Posts Tagged ‘small grants’

December 15th, 2011 - 6:30 am § in Reflection & Rumination

The Year Ends. The Pendulum Swings.

2011 has been a “shake-up” year for those involved in “flipping the aid system” to put more local and national actors in the driver’s seat of development. is shutting down until January 15th to reflect and plan for 2012![...]

November 3rd, 2011 - 9:04 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Local Realities, Local Adaptation

Tanya Cothran, Executive Administrator at Spirit in Action, writes about how an idea, some information sharing, and a little bit of money can go a long way at the local level when people are behind an initiative.[...]

September 26th, 2011 - 10:30 am § in Good Practice

Oral Reporting with Grassroots Organizations—Here’s How!

Oral reporting is a way to decrease the reporting burden on local, grassroots organizations, while enabling grantees to “paint a fuller picture” of their work, accomplishments and challenges than the written word can often offer.[...]

March 11th, 2011 - 8:12 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Did I fund Organization X?

We need smart people to identify what works, yes. We also need these same smart people to utilize their skills to meet organizations where they are, rather than trying to form them into versions of ourselves.[...]

February 24th, 2011 - 4:58 pm § in Good Practice

Would YOU fund this organization?

I received a report, exactly as it appears in this post, from a Zimbabwean organization. Only one question—if you were the grantmaker, would you fund them again? [...]

January 10th, 2011 - 10:39 am § in Good Practice

Small is Beautiful…Grants, That Is (Part 1)

“We all want to support the kind of people whose good work would not stop if you paid them to quit. That’s what small grants can do best.” ~Chet Tchozewski, Global Greengrants Fund[...]