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The L B Research And Education Foundation - Asheville, NC - 27 Survey Respondents
"There are a lot of peices to this puzzle. Pay attention to the checklist and make sure you send a complete package."
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Walter And Elise Haas Fund - San Francisco, CA - 49 Survey Respondents
"Very communicative throughout the process. Helps immensely and builds on the relationship."
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Foundations Community Partnership Inc - Doylestown, PA - 28 Survey Respondents
"Email them with questions or follow up. We applied for one grant and didn't get it, but they told us to apply for a different grant and received f"
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Pollination Project Foundation - Berkeley, CA - 21 Survey Respondents
"VERU GOOD"
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Nellie Mae Education Foundation - Quincy, MA - 148 Survey Respondents
"The grant portal is a little clunky, but overall a smooth process"
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Fargo-moorhead Area Foundation Corporation - Fargo, ND - 2 Survey Respondents
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South Dakota Community Foundation - Pierre, SD - 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 [...]