Location: Po Box 318, Fergus Falls, 56538 MN
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Make a personal connection first, and beware of their absurd character count limits that are actually more time-consuming than helpful.
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Update your grant portal to get rid of CHARACTER COUNTS (Ex: 250, 500, 750). I don't think foundation reps realize how time-consuming this is. I spent more time cutting down word counts on already-brief statements than I did on the rest of the app altogether. Trust nonprofits to use brevity in their submissions.
Beware that the character counts in their application will be incredibly time consuming.
They were SUPER prompt in responding to our COVID-19 relief application. They made us feel trusted and valid, compared to other orgs who are "flexible" in funding but proceed to ask inappropriate prescriptive questions.
WCI is new to taking on-line proposals. We’re still finding the right balance between frustratingly restrictive character limits and long submissions that challenge timely review. While the current limits yielded concise responses, it did so at the expense of our applicants. We’ll adjust the character count next ground round. Thanks for the feedback.