At nfpSynergy, we know that the relationship between grant makers and grantees is vital to a positive grant making process. Over time, we’ve worked with both grant makers and charities to understand perspectives and share best practice. We have written two research-based reports on grant-making, one from the perspective of charities applying for grants and the other from the point of view of grant makers.
We have over 8 years of experience helping some of the UK’s leading grant makers to understand where they are performing well and where they can improve. Through our research with grantees and unsuccessful applicants, we provide funders with feedback from their most important stakeholders.
As an independent market research agency, we are able to provide grantees and unsuccessful applicants with the space to provide truly honest feedback, that can prove so valuable in improving the processes of a funder.
We help you to develop a tailored research package that includes:
- In depth insights using quantatitive and qualitative methodologies
- Your results compared against our benchmark, which contains the views of over 5,000 grantees and unsuccessful applicants across 9 different funders
- An interactive dashboard that allows you to filter results and create your own reports
- Analysis and presentations by our team of experts
We were so impressed with the knowledge and expertise nfpSynergy provided throughout the process of the survey. The findings proved to be highly insightful and helped us prepare our latest strategic framework. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend nfpSynergy to others in the funding sector.
Grants Operations & Data Manager, The Wolfson Foundation
The project provided us with some great insights. We are already making improvements to our grants processes and how we communicate with applicants as a direct response. The pandemic struck just as the work began and this changed the scope of the work. The team at nfpSynergy really took this in their stride and it did not affect the project timeline. We’d definitely recommend them to grant makers considering similar research.
Grants Manager, The Clothworkers' Foundation
They really listened to our priorities throughout the process. The findings from the research will be significant in informing improvements we will make to our grant making and management. We would highly recommend nfpSynergy to any grant maker interested in evaluating stakeholder perceptions of their work.
Former Head of Assurance, Quality & Risk