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* 1. Have you ever heard of grantor affinity groups and/or regional grantor networks?

* 2. Do you now, or have you ever, followed the activities of grantor affinity groups and/or regional grantor networks within your field by regularly reading the content on their websites and/or their public newsletters?

* 3. If so, which networks do you follow?

* 4. If you do follow them, what content do you read?

* 5. Have you or your organization ever made any attempts to influence the agenda of grantor affinity groups and/or regional grantor networks relevant to your field by developing targeted communications for them?

* 6. If so, which networks?

* 7. If you have done so, how have you gone about doing it?

* 8. Are you aware that grantor affinity groups and regional grantor networks have frequent gatherings where non-profit leaders are invited to speak about their issues?

* 9. Have you ever had requests from your Executive Director to be put on the agenda of a donor briefing held by a grantor affinity group and/or regional grantor network relevant to your issue?

* 10. If so, how many times?

* 11. If you have received these kinds of requests, what networks did you try for? Please name them:

* 12. Did you have success with any of them? Please describe.

* 13. Are you aware that grantor networks publish newsletters (as well as blogs, bulletins, listservs, and webinars) that often highlight successful grantees to their grantor members?

* 14. Has your organization ever been featured within such a newsletter?

* 15. If no, would you consider it valuable to attempt to gain exposure in such publications targeting grantors in your field?

* 16. Are you aware of other nonprofit communications directors/leaders who have actively worked to raise their organization's profile within grantor networks as a long-term donor visibility strategy?

* 17. Would you consider it a valuable use of your time to speak with communications directors of non-profits who have been able to gain visibility within grantor networks?

* 18. Would you ever consider approaching your current grantors with a request that they seek visibility for your organization in such grantor network newsletters?

* 19. If no, what are your hesitations?

* 20. Have you ever had a request from program staff to be have their policy, education or other work featured in grantor networks?

* 21. Has your organization ever created a grantors' guide to your issues for presentation to funders who support your field?

* 22. If no, would you consider doing so as a grantor education strategy?

* 23. If yes, please tell us any major impact the grantors' guide has had on your organization and on the field.

* 24. Have you added the staff and board leadership of grantor networks in your field to your organizational mailing lists?

* 25. Do you consider it part of your job to work with development staff on grantor communications?

* 26. In what ways do you do this currently, if you do?

* 27. When you were hired, were you asked by your superior to focus some communications efforts in targeting grantor networks to gain the organization's visibility there?

* 28. How many years have you been in non-profit communications?

* 29. How large is your organization?

* 30. How many people serve on the organization’s communications team?

* 31. How often, if at all, do you communicate with your major grantors about your program successes other than in quarterly or year-end reports?

* 32. How large is your organization?

* 33. How large is your annual budget?

* 34. What types of issues does your organization address in its core mission?

* 35. Is the focus of your programming:

* 36. Have you ever heard of any companies other than echo communications that are helping to promote non-profit organizations into grantor network spaces?

* 37. If so, what is the name of this company?

We appreciate your taking the time to respond to us.

Visit www.echocommunications.net to learn more about how your organization may be promoted into grantor networks.

We are also seeking 20 minute phone interviews with non-profit communications directors about their experiences working with grantor networks. See http://www.echocommunications.net/call_for_advisors.htm

Call us at 202-375-0743 or email us at info@echocommunications.net to arrange a time to speak.

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