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Bonfils-stanton Foundation - Denver, CO - 4 Survey Respondents
"I have no advice for this organization. They are so professional and helpful. They are one of the organizations that we enjoy working with."
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Nellie Mae Education Foundation - Quincy, MA - 120 Survey Respondents
"Take the time to develop a relationship with the funder before asking for money."
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United Way Of Washtenaw County - Ann Arbor, MI - 33 Survey Respondents
"Please, inform the residents of Washtenaw County about these grants or funds when they call or visit this site in Washtenaw or the 211/the 1-800 numbe"
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NextFifty Initiative - Denver, CO - 19 Survey Respondents
"The NextFiftyInitiative is terrific. They fund short-term projects that involve direct service delivery, as well as support long-term projects that ai"
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Paul M Angell Family Foundation - Chicago, IL - 11 Survey Respondents
"Spend some time crafting your project description stat"
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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 [...]