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NextFifty Initiative - Denver, CO - 9 Survey Respondents
"We found the experience typical of capitalist Philanthropy."
Foundations Community Partnership Inc - Doylestown, PA - 5 Survey Respondents
"Would help to ask for summer interns. They are amazing. The interns are extremely intelligent, helpful, and courteous."
Walter And Elise Haas Fund - San Francisco, CA - 32 Survey Respondents
"Know the funding priorities of this funder."
Connecticut Community Foundation Inc - Waterbury, CT - 3 Survey Respondents
"Skip their trainings. They tend to recycle the same speakers every year and they don't go into a whole lot of depth or present cutting-edge topics"
Northwest Fund For The Environment - Seattle, WA - 6 Survey Respondents
"Northwest Fund has a deep grasp of our regional conservation issues and challenges, and are always receptive to a solid pitch to move the needle."
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Elizabeth A Lynn Foundation - Lakeside, MT - 1 Survey Respondents
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Alaska Community Foundation - Anchorage, AK - 1 Survey Respondents

News & Resources

What it Really Takes to #FixTheForm: Behind the Scenes with the Initiative Foundation
by Kimberly Slipy, Initiative Foundation and Kari Aanestad, 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 [...]