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Improving the grant relationship

There are a range of intermediaries and online platforms which are attempting to improve the relationship between those giving and those receiving grants, often by linking the two together in more efficient and effective ways. In this field, the web offers new ways to cut costs and widen connections. Sites like Kiva, which connect donors with social entrepreneurs, have already been making these links. Experiments in ‘crowdfunding’ potentially enrich the gift relationship, and democratise the sector’s source of finance.