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Get Out of Your Bubble and Into Your Community

by Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Nov 2, 2017

Effective grantmaking rarely happens if grantmakers spend all their time behind a desk. For funders (and grantees) to become more knowledgeable and effective, they should seize opportunities to break out of their comfort zones. This white paper explores the reasons why breaking out of a funder "bubble" is so important and how funders can engage more deeply with their community.

In this paper, you'll explore:

  • 7 reasons to break out of the bubble
  • Effective ways to scan the field
  • Challenges to¬†getting out into the world
  • Bubble-breaking missteps and how to avoid them