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NextFifty Initiative - Denver, CO - 13 Survey Respondents
"I think NextFifty Initiative fills a niche that is very needed. I have the sense that there is more opportunity for funds than maybe I dared to apply"
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Foundations Community Partnership Inc - Doylestown, PA - 9 Survey Respondents
"FCP has been a crucial partner in our work to reach and restore women affected by human trafficking. Their funding of our organization has helped us"
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Walter And Elise Haas Fund - San Francisco, CA - 34 Survey Respondents
"The Haas Fund is terrific to work with. I have been able to talk through the issues and challenges, and they have been great thought partners. They"
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Bush Foundation - St Paul, MN - 32 Survey Respondents
"My perception about how Bush is approaching the community innovation grants is that they only want to fund innovation work AFTER you've done the e"
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Athwin Foundation - Edina, MN - 3 Survey Respondents
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Fargo-moorhead Area Foundation Corporation - Fargo, ND - 2 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 [...]