Four simple words, but such a powerful question to ask of your peers. “What Would You Do?”
We bring this topic to #grantchat on a regular basis. It has become a favorite for #grantchat as it gives us a chance to have the whole community weigh in on topics that we are frequently being asked. In most cases, the questions we pose don’t have a black and white right or wrong answer, rather they have a range of acceptable and ethical responses that need to be considered carefully in each situation to see how they best fit within your organizational culture.
If you have a blog post or have an article that you would like to share about the concept, we would love for you to do so in the comment section or by using the #grantchat on the social media network of your choice.
Q1: Org is behind on benchmarks for a grant – they want you to apply for 2nd grant for same project. WWYD? #grantchat
Q2: The Director refuses to make pre-planning a staff priority but wants to apply for federal funding. WWYD? #grantchat
Q3: You are asked/told to complete a federal application that is due in 21 days. WWYD? #grantchat
Q4: Financial billings/reports are consistently late to funders from Finance Department. WWYD? #grantchat
Q5: You are sub-grantee – primary applicant won’t allow any admin costs to be included in your budget. What do you do? #grantchat
Q6: You are told that your bid was twice as high as the other bidder (and you know why). WWYD? #grantchat
Q7: You think you should tell your employer you want to keep working there FT and start your own firm? WWYD? #grantchat
Q8: Your org/client is short on matching funds and may not be able to submit the application. WWYD? #grantchat
Q9: You suspect that a fellow colleague is breaching the GPA code of ethics through their work. WWYD? #grantchat
Q10: Someone new to the grant profession approaches you to “give them advice” based on your experiences. WWYD? #grantchat