Grantmakers manage a lot of expectations about their work. We've talked with hundreds of grantmakers about what their foundations and grantees expect of them to get their work done - and what they expect of themselves. Our card deck, a tool we've named Roles@work, collects the 29 roles grantmakers mentioned most often.
Use the cards to jumpstart a conversation among colleagues about topics like how you weigh different roles, what you do too much of or not enough of, how you orient newcomers, or how you talk about the grantmaker's role with board members and leaders.
How do I shape my role as a grantmaker, inside my foundation and with grantees?
How do I manage the different roles I need to play? These are questions every grantmaker asks.
GrantCraft’s Roles@work card deck is designed to help you explore those
questions more intentionally. Like other GrantCraft products, the role
cards are based on stories from grantmakers in all kinds of foundations.
Experiment with the Roles@work cards. Use our suggested activities or
make up something that works for your group.