Michael Robbins is the founder of Span Learning and previously led education partnerships for the White House and Department of Education. He started his career on the developing team for the original AmeriCorps program. He has a lifelong passion for connecting technology and innovation that began when he developed a Dungeons & Dragons software program as a child. Today, he has a much smarter and better looking son who also loves technology and D&D. Michael spent some time as Dave’s boss at The SEED Foundation. He stopped by the booth and together, over a nice red, they discussed partnerships, the time commitment behind fundseeking, value propositions and a host of other topics related to the unfunded.
Unfunded List’s Wine Grants Podcast gathers philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and changemakers of all stripes. Hosted by Dave Moss, who started Unfunded List in 2015 to help make sure that the next generation of changemakers get the feedback and recognition they need to be successful. Our mission is to demystify and open the door to private philanthropy for the general public while providing a platform for our guests to discuss their life’s work.
Unfunded List reviews funding proposals twice annually from small and mid-size nonprofits and social impact startups. The 200+ philanthropy experts on our evaluation committee give helpful and candid feedback about each grant proposal’s weaknesses & strengths. Then we publish the best proposals to our list that we circulate to a rolodex of foundations and philanthropists in the hopes that we can find some funding and partnerships for these amazing unfunded proposals. Unfunded List is always accepting proposals at www.unfundedlist.com/submit-your-proposal. We invite your org to join the Unfunded List awardees and 100+ other projects that our funding evaluators have given feedback to since 2015. Find out more and submit at www.unfundedlist.com.