving more than 10,000 nonprofits over nearly 9 years. This session will also explore how unfiltered insights on nonprofits’ needs can provide a scalable and effective feedback loop and inform foundation grantmaking strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about methods to strengthen relationships between funders and grantees, all with the ultimate goal of closing the needs gap.
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