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Grantmakers who are more connected to their grantees are more likely to provide the support that nonprofits need to be successful. Join Change Incubator to keep grantees front and center in your work and tackle head on the challenges inherent in bringing about change.

GEO’s Change Incubator helps grantmakers:

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Identify the challenges that impede you from building authentic relationships

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Create and experiment with new ideas

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Build a habit of reflective practice to learn from those experiments

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Join a community of peers who are learning together and pushing forward changes in their organizations and the field.

Learn more about Change Incubator initiatives, and check out additional resources to help you build effective, open and honest relationships with the nonprofits you support.

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Learn more about our Change Incubator Cohort and Change Incubator Workshop!

And check out these additional resources on what we’ve learned through Change Incubator to help you build effective, open and honest relationships with the nonprofits you support.

Change Incubator Lessons Learned

At last month’s closing retreat for the Change Incubator, participants reflected on their own learning journeys, and we lifted up some common themes across the teams. While we learned a lot about grantee inclusion, we learned perhaps even more about change management and leadership. Here are five key lessons learned from our pilot program, along with examples from our participating foundations.

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What Are Some Whys and Hows of Grantee Inclusion?

Justin Laing—program officer at The Heinz Endowments, a cohort participant of GEO’s Change Incubator—shares grantee inclusion practices co-created with two members of its Transformative Arts Process (TAP) Advisory Board.

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The importance of community engagement

GEO’s Change Incubator helps grantmakers: Identify the challenges that impede you from building authentic relationships Create and experiment with new ideas Build a habit of reflective practice to learn from those experiments Join a community of peers who are learning together and pushing forward changes in their organizations and the field. Learn more about Change Incubator […]

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