Funder Collaboratives

Why and How Funders Work Together


December 2009, 32 pages. GrantCraft, The Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY, 10017, 212-573-4879,

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In this nuts-and-bolts start-up guide, contributors share strategies for structuring a collaborative, building strong relationships (and resolving conflicts), and determining if a collaborative is working. Contributors, many of whom are experienced funders, posit that collaboratives are leading the field in bringing the voices of nonfunders—grantees, intended beneficiaries, experts, and others—into the process of making grants.