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Dave Moss, Author at The Unfunded List · Page 2 of 6

November 25, 2017

While the intent behind it is noble, there has not been enough critical analysis of #GivingTuesday. Several years after the first charitable giving day, I have started to develop concerns. There is no hard evidence that it increases overall giving and there is some evidence to suggest that it decreases contributions through cannibalization. It might

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • November 25, 2017
September 19, 2017

The Unfunded List is a new and innovative program that gives helpful and candid feedback to unfunded grant proposals. Sometimes, people have questions for us. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions. What is the Unfunded List? The Unfunded List began in 2015 when a handful of volunteers asked social entrepreneurs around the

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • September 19, 2017
July 12, 2017

The other day, I was enjoying my morning in a 4-star (Yelp) café and overheard a conversation between two young men at the adjoining table. They appeared to be just out of business school – judging by their wearing of obviously freshly-purchased shirts sporting known MBA programs . They discussed a range of topics, mostly

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • July 12, 2017
April 24, 2017

Here at the Unfunded List we are currently quite busy reviewing our fourth and largest round of unfunded proposal submissions. By the time we complete our review next month and announce the next iteration of the Unfunded List (June 1st – Stay Tuned!) we will have reviewed proposals from over 75 startup social good organizations – mostly nonprofits.

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • April 24, 2017
February 16, 2017

Too often, the hardworking entrepreneurs with great ideas to fix the world have the door to funding shut in their face.

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • February 16, 2017
December 8, 2016

In about six weeks there will be a new administration in charge of the federal government. This means thousands of hardworking, talented and experienced change agents will soon be out of a job. Many have lined up their next gig while others haven’t begun looking. Some will move to other positions in the Government or

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • December 8, 2016
October 6, 2016

Jonathan Beninson is the chief operating officer of House of Genius – an organization that provides feedback to emerging social entrepreneurs. Jonathan joins us in the booth after spending a week at the United Nations General Assembly events as well as the final Clinton Global Initiative. Listen in as Jonathan talks to us about his highlevel

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • October 6, 2016
September 6, 2016

Alex Dickinson spends her days as a social media strategist for Beekeeper Group providing strategic support and content guidance to a wide variety of clients including non-profits, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies. As awesome as that is – she is also the DC “Dean” of the Awesome Foundation. Awesome Foundation employs a giving circle model to a

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • September 6, 2016
August 22, 2016

I have a hard time spelling the word millennial. I can never remember if it’s two Ls or two Ns or how many Es it has (it’s both and there’s one). Steven Olikara has to spell it all the time as the founder of the Millennial Action Project – a nonprofit dedicated to political cooperation through

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • August 22, 2016
August 8, 2016

Mary Galeti serves on the Unfunded List evaluation committee and runs the Tecovas Foundation. They fund a number of small nonprofits including Accountability Lab founded by Blair Glencorse. He submitted a proposal that made it onto the inaugural Unfunded List.  Mary, Dave and Blair are all members of the Nexus Global Youth Summit and Blair and Dave

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • August 8, 2016