Improving and Strengthening Grant-making OrganizationsPaperback - 2004
The chapters in this issue can be read as loosely interconnected and building on one another. They include an historic overview of grant-making and grant-seeking; views of governance and how mission can be attained through talented grantsmanship; an examination of the principles and practices for effective grantmaking from the Council on Foundations membership in the council; and the benefits of self-evaluation as it has been applied at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as a way to increase transparency, accessibility, and accountability.
Other chapters look at the process from knowledge management to knowledge builing; development of a common language and performance standards for private foundations; foundation ethics, the growth of the online sector of philanthropy, and philanthropic choice and donor intent.
This is the 45th issue of the quarterly series New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising.