Open Road Alliance

Location: 111 18th Street Se, Washington, 20003 DC

EIN: NA00001

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Top descriptors for this funder

42Responsive32"Gets" nonprofits and issues30Positive leader in the field30Risk taker28Friendly28Openminded27Insightful15Builds relationships10Gives more than money6Culturally sensitive1Reasonable character restrictions1Gives general operating grants

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Open Road Alliance

Jul 08, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

embrace and learn from their feedback - rarely do you get the opportunity to receive feedback during the grant application process.

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Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Jun 16, 2020

Reviewer 4778 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

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Responsive

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May 26, 2020

Reviewer 3430 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Be honest and to the point. Have specifics of your roadblock. Have a clear implementation plan. Bring experts colleagues to the calls.

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Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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May 21, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Full transparency is a 'must' for engaging with Open Road. They are built on the idea that roadblocks occur, so they want to hear all the details of what you are facing. Yet at the same time you must demonstrate that your team is thorough, committed, and ready to follow through once the funding challenges is mitigated.

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Builds relationships

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May 18, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Transparent organization and very responsive - we really appreciated the time and effort they made to truly understand our work while asking insightful questions. Their straightforward manner is a breath of fresh air

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

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May 13, 2020

Reviewer 3302 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

They're really fast, entrepreneur friendly. Be open, honest, direct and they'll provide fast feedback. No special tricks needed.

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Positive leader in the field, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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May 05, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I was very impressed by how streamlined and transparent this process was. Thank you!

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Apr 29, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

If you meet the criteria for the funding (experiencing a road-block) and have funding in sight, this is the right partner to bridge you through that gap. I'd try to get a warm intro from someone that you know.

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Positive leader in the field, Insightful, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Apr 28, 2020

Reviewer 5102 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Clear criteria and quick and responsive process - be sure to read the criteria and discuss during your phonecall with them

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Gives more than money, Risk taker, Insightful, Friendly, Responsive

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Apr 20, 2020

Reviewer 4822 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Be clear with your ask, provide honest and straightforward answers and be prepared to answer all questions -their approach is thoughtful and thorough.

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Positive leader in the field, Insightful, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded

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