The Effective Exit

Managing the End of a Funding Relationship

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 19, No 1 (Spring 2008)

Anne Mackinnin and Jan Jaffe

2007, 27 pages. Grantcraft, The Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017, (212) 573-4879, www.grantcraft.org
PDF online: www.grantcraft.com

This practical guide, published by Grantcraft, outlines an inevitable but often overlooked part of grantmaking, ending a funding relationship. Despite the fact that end is a part of every grantmaking relationship, it is often treated as an afterthought. It offers effective strategies for each step in the relationship, ways to increase effective communication, ways to strengthen a grantee's organizational capacity, and ways to diversify funding sources. A bonus is a page titled, " What Grantees Wish Grant Makers Knew."