Program Materials from 'Equity, Full Cost & Impact

Publication date: 
December, 2018

As funders increase their focus on supporting equity, inclusive economies and opportunity for all, we must remember is not just about what you fund but how you fund. By better understanding what it really costs your grantees to deliver on mission, grantmakers can better structure their grantmaking and leverage their resources to support a more just, equitable, and sustainable society.

Topics covered:

  • How grant funding practices can unintentionally undermine equity goals
  • Key steps you can take to better support impact without exploiting the sweat equity of your grantees
  • Better understanding of what it really cost grantees to deliver on mission

This workshop was led by David Greco, President and CEO of Social Sector Partners. A nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant on creating a more financially sustainable and effective social sector, David brings more than 25 years of experience in in driving the growth and impact of social sector organizations.

Most recently, David led the Real Cost Project in California, a statewide initiative that aims to increase the number of funders providing real cost funding. He also served as Interim President and CEO for Northern California Grantmakers and led their efforts to launch a new strategic direction and business model. Previously, he was the Vice President of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) for more than 5 years and Vice President of the Youth Leadership Institute.

Below is the presentation from the program and articles related to equity and funding.