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A Short Course on Grassroots Grantmaking

If you are looking for a crash course on grassroots grantmaking’s small grants approach, this is the resource for you!

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Who Decides? Options for Grant Review & Selection

Grassroots grantmaking practitioners utilize several different models for managing grant review and decision-making.  Several of the most frequently used models […]

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Do's and Don'ts for Technical Assistance

Here are some points for funders to keep in mind when designing a program of technical assistance for grassroots groups. […]

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Technical Assistance Models

Technical assistance – help in all forms for grassroots groups – is an essential component of effective grassroots grantmaking programs. […]

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How to Staff: Pros & Cons of Four Common Models

There are several commonly-utilized models to staff grassroots grantmaking programs – all with their pros and cons, with the right […]

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Ten Principles for Appropriate Evaluation

Excerpts from A Guide to Evaluating Asset-Based Community Development:  Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities by Thomas Dewar. The following ten principles […]

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Five Factors that Contribute to a Viable Grassroots Grantmaking Program

Excerpts from A Legacy of Leadership and Support for Grassroots Grantmaking. 1.  The Goals are in Line with Resources It […]

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What Do Resident-Led Groups Need to Grow Stronger?

A Planning Framework for Grassroots Grantmaking A Supportive Climate Connections Short-Term Problem Solving Help Longer-Term Capacity Building Help Patient Money […]

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What do we mean by Grassroots Groups?

Central to Grassroots Grantmakers’ theory of change is an assumption about the essential role that ordinary people play in shaping […]

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A Getting Ready Roadmap for Grassroots Grantmaking

Grassroots grantmaking programs are most effective when they are strategically designed with careful consideration of a local community’s civic engagement and […]

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