Call for grantmakers to solicit more feedback from recipients

first_imgCall for grantmakers to solicit more feedback from recipients  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis She does see some signs of progress and makes a number of recommendations on best practice. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 29 June 2005 | News Writing in the US Council of Foundations’ newsletter, Kathleen P. Enright calls on grantmaking foundations to break out of their silos and actively seek feedback from the organisations whom they fund.Ms Enright, executive director of Grantmakers for Effective Organisations in Washington, DC, reports that, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute, “most foundations don’t regularly solicit any grantee feedback – whether anonymous or open.”As a result “foundations often fail to gather feedback to verify that their support is on target.” It is not simply the fault of the foundations: “given the power differential, grantees rarely feel comfortable being candid.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more