Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's OK to Fail

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Susan King of Carnegie Corp. provides some refreshing insight from a media funder on when grants fail in a recent Carnegie quarterly newsletter . Her article, "Media Grantmaking Strategies: When the Impact is in Question," analyzes a grant she ushered in early in her tenure at Carnegie to improve coverage of Carnegie-funded initiatives in national media.

The piece looks at the Foundation's goals, the nonprofit's goals and operating environments under which the grant was made. Ultimately, Carnegie's justification for investing wasn't realized. But the funder still learned a valuable lesson about making grants.

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