It’s no secret that millions of mission-related hours are lost every year navigating cumbersome grant application processes. To identify the needed top changes, a survey was launched by Laura Solomons, a fundraiser for a social mobility charity and former Trustee and Chair of a grant-giving foundation, and Kari Aanestad, the Co-Director of and the Associate Director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In less than four weeks it received 500 responses from grantseekers across nine countries, “representing every shape, size, and activity area of the nonprofit sector.”

According to the results calculated by Grant Advisor, “nonprofits consistently report that “technical time-wasters” in grant applications consume 20-30 percent of their time.” For those funders looking to improve accessibility and equitable access to funding, addressing these changes is paramount.

“It was surprising to learn how seemingly simple and applied the fixes could be. The top three problems were needing to see the full grant application ahead of time, how often the time spent applying for a grant was not aligned with the dollars that were awarded, and being able to save and return to a form,” said Kari Aanestad.

The results of that survey birthed the #FixtheForm campaign, a grassroots organized effort designed to encourage funders and grants management platforms (of which Fluxx was one) to take action — NOW — to make immediate changes to their grant application process.

Read the full article about grant application processes at Fluxx.