How soon should they tell donors they're spending the money?
October 1, 2012 1:14 PM Subscribe
Scientists / medical researchers (and donors), how long should a nonprofit take to publicize new grants?
posted by QuantumMeruit to Science & Nature (5 answers total)
Every now and then I see posts on AskMe from researchers kvetching about the grantwriting and funding process. Here's a question from the other side of the coin -- say a nonprofit organization decides to issue a grant. From a researcher's or donor's perspective, how long should it take for the organization to publicize the grant to its members and donors?
And if the grant winds up being a very large portion of the organization's annual research expenditures, does that change any expectations? I would think that donors would be more interested in learning about significant grants (which might constitute a high percentage of the organization's total research grantwriting) sooner rather than later.
(I'm not interested in legal disclosure obligations or fiduciary-duty-to-donor issues; I am more interested in what people think is "too long" for general publicity or donor-communication purposes.)