How Lean Funders Build Stronger Relationships With Grantees - Exponent Philanthropy

How Lean Funders Build Stronger Relationships With Grantees

Building trust has been a key part of philanthropy for years for lean funders. Nevertheless, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, trust and strong relationships have taken on an even greater significance.

Building strong relationships with grantees doesn’t happen overnight. But from our research, we know that lean funders are perfectly positioned to develop these strong relationships and provide more significant support to their nonprofit partners. This publication shares our findings on how lean funders work to build strong relationships; how creative, catalytic philanthropy can help support strong relationships; and how long-term, flexible funding can further deepen relationships.

Exponent Philanthropy would like to thank Blackbaud for sponsoring this publication.

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(2022, 21 pages, PDF)