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Walter And Elise Haas Fund - San Francisco, CA - 42 Survey Respondents
"I would recommend that the trusted colleague establish a relationship with the funders' staff. The staff are empowered to work with community orga"
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Cannon Foundation Inc - Concord, NC - 5 Survey Respondents
"They have clear funding interests, but great staff willing to talk out project ideas with you. They prefer capital projects but are starting to consid"
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Foundations Community Partnership Inc - Doylestown, PA - 12 Survey Respondents
"There are a variety of grant opportunities through FCP - think carefully about which one is the best fit for the project you want to apply for."
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Catholic Community Foundation Of Minnesota - Minnesota, MN - 14 Survey Respondents
"I had a video call with the Vice President of impact first and they were very helpful in directing me to the right kind of grant we could apply for. E"
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Nellie Mae Education Foundation - Quincy, MA - 108 Survey Respondents
"Make sure that your mission and goals aligns with NMEF. And develop a working relationship with the foundation so they get to know who you are and you"
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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 [...]