Foundations & Government
One of the more difficult decisions a funder must make is the decision to make a significant investment in a nonprofit organization based on a proposal. While many funders do their own due diligence to ensure that an organization can handle a large grant, other foundations lack the staff to undertake such an assessment.
Assessing and Measuring Investment
We would like to share our tools, materials, and techniques with funders to support these efforts, either conducting these assessments directly or by providing training to staff who will then be charged with that responsibility. We believe that the internal assessment tools that we offer to non-profits can be repurposed in this way. The tools can also be used to measure the capacity of a set of organizations within a shared field of service and to inform the design of appropriate capacity building interventions.