Funder Collaboratives: Why and How Funders Work Together

Funder Collaboratives: Why and How Funders Work Together

A new guide from GrantCraft, a project of the Ford Foundation, offers information from foundation leaders on the advantages and challenges of funder collaboratives for donors and grantees, how successful joint ventures work, and how to get started. The guide, Funder Collaboratives: Why and How Funders Work Together (30 pages, PDF), also provides case studies of three funder collaboratives; offers recommendations for building strong relationships, structuring a collaborative to fit its purpose, and assessing a collaborative to ensure its effectiveness; and makes the case that funder collaboratives are bringing non-funders — grantees, intended beneficiaries, experts, and others — into the grantmaking process.