Books: Making Relationships Last
Novice grantees are often intimidated by their new funder and therefore fail to communicate appropriately. This is particularly the case when there is not-so-great news to relay. They tend to avoid the funder like the plague during those circumstances. And that is a big mistake, since program officers at foundations love to help you problem solve and very much view themselves in this role. It is truly embarrassing to them when news comes out about one of their grantees to which they were not privy in advance.