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"My advice can be boiled down to Three Ps: Purpose, Process, People."

Darin McKeever, Deputy Director, Charitable Sector, at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, shares his insights and tips for attracting and sustaining support from large grantmakers in this audiorecording of a program celebrating the Foundation Center--Washington DC 's 50th anniversary and the Center for Nonprofit Advancement 's 35th anniversary.

Key points (see also this event recap):

  • National foundations are often looking for: pilot projects, increasing the scale of existing programs, conducting research and special topics.
  • Look for foundations which are in alignment with your goals and vision.
  • Figure out the role of program officers and trustees.
  • Foundation staff are human beings. Be respectful, honest, and thoughtful in your approach and behavior.

This program was supported by the Meyer Foundation.

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Intended audience

  • Intermediate

Published Tuesday, June 24, 2014