Beldon Fund

Lessons and Tips


This link will take you to brief downloadable stories that illustrate Beldon’s program strategies.

The Beldon Fund's ten-year experience with spending out while seeking to accomplish an ambitious mission yielded a range of useful lessons that we believe are applicable more broadly.

They cover the practical nuts and bolts of putting a foundation on a spend-out course as well as specific tips on effective program strategies to achieve impact.

Spending Out Download PDF

Promoting Collaboration Among Grantees Download PDF

Funding Nonpartisan Civic Engagement Activities Download PDF

Engaging New Advocacy Partners Download PDF

Developing a State-Based Advocacy Program Download PDF

Building a Field of Practice Download PDF

Engaging Other Funders Download PDF

Achieving Impact in a Limited Time Frame Download PDF

Responsible Exiting Principles Download PDF