by Katy Knight
In my role as SFE’s Executive Director, one of the core philosophies that I ask our team to keep top of mind is the belief that “context is key.” In our ongoing “Context is Key” series, we explore a wide range of subjects, from understanding the perspectives of the teams doing the work at a given organization, to the importance of building trust in funder-grantee relationships. We’ll share information about the questions and behaviors that we incorporate into our processes to make our understanding of context more actionable, effective, and ultimately, impactful.
Explore the first three installments in our series below, and stay tuned for more explorations of context:
- “Context is Key: Who’s Doing the Work?” goes deep on some of the questions we ask ourselves in order to better understand the teams doing the work at a given organization
- “Context is Key: Where is the Work Happening?” examines our process for cultivating a deeper appreciation for the broader, location-based context that informs an organization’s work
- “Context is Key: Building Trust in Grantmaking” explores the information that we share about ourselves in order to keep our new relationships grounded in mutual respect and understanding
Katy Knight is the Executive Director of Siegel Family Endowment