GEO 2007 General Operating Support: Action Guide

Publication date: 
August 2007
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
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What is general operating support? How are grantmakers providing it?

GEO's answer to these questions (and more) were inspired by a spirited conversation that took place in early 2007 on the GEO listserv. The guide provides a comprehensive look at operating support funding.

"Our goal is to help grantmakers understand why general operating support is important, how to make it work and how to ensure accountability. The discussion is not a new one. For decades, many philanthropic and nonprofit leaders have called on grantmakers to boost their support for infrastructure and operating costs. But today the conversation is taking place amid increased attention to what makes nonprofi t organizations effective and how to strengthen the sector’s results."

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