Are you looking to take your giving to the next step? Do you want to be more effective with the resources you give? In this section, we explore ways to spot effective minstries and to be more strategic in giving.
Strategic Principles for Grantmaking
Because we at the Maclellan Foundation see ourselves as stewards, we want to see God’s resources used to the greatest advantage. While our methods may not apply universally, they have served us well on our stewardship journey and we hope that they may encourage you in your giving.
Spotting an Effective Ministry: Common vs. Exceptional Practices
In reviewing grants for over 60 years, we have noticed patterns that set certain ministries apart from the rest. Ministries that are effective tend to exhibit many of the 9 characteristics outlined here and we hope that our observations may be useful to you.
Framework for Finding Effective Ministries
If you want to fund effective ministries, make sure they have these four characteristics.
Steps to Becoming More Effective in your Giving
Over the course of a lifetime, many generous givers find themselves progressing in their giving from a reactionary stance to one that is more strategic. Below we outline several of the common steps givers take on their journey to becoming more effective in their giving. We hope that in seeing these, you may be encouraged to take the next step.
As a foundation representative or major donor, you have no shortage of opportunities to give. Perhaps you understand the basics of due diligence, but to take your analysis to a new level, consider the following tips.
Tips on Maximizing a Field Visit
While not necessarily classic due diligence questions, these are some tips specifically meant to maximize the time on the field. Due diligence questions can certainly be asked, and should be, but often those can be covered without a visit to a headquarters or ministry location.