More than 600 philanthropic organizations have committed to listening to their partners—especially to those communities least heard—and lifting up those voices to inform and influence their decision-making. At the same time, these organization recognize that the best solutions to the manifold crises caused by COVID-19 are not found within foundations alone.
Many funders want to know how to best support their nonprofit partners during this time without adding extra burdens to organizations who are facing the brunt of COVID-19. Effective grantmaking requires that funders and their partners have open lines of communication and feedback loops that are meaningful to nonprofits and robust enough to survive crippling disasters. But during emergencies, funders also need to adapt and respond quickly and in ways that are most useful to their nonprofit partners.
Join the Council on Foundations and the Center for Effective Philanthropy to hear from experts in the field on learning from nonprofit partners and developing a culture of listening at your foundation, while building mechanisms that can withstand emergencies and improve your disaster response and grantmaking.