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Kenneth King Foundation - Denver, CO - 19 Survey Respondents
"Very responsive staff. Quick answers to questions."
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Otto Bremer Trust - Saint Paul, MN - 46 Survey Respondents
"We were encouraged to apply and our initial conversation with the foundation was positive. The site visit was brutal - the officer laughed at an item"
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Catholic Community Foundation Of Minnesota - Minnesota, MN - 22 Survey Respondents
"keep a good eye on deadlines and allow yourself enough time to search out the information required on a form, and then time to get your questions aske"
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Walter And Elise Haas Fund - San Francisco, CA - 44 Survey Respondents
"Be thoughtful about your relationship with your collaborating artist and how you will support them through application process."
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Paul M Angell Family Foundation - Chicago, IL - 9 Survey Respondents
"It is challenging to connect with individuals at the Foundation."
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Ann And Gordon Getty Foundation - San Francisco, CA - 1 Survey Respondents

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What it Really Takes to #FixTheForm: Behind the Scenes with the Initiative Foundation
by Kimberly Slipy, Initiative Foundation and Kari Aanestad, GrantAdvisor.org When The Initiative Foundation first began the journey of updating their grants management systems and processes two years ago, they never have could have imagined the impact that small changes would have on their community and own staff. This 34-year-old community foundation based in Little Falls, [...]
Listening – An Opportunity for Funders
by Cindy Matthews and Kelly Degering, Community First Foundation Foundations and nonprofits need one another in order to succeed in their charitable missions. Sometimes things get in the way -  like inadvertently cumbersome applications (#FixTheForm), broken contact links, misunderstanding of priorities. A primary goal of GrantAdvisor is to close the feedback loop between grantseekers and grantmakers, [...]
Why We Need to #FixTheForm
Surprise pop-up questions. Not being able to save. Applications that take 25 hours and result in $2,000. Poorly designed grant applications cost nonprofits precious time (up to 20% of full time work), create barriers and inequitable access to funding, and lead to burnout and turnover in key roles. Small changes (ie. eliminate word limits!) can [...]