GEO 2014: Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?

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December, 2014

Grantmakers recognize the value of supporting effective, well-led organizations — strong organizations create meaningful changes in the world. To help us understand whether we are making progress in supporting nonprofits in ways that allow them to be successful, GEO conducts field research to track trends in grantmaker practice. In short, they want to know: is grantmaking getting smarter? This Executive Summary of GEO’s 2014 study highlights some important shifts in how grantmakers support nonprofit results, but also reveals where we’re falling short. To help inform this study, GEO convened a nonprofit task force and featured the perspective of nonprofit leaders throughout the report to talk about the impact that smarter grantmaking practices have on their work.

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