We’re all familiar with that staple of foundation communications—the grant story. Foundation X gives grant of amount Y to organization Z.
Can we get beyond this transactional script? Are there new ways of communicating so that the dominant impression of foundations is more likely to be change agent than cash machine? Two new PAI Digests say yes.
Moving Beyond the Money, the second in a series by Theodora Lurie, analyzes how one foundation promoted better media coverage of philanthropy through editorial board outreach. Put Your Mouth Where Your Money Is provides a candid and practical point of view from Rich Neimand and Dave Clayton on how foundations can talk about the value they bring society—and in a way that speaks to more than the money they grant.