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Guide for learning from grant refusals released - 8 September 2011

'The Art of Refusal' covers a variety of subjects including how to try to avoid a grant refusal and how to deal with and learn from one.

The guide is released by Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness on the back of research conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation which studied over 100 grantmakers and 40 grant applicants.

Jon Fitzmaurice, one of the report co-authors and a visiting fellow at Cass, said: “We found there was a lot of frustration on both sides. Grant-seekers wanted more feedback even when it was good news and grantmakers recognise the need to give feedback but struggle to find the time to do so in detail. If both sides work harder at this process the sector will benefit enormously.”

Download The Art of Refusal.