Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Location: 1250 Hancock St Ste 701n, Quincy, 02169 MA

EIN: 04-2755323

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40Culturally sensitive38Responsive28Positive leader in the field25Friendly24"Gets" nonprofits and issues22Builds relationships20Openminded16Gives more than money16Insightful15Risk taker8Likes site visits1Bureaucratic

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Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Feb 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

try to build a great relationship with funders and communication calling them is always great.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Feb 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Thoroughly read the RFP, which is separate from the application.

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Openminded

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Feb 28, 2020

Reviewer 9834 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

It was helpful to work on the application elements separate from the online portal. Then I just had to copy & paste or upload. Give yourself enough time to gather supporting materials that could support strengthening your application.

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Feb 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

They made the application process easy compared to most funders. They were less proscriptive around page limits and format. They invited you to submit videos, photos, links anything that would show them what you do. They also encouraged you no to create content if you had stuff you could reuse for their application.Nice!

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Feb 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I was pleased with the response time of the staff when I had a question.

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Feb 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Initially, I was a little surprised by the responsiveness of the funder. In a couple of phone conversations, I found them to be open to listening to who we were and they encouraging. Their grant application process was easy to navigate and much less stressful on our organization to apply than most grants.

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Responsive

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Feb 27, 2020

Reviewer 7606 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Plan ahead and collaboratively for the open ended approach of Nellie Mae's new method. It's definitely a lot more approachable as you get used to it, but at first it can be hard to think of best approaches if you are used to the common approach of "fill in box" and specific questions approach of most funders. And by collaboratively I mean stakeholders, board members and populations you serve, their input and vision can be very helpful.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Feb 27, 2020

Reviewer 4280 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

They should know to review the guidelines of the grant and what the grant is willing to fund.

They should know to have one to two people ready to review their grant after it is "completed".

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Risk taker, Responsive

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Feb 27, 2020

Reviewer 9857 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Ask lots of questions and get to know the funder. They are human. This funder seems to want to be more responsive. Take them at their word about wanting to support nonprofits doing important work in communities of need.

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Feb 27, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I suggest speaking to an organization that has received funding from Nellie Mae in the past to get a sense of who they are as a funding organization.

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