Of course, being grant dependent forever is not good. For almost all nonprofits, it’s also impossible. But instead of condemning grants-funded organizations, what if we accept grant dependence as a developmental stage? By considering grant dependency a stage, we can affirm and support growth to date. Then, we can support their next steps to sustainability.
Karen Eber Davis provides customized advising and coaching around nonprofit strategy and board development. People leaders hire her to bring clarity to sticky situations, break through barriers that seem insurmountable, and align people for better futures. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.
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