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Medtronic Communities Foundation - Fridley, MN - 7 Survey Respondents
"Grant application does not allow you to share your story. Many questions cannot be answered as no profits are able to collect such data."
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Best Buy Foundation - Richfield, MN - 7 Survey Respondents
"Best Buy is no longer giving community grants. This is a disappointment. I do appreciate all they are doing nationally, especially for underserved you"
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Provident Bank Foundation Inc - Morristown, NJ - 4 Survey Respondents
"Provident does request reports every 3 months, which is tedious, however I advise that you be prudent in following through. We are usually granted $5,"
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NextFifty Initiative - Denver, CO - 11 Survey Respondents
"NFI is very responsive and gives clear feedback- I'd recommend contacting them about your proposal in advance of applying to get feedback on wheth"
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Community First Foundation - Arvada, CO - 43 Survey Respondents
"Grant program contacts were very communicative and great to work with. We unfortunately were not funded, but it sounds like there were a lot of strong"
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Alaska Community Foundation - Anchorage, AK - 1 Survey Respondents
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A V Hunter Trust Incorporated - Glendale, CO - 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 [...]