Podcasts

Smart Philanthropy℠

Have a few minutes to spare? Become a smarter grantmaker by listening to a quick podcast from Kris while you're at your desk, on a walk, or in your car. What you learn in a few minutes can save you time and increase your impact now and in the future!
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Four Strategies for Communications Planning in Grantmaking Initiatives
  Kris discusses the importance of having open, transparent communication from all participants within a grant making program. This podcast provides examples of how to implement top-down, bottom-up, inside-out and all around communication. ( 3:30 )
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Simplicity and Success
In today’s podcast, Kris discusses three ways foundations can reduce labor intensity. ( 4:36 )
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Stop The Board Docket Madness
In this podcast, Kris shares five practical ways foundation leaders can reduce their labor intensity, simplify their work, and generate more creativity among their staff. ( 5:19 )
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Grantmakers Should Think Like Consultants
Kris explains the many benefits of senior leaders thinking like consultants, including increasing the value and efficiency of your staff’s time. ( 4:19 )
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How Can Grantmakers Increase Their Impact?
Kris shares tips on how to increase the impact of grants by using smarter grantmaking techniques. ( 5:54 )
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Who Is Your Customer?
Kris shares insightful questions that you can ask yourself or your organization when trying to improve your grant making process. ( 3:20 )
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How Hard Can It Be to Be Charitable?
Kris discusses 5 considerations that a donor should make to assure that the funding is put to the best use possible. ( 3:27 )
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Six Ways to Identify Funding Partners
Kris shares best practices to increase the impact of your grantmaking by identifying the right funders for your initiative. ( 2:57 )
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What Are the Roles of the Key Stakeholders
Kris explains who the key stakeholders are in any funding initiative and how to involve them throughout program development and implementation. ( 5:56 )
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Who Is on Your Red Team?
Kris discusses the concept and benefits of having a red team and explains what type of organizations should consider having one. ( 2:32 )
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Why Rely on Outside Consultants
Kris shares 3 important reasons why outside consultants can be a good choice when developing a grant program. ( 4:31 )
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Prioritize and Implement a Communication Plan Immediately
Kris discusses the importance of developing a communication plan early and offers 3 tips that you can use now, to alleviate communication needs and assure the success of your grantmaking program. ( 4:07 )
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How to Conduct Retrospective Evaluations
Kris explains why a retrospective evaluation should be performed and shares 3 steps to use to get one done. ( 4:07 )