GrantCraft videos capture the insights and dilemmas of grantmaking from the point of view of the individual grantmaker. Now easier to view and download, each video takes an up-close look at how experienced practitioners coped with some of the most common challenges of grantmaking.
 

Building a Network

 

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      • THE GRANTMAKER'S ROLE

        Ford Foundation former president Susan Berresford shares her perspective on issues grantmakers commonly face as they take up the role.

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      • STARTING AS A NEW GRANTMAKER

        New on the job, a former researcher took up the challenge of involving rural villages in Mozambique in national policy reform.

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      • SUPPORTING COLLABORATION AMONG GRANTEES

        A grantmaker working in Bangladesh brought together partners from different sectors to protect the rights of poor people.

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      • FUNDERS COLLABORATIVE

        For funders working on sustainable forestry, forming and maintaining a collaborative becomes a powerful lever for change.

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      • SUPPORTING A NEW PARTNERSHIP

        Getting the relevant parties together to learn was a key step in redefining domestic violence services in India.

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      • REACHING BEYOND USUAL NETWORKS

        A new U.S. Policy created an opportunity to for children born out of wedlock.

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      • BUILDING A NETWORK

        Through the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, funders brought groups together to analyze the budgets in their states.

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      • REVITALIZING A NETWORK

        In India, a national network on forest management needed to be decentralized to serve it's real purpose.

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      • AMPLIFYING NEW VOICES

        A program on international collaboration in arts brought a new knowledge and voices to a developing field.

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      • SUPPORTING A PLANNING PROCESS

        As a new university campus was being planned for Namibia, a grantmaker asked how citizens could be involved.

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      • SCALING UP SUCCESSFUL WORK

        After seeing a project that was producing results in Houston, a grantmaker mobilized to scale it up nationally.

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      • OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE UNPREDICTABLE

        In the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch grantmakers in Nicaragua urged nonprofit partners to take on new roles.

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      • GRANTMAKERS ON THEIR ROLE

        In these excerpts from GrantCraft videos, grantmakers reflect on how they learned to be effective in their role.

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