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Catholic Community Foundation Of Minnesota - Minnesota, MN - 10 Survey Respondents
"Contact the Program Officer to ask her about the details of the grant. She will tell you what's realistic to get and if it has a high probability"
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Allegany Franciscan Ministries - Palm Harbor, FL - 37 Survey Respondents
"Best to attend a meeting for broad information and parameters of the grant. Afterwards set up a 1-on-1 meeting for a much better understanding of the"
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NextFifty Initiative - Denver, CO - 12 Survey Respondents
"Make sure your mission alines with the mission of NextFifty before applying. Be direct and have a full plan for your project as they want things to be"
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Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Inc - Duluth, MN - 8 Survey Respondents
"Volunteering for a WI public school in need of technology for students during the initial phase of COVID, I was asked to make contact with the program"
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Northwest Fund For The Environment - Seattle, WA - 8 Survey Respondents
"NW Fund has some of the most informed and inquisitive program managers and trustees of any of our Foundation funders. Be ready to answer tough questi"
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Wyss Medical Foundation Inc - Washington, DC - 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 [...]