December 09, 2016

How to Court a Foundation

Landing a grant involves patience, persistence, and a lot of back and forth to hone an idea until it aligns with both sides’ missions and goals.

Landing a grant involves patience, persistence, and a lot of back and forth to hone an idea until it aligns with both sides’ missions and goals.

Talking to people — especially face to face — about what’s happening on a college campus is essential to gaining support.

Useful tips for before and after you receive a grant (or don't), and how to handle the relationship throughout the process.

A former president of Barnard College who now directs the Teagle Foundation, the author has seen meetings from both sides of the table.