Personal Strategy: Mobilizing Your Self for Effective Grantmaking

GrantCraft (Ford Foundation)



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Whether it's introducing new ideas into your foundation or offering constructive feedback to a grantee, grantmakers can develop personal strategies to meet the "soft" challenges of grant making. Effective personal strategy helps practitioners use their understanding of self and role—as learner, analyst, bridge builder—to manage the tensions that come with the job.  In this guide, contributors discuss the elements of personal strategy and how it helps grant makers to leverage their strengths in service to their objectives. The guide also explores why some grant makers are able to think and work like "naturals"—and how the rest of us can emulate their style.



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