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Jessica Bearman

Jessica Bearman works with foundations and other mission-based organizations, focusing on organization development, facilitation, and R&D to help them become more intentional, effective, and responsive to the communities that they serve. She is also known as Dr. Streamline and blogs regularly on funder practices and values. Follow her on Twitter @jbearwoman.
Turn and Face the Ch-ch-ch-anges

Turn and Face the Ch-ch-ch-anges

 “This survey has gotten me to think about ways that I can improve our reporting templates. Rather than vaguely asking grantees to report on their progress toward their research aims, I think that I could improve our reporting templates by asking more directed questions…” 2017 Revisit Reporting Survey Comment Like the funder above, many of us take grant reporting, well, for granted. The fact is:  for grantmakers and grant recipients alike, the process can feel inevitable. Grantmakers make grants, recipients say thank you, and about a year later (sometimes much more frequently), the recipient says thanks again, and writes several