Collaborate for Greater Impact

Smarter Grantmaking Playbook – Collaborate for Greater Impact


In 2015, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) developed the Smarter GrantMaking Playbook. This playbook contains more than 50 questions that the GEO community helped to answer. A particularly interesting and relevant section of the Playbook is the “Collaborate for Greater Impact” section.

  • How do we determine the right role to play in collaboration?
  • How can we prepare for collaboration?
  • What are different ways to collaborate?
  • What mindset is needed to support collaboration?
  • How can grantmakers facilitate connections and collaboration?
  • What roles can grantmakers play in supporting networks?
  • How can grantmakers support movements?
  • How do we know if our network is effective?
  • What capacities do nonprofits need in order to collaborate?
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