Developing strong long-term relationships with your funders is critical to the success of present and future giving opportunities, so it is critical that these relationships are properly stewarded. Stewardship is the practice of ensuring that grants and gifts are used as donors intend and includes the communication of progress through acknowledgement and reporting.

Organizations investing in your project or program will want to know how things are progressing and often have specific expectations for reporting. Our Institutional Engagement Officers are available to provide advice on how to enhance collaborative relationships with your donors. There are simple and effective ways to assure funders that their investment was well made and to effectively steward.

As an added resource, the Toolkit for Charitable Fundraising, specifically, the section: Beginning The Conversation: Donor Engagement, provides helpful tips on how to effectively steward donors.