Upcoming Guide, Conference, and More from Project Streamline
Project Streamline is working on a number of tools and resources to help grantmakers streamline their grant application and reporting practices.
Project Streamline Website
We’ve enhanced the Project Streamline website to include more interactive features which will allow you to seek advice from colleagues working on streamlining issues, share your streamlining ideas, and keep informed of the progress of the project. To sign up for these interactive features, click here.
Guide to Streamlining
Project Streamline will be releasing elements of the Guide to Streamlining. The resource will be organized around the four principles highlighted in Drowning in Paperwork, Distracted from Purpose, featuring recommendations developed by a series of workgroups convened by Project Streamline, case studies, advice for grantseekers and a framework to help grantmakers think about building support for change with their organization. The Guide will be released as a set of tools and resources on the Project Streamline website, enabling sections to be posted as soon as they’re ready and for changes to be made as grantmakers use and provide feedback on them. The release schedule is:
Streamlining Grantmaking: Charting a Course for Change Conference
Join us in Baltimore from March 15-17, 2010 for the Grants Managers Network Fifth Annual Conference. With a theme and learning track focused on streamlining grant application and reporting practices, conference participants will receive resources that they can bring back to their organizations and implement to improve their grantmaking operations. The professional connections made at the conference will provide participants with a peer community that can offer advice and problem solving support and ideas to support your streamlining efforts long after the conference has ended. Click here to learn more.
“How to Streamline” Workshops
With funding from the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers, Project Streamline has partnered with four regional associations of grantmakers—Philanthropy Northwest, Council of Michigan Foundations, Donors Forum, and Associated Grantmakers—to conduct an initial round of “How to Streamline” workshops. Two workshops will be held late this fall and two in early 2010. Workshops will then be rolled out to other interested regional associations, GMN chapters, and host organizations. Click here for more information.
In partnership with the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Project Streamline will launch an on-line assessment tool that allows grantmakers to assess their current practices against the flaws identified in Drowning in Paperwork, Distracted from Purpose. It will provide data and a report that grantmakers can use to advocate internally for change and track their progress over time. This product will be released in early 2010.