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9Culturally sensitive8Positive leader in the field5Difficult to work with5Bureaucratic4Insightful4Risk taker4Worth the time to pitch3Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field3"Gets" nonprofits and issues3Friendly3Openminded3Responsive
They're such a big kahuna that you kind of have to apply. However, they throw their weight around and refuse to fully compensate grantees for shared costs and administrative overhead. On top of that, their budget and reporting templates are painfully time consuming and expensive to administer because they require extremely detailed info on every line item they fund. So drag of not covering full costs while actually driving up those costs. Enjoy!
Given the potential for a large grant in the future, it's well worth the effort. But it took over a year of cultivating during 4-5 calls, 2 meetings, and a some (not excessive) paperwork to finally get a 'small' ($25,000) grant.
Worth the time to pitch, Reasonable reporting terms