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Philanthropy can be a powerful resource for your organization. But navigating grant proposal applications can be a lonely, confusing, and frustrating process.

We're here to help. We have reviewed over 1000 grant proposals since 2015.


Great ideas need great advice.

We provide perspective, feedback, and philanthropy education to grant proposal authors. Those that have been through our review process see their fundraising increase over 200% on average.

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Disrupting Declination 

An Innovative Intervention for Grant Gridlock Feedback can be harder to find than funding which can leave authors dejected following a declination. Most funders do

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Reviewing Grant Proposals

Organized Grantmaking is Administratively Burdensome To the chagrin of many proposal authors, most funders do not provide feedback to rejected grant proposals. Even those that

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Amy Schiller

Amy Schiller is a writer and political philosopher. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College. She has held additional fellowships at Stanford University,

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Carmen James Randolph

Carmen James Randolph joined Dave for a two-hour, wide ranging discussion about the process of philanthropy and funding women of color.

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