Informed by the experience of the Fund for Immigrants and Refugees, this article provides insight into effective collaborative grantmaking and important lessons learned.
- Good will among partners is important - partners need to set aside territoriality, mold together various grantmaking styles, and often give up business-as-usual practices Tweet
- The right sponsoring organization makes a difference. It should be someone with a track record of grantmaking partnerships and a range of support services Tweet
- Collaborations should be time-limited to take in to account the periodic re-alignment of individual members' grantmaking priorities Tweet
- The actual lifespan of a collaboration ultimately depends on resources Tweet
- Consolidating the demands of multiple reporting requirements to the collaborative’s funders can often reduce workload and costs Tweet
- Collaborations need to be flexible and accessible Tweet