Simplify My Applications and Reports

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Funders—Try Completing Your Own Online Applications and Reports (BLOG) Michelle Greanias makes a case for not letting tech become a hindrance and offers a simple eye-opener of a solution to recognize and correct the course inside the process that determines how money flows to nonprofits from grantmakers.

Building Less Burdensome Applications (2012 Conference Session Summary)

New Ways of Thinking about Common Applications  (2014 Conference Session Summary)

Guide to Streamlining Budgets and Financial Reporting  (PDF) Many nonprofits find that specialized budget and financial reporting requirements are some of the most time-consuming and burdensome aspects of grantseeking. This guide can help your organization streamline its grant budget and financial reporting requirements in ways that benefit your organization and your grantees.

Relieving the Burden of Budgets and Financial Reporting (VIDEO) Project Streamline has taken a hard look at what financial information grantmakers require of applicants and grantees and the maze of templates, formats, time periods, and terminology. Hear how to both relieve the burden on grantees and ensure that your foundation is getting financial information with real integrity.

Funders: Stop asking non-profits for budgets! (PODCAST) Reducing the burden of applying for and managing grants; a Nonprofit Spark podcast recorded on November 15, 2013.

Guide to Streamlining: Right-Sizing the Grantmaking Process (PDF) When grantmaking is right-sized, the information and due diligence requirements are proportionate to the size of the grant, appropriate to the type of grant, and take into consideration prior relationships with grantees. This guide will help your organization think through the opportunities to right-size your own process.

 

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