Funders are problem solvers, but we sometimes spend time, energy, and resources trying to solve the wrong problems. Increasing openness in the funder-applicant relationship is one way we can increase the likelihood that we are solving the right problems, in the right ways. It also ensures better alignment of funder dollars and community needs in ways that deliver more equitable and effective solutions for all.
Join the ICoF Foundation Openness Cohort participants to explore your foundation’s openness practices and discover changes you can make in your work to foster greater openness between applicants and grantees. You will leave with strategies to assess and improve your own foundation’s openness practices, and a better understanding of the importance of openness.
This session will give cohort members an opportunity to facilitate activities they have participated in over the past year and also time to share their lessons learned with the broader ICoF membership. We encourage you to consider bringing Board members along to this membership meeting, as openness practices are an important piece of organizational values and culture.
Who should attend?
Please join us – we think this session has something for everyone!
ICoF Meeting Policy: Each ICoF member organization is given one free registration and is charged $25 per each additional attendee.