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How Foundations Work: What Grantseekers Need to Know About the Many Faces of Foundations / Edition 1
     

How Foundations Work: What Grantseekers Need to Know About the Many Faces of Foundations / Edition 1

by Dennis P. McIlnay, McIlnay
 

ISBN-10: 0787940119

ISBN-13: 9780787940119

Pub. Date: 04/08/1998

Publisher: Wiley

In this groundbreaking book, Dennis McIlnay offers a unique and remarkable look inside foundations--exploring the complex workings of the mysterious and often misunderstood organizations that so often determine the success or failure of a nonprofit's fund raising ventures.

Drawing on his extensive research and on insights from foundations, McIlnay gives the

Overview

In this groundbreaking book, Dennis McIlnay offers a unique and remarkable look inside foundations--exploring the complex workings of the mysterious and often misunderstood organizations that so often determine the success or failure of a nonprofit's fund raising ventures.

Drawing on his extensive research and on insights from foundations, McIlnay gives the grantseeker an edge in the highly competitive world of foundation grants by both debunking many of the myths and misconseptions surrounding foundations and including more productive strategies for dealing with them.

Structured around six perceptions of foundations--judges, editors, citizens, activists, entrepreneurs, and partners--this book provides a thorough understanding of what makes foundations tick and how this affects their interations with nonprofits.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787940119
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/08/1998
Series:
Jossey-Bass NonProfit and Public Managem
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements.

The Author.

Foundations at the Crossroads.

Foundations as Judges -
The Art of Deciding Who Gets a Grant.

Foundations as Editors -
How the Quality of Writing Affects Grant Proposals.

Foundations as Citizens -
How Accessible and Accountable are Foundations?

Foundations as Acitvists -
How Political Ideology and Influence Affect Grant Decisions.

Foundations as Entrepreneurs -
How Program Officers View Risk Taking.

Foundations as Partners -
Problems in Building Trust Between Grantmakers and Grantseekers.

Conclusion -
Faces of Foundations in the Future.

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