Finding a Niche
A way to “find the white space.” Sometimes a scan can help locate a niche where a funder can make a unique contribution. On the issue of climate change, for example, an international foundation learned from a scan that many funders were supporting climate change mitigation but few were looking beyond to “climate change adaptation” — an important issue for farmers in Africa, city-dwellers in low-lying regions of Asia, and other populations of concern to the foundation.
Takeaways are critical, bite-sized resources either excerpted from our guides or written by GrantCraft using the guide's research data or themes post-publication. Attribution is given if the takeaway is a quotation.
This takeaway was derived from Scanning the Landscape 2.0.