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The Insider's Guide to Grantmaking: How Foundations Find, Fund, and Manage Effective Programs by Joel J. Orosz

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Increasing Impact Before the Project Is Funded

Since most of the impact will occur after a project is funded, it seems counterintuitive to consider that impact can be increased before a project is funded. It is nonetheless true that even before your foundation has decided to support a project, you can take steps that will greatly increase the splash it makes later on. These steps require foresight, strategic planning, and sometimes a little luck.

Coordinate Funding with Other Foundations

One way to magnify impact before a project is funded is to seek to coordinate your own foundation's funding of the project with support from other foundations. This is no mean feat, comparable in some ways to building the international space station, in that ...

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