Tag: funders

  • Saying “No” Sucks

    Saying “No” Sucks

    As humans, we have a natural aversion to rejection. Even the thought of delivering bad news to someone can trigger the same physical responses as if we were receiving it ourselves. That’s why ghosting – leaving someone hanging without an explanation – is commonplace personally and professionally. Even when delivered in a kind way, rejection […]

  • Making Your Case

    Making Your Case

    Partnerships are formed because two (or more) organizations have faith that they will make 1 + 1 = 3. Without a strong relationship history, how can do you build the needed trust to initiate a partnership and have it thrive in the long run? There are two ways that organizations do this when starting a […]

  • Forming New Opportunities

    Today there are essentially two ways that opportunities for new partnerships are formed: 1. relationship process, and 2. diligence process. A relationship process depends upon, you guessed it, the relationship that exists prior to an opportunity forming and uses trust as the motivating factor. A diligence process, depends upon a set of criteria that are […]

  • Community Investment Pays Off

    Over the past decade, the number of Fortune 500 companies engaging in corporate social responsibility (CSR) has grown significantly, with more than 90% of these companies now participating in CSR initiatives. Corporate giving, a key aspect of CSR, has been a major contributor to the growth of philanthropic funding, with over $20 billion in corporate […]

  • 2023

    Dear Orgmatch community, 2022 was a challenging year for many of us with the continued presence of COVID-19 on top of a bad year for the flu, the ongoing War in Ukraine, the impact of inflation, refugee crises, and the global population surpassing 8 billion, highlighting the need for sustainable solutions as our dwindling resources […]

  • Before the Intro

    Before the Intro

    Yesterday, we published “The Art of Discovery” as an introduction to the discovery process for funders and nonprofits. It includes some considerations, approaches, and questions that your organization might take to improve your odds of forming positive new partnerships. But how do you know when you’re ready for the discovery process? Partnership formation can be […]

  • The Art of Discovery

    The Art of Discovery

    The partnership discovery process is an important step for both funders and nonprofits when considering engaging for the first time. It can be an anxious process given how high the stakes are. It doesn’t have to be, and with a little bit of preparation and planning, you can meet organizations aligned to work with you. […]