How to Attract and Sustain National/Large Grantmaker Support
"My advice can be boiled down to Three Ps: Purpose, Process, People."
Darin McKeever, Deputy Director, Charitable Sector, at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, shares his insights and tips for attracting and sustaining support from large grantmakers in this audiorecording of a program celebrating the Foundation Center–Washington DC’s 50th anniversary and the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 35th anniversary.
Key points (see also this event recap):
- National foundations are often looking for: pilot projects, increasing the scale of existing programs, conducting research and special topics.
- Look for foundations which are in alignment with your goals and vision.
- Figure out the role of program officers and trustees.
- Foundation staff are human beings. Be respectful, honest, and thoughtful in your approach and behavior.
This program was supported by the Meyer Foundation.