Engaging with constituents, as noble as it sounds, is often easier said than done. By engaging with the people served, nonprofits can do an even better job of delivering the broad range of needed services they provide.
When it comes to constituent engagement, however, the effort does not have to be limited to management or even staff. The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists, published a report “From Input to Ownership” that offers tips on how funders can help nonprofits engage with the people they serve to carry out their missions.
The report suggests the following:
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