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Grants Coffee Talk: Non-monetary Grantmaking and Assistance

Non-monetary grantmaking traditionally includes in-kind grants of land, equipment, or free space. However, in recent years, an emphasis has been put on providing assistance intended to build a nonprofit’s internal capacity. Grants of succession planning, executive coaching, and program evaluation are just a few examples. Listen to your peers share experiences in the what, why, and how of non-monetary grantmaking.

During this Coffee Talk, we share our experiences and learn from each other as audience members answer the following questions:

  • How did your organization decide to provide non-monetary assistance? What shaped the conversation?
  • What is your organization’s process for making and tracking non-monetary grants? Is it similar to that of a monetary award?
  • What have been the challenges and results of this type of grantmaking?

About the Author

Ashley Harper

Ashley began working in the nonprofit community in Memphis, TN in 2005 and joined the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis as a program officer in 2008. In 2013 she became the Director of Grants and Initiatives, managing the foundation’s competitive grant programs. During this time, Ashley helped develop GiVE 365, which became a model for collaborative giving programs in foundations across the United States. She has been a leader in the community foundation field and served as the Chair of ProNet, previously the Council On Foundation's professional development group for community foundation program staff. Ashley is happy to continue her career with a team dedicated to supporting the philanthropic sector. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, especially during bird migration along the Mississippi flyway.

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