Grantmakers Build Nonprofit Capacity by Advancing Good Governance
The report suggests that grantmakers can play a key role in helping boards employ good governance. Their involvement benefits not just grantees and grantmakers, but communities that depend on the programs and services of nonprofit organizations. Grantmakers engage in governance activities in three ways: with the grantee, with the community, and with the field. These interactions complement one another, nurturing relationships between grantmakers and those they fund -- and helping to build critical capacity in nonprofit organizations.
The advisory board for Advancing Good Governance includes: Paul Connolly, TCC Group; Elizabeth H. Costas, The Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund; Kathleen P. Enright, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations; Marian A. Godfrey, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Teri A. Hansen, Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice; Kimberly Roberson, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; William P. Ryan, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University; Paul Shoemaker, Social Venture Partners; Cheryl K. Taylor, Foellinger Foundation; Daria Teutonico, formerly with the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers; and Linda Wood, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.
Advancing Good Governance: How Grantmakers Invest in the Governance of Nonprofit Organizations is available free of charge from both BoardSource (www.boardsource.org) and FSG Social Impact Advisors (www.fsg-impact.org).