Working with Government: Guidance for Grantmakers

GrantCraft, The Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street New York, NY 10017, (212) 573-4879,

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Foundation-government collaborations seem to be on the rise as each sector looks to pool resources with new partners. How can grantmakers take advantage of the benefits while managing the risks of working on terrain that can be unfamiliar to all parties? The guide includes case studies, suggestions for finding changemakers in government, and advice on navigating roles and power dynamics. Government partners chime in with ideas for keeping things running smoothly.