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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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United Way Of Washtenaw County - Ann Arbor, MI - 26 Survey Respondents
"Make sure to meet with UWWC staff prior to the grant application. It will help you understand the funder's grant guidelines and focus, and allow y"
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Community First Foundation - Arvada, CO - 61 Survey Respondents
"The online info sessions can be helpful. Be sure to reach out to ask questions if you have them."
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Nellie Mae Education Foundation - Quincy, MA - 112 Survey Respondents
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Morris And Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation - Washington, DC - 30 Survey Respondents
"Cafritz is an excellent partner to Ck. Their program officers are accessible and responsive."
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Ann And Gordon Getty Foundation - San Francisco, CA - 1 Survey Respondents
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Suhor Family Foundation - Overland Park, KS - 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 [...]