By Caronina Grimble
Face to Face with Funders provided over 40 community organizations the unique opportunity to engage one-on-one with one of 20 local grantmakers and receive feedback on a grant proposal. From arts programs to workforce development and everything in between, pairs of funders and grantees filled the room with conversations about how to craft and present strong grant applications.
"There are a lot of amazing things happening across the city, and I wish we could fund them all" remarked one funder after hearing about an arts program looking to expand.
"Being able to talk directly with someone without the fear of any kind of backlash is incredibly helpful; I can freely ask questions of funders and not be afraid of the responses...and the feedback was invaluable" said a grantseeker.
Through Face to Face with Funders, grantmakers are able to provide valuable support to nonprofit professionals, and grantseekers are able to further advance the mission of their organizations across the city.
Stay tuned for next year's Face to Face with Funders. We hope to see you there!