Books: Making Relationships Last
FS: The book provides insights from both the grantor and grantee perspectives. Why should both parties learn about each other's points of view?
JM: That is an interesting question. Just as background: We had decided that this book should be a compendium. To put it together we asked a select group of seasoned professionals on both sides of the grantmaking equation to contribute various chapters. Everyone who participated did so on a pro bono basis and, I might add, were more than happy to contribute because they felt this little-understood topic was so important. The interesting thing to note is what a high level of concurrence there is between advice provided by foundation executives to nonprofit grantseekers and advice from seasoned fundraising professionals to their colleagues. This advice is almost identical.