In a recent post on his NonprofitAF blog, activist, writer, and nonprofit ED, Vu Le, wrote a piece called “How funder fragility is similar to white fragility and what funders can do about it.” In the piece, Le describes a convening he attended of professionals of color that was interrupted by Funder Fragility –a phenomena [...]
Every day at 8:00 a.m., I log on to my computer and read reviews written at grantadvisor.org. My goal is to assess whether or not the new reviews align with GrantAdvisor's community guidelines. GrantAdvisor encourages reviews be about the institution of philanthropy and therefore doesn’t allow comments about specific individuals. I make sure no names are mentioned, and often times ask for input from an internal [...]
What’s the true cost to nonprofits? If you’ve written a grant in the last year, chances are at least one of these things has happened to you. Your proposal is carefully crafted and ready to be uploaded and submitted. You access your account in the funder’s online system and spend the next few hours troubleshooting [...]
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