Problem Grants and Exit Strategies

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 -
10:00am to 11:30am

What is the grantmaker’s role when a nonprofit is struggling or in a crisis?  When the going gets tough, it’s good to be prepared. This session provides a detailed discussion of complex problems that may occur with a grantee, from founder’s syndrome, to board dysfunction, to lack of continuation funding. It includes an exploration of causes and potential resolutions. Gail McClure will share her experience as Senior Advisor with the National Science Foundation around good assessment techniques to handle minor glitches and avert serious crises, and learn simple steps for resolving common problems with grantees.

*Completion of this webinar counts toward the CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion - More Details

Gail McClure has spent her career as a program design and development specialist in academe, the non-profit sector, and government.  She has served as an executive and leader in four major organizations including the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, in Battle Creek, MI.  Her interests and activities range from community development and international development to non-traditional learning environments and strategic grantmaking.  She says the one continuity in her career has been her choice to navigate the opportunity space between what is known and meaningful social and economic development.

Her Ph.D. is from the University of Minnesota in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy.  She is currently at the National Science Foundation as a senior advisor and focusing on STEM (STEAM) education.

You can participate in this webinar from your desk or at one of the following host sites!

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Saginaw Community Foundation

(If you are going to participate at one of the host sites, please select it during the registration process)


Staff and Leadership of any grantmaker interested in strengthening their grantmaking or procedures/strategies for handling problem grants.


CMF Members - $35.00
Non-Members - $70.00


Registration questions contact Denise Temple at [email protected] or call 616-850-2136
Programming questions contact Deb Palms at 
[email protected] or 313-566-2444 Ext. 213.

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