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Improve Equity with #FixTheForm

The data is clear: Funders can create lasting progress towards equity with small fixes to their grant application form. In this special event, Submittable’s VP of Social Impact Sam Caplan will facilitate a conversation and live form assessment with Kari Aanestad, Co-Director of GrantAdvisor.com and co-founder of #FixTheForm.

#FixTheForm is a grassroots international movement to identify and fix the worst elements of funding application forms that waste time and money. After analyzing 2,500 reviews of foundations on GrantAdvisor.org and launching a survey of nonprofits that garnered 500 responses from 9 countries in less than four weeks, Aanestand and Laura Solomons isolated key pain points for grant seekers and pinpointed steps funders can take to improve their process.

Join #FixTheForm’s movement by joining us online, August 25, 2021. And keep a link to your own organization’s grant application form handy—we’ll reserve the last 15 minutes for Q&A and audience form assessment (first come, first served).

This webinar will include:

  • The history and methodology behind #FixtTheForm
  • Key strategies for identifying and fixing burdensome grant application forms
  • Insight into the future of accessible, equitable grantmaking
  • Examples of #FixTheForm in action
  • Live form assessments via chat
  • Audience Q&A

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Picture of your guest, Kari Aanestad

Kari Aanestad is the associate director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, where she advances the mission and work of MCN and Minnesota’s nonprofit sector through strategic visioning, fundraising, relationship development, sector research, and education. As a member of MCN’s leadership team, Kari provides strategic direction and input on the organization’s trajectory, evolution, opportunities, and partnerships, as well as supports the development of other fundraising professionals throughout Minnesota through in-person and online trainings on program evaluation. As a nonprofit fundraising professional with nearly a decade of experience, Kari also provides leadership to GrantAdvisor.org, a strategic initiative launched in partnership between MCN, California Association of Nonprofits, and Great Nonprofits. She is a co-founder of #FixTheForm.

Picture of your guest, Sam Caplan

Sam Caplan is the Vice President of Social Impact at Submittable. Inspired by the amazing work performed by grantmakers of all stripes, at Submittable, Sam strives to help them achieve their missions through better, more effective software. Sam has served as founder of New Spark Strategy, Chief Information Officer at the Walton Family Foundation, and director of technology at the Walmart Foundation. He consults, advises, and writes prolifically on social impact technology, strategy, and innovation. Sam recently published a series of whitepapers with the Technology Association of Grantmakers titled “The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy.”

Picture of your guest, Natalya DeRobertis-Theye

Natalya is a product marketer at Submittable focused on helping organizations get a ton of value out of the platform. She is a bookworm, adventure enthusiast and card-carrying cat lady as well as a writer and yogi.

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Hosted By:

Picture of your guest, Kari Aanestad

Kari Aanestad is the associate director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, where she advances the mission and work of MCN and Minnesota’s nonprofit sector through strategic visioning, fundraising, relationship development, sector research, and education. As a member of MCN’s leadership team, Kari provides strategic direction and input on the organization’s trajectory, evolution, opportunities, and partnerships, as well as supports the development of other fundraising professionals throughout Minnesota through in-person and online trainings on program evaluation. As a nonprofit fundraising professional with nearly a decade of experience, Kari also provides leadership to GrantAdvisor.org, a strategic initiative launched in partnership between MCN, California Association of Nonprofits, and Great Nonprofits. She is a co-founder of #FixTheForm.

Picture of your guest, Sam Caplan

Sam Caplan is the Vice President of Social Impact at Submittable. Inspired by the amazing work performed by grantmakers of all stripes, at Submittable, Sam strives to help them achieve their missions through better, more effective software. Sam has served as founder of New Spark Strategy, Chief Information Officer at the Walton Family Foundation, and director of technology at the Walmart Foundation. He consults, advises, and writes prolifically on social impact technology, strategy, and innovation. Sam recently published a series of whitepapers with the Technology Association of Grantmakers titled “The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy.”

Picture of your guest, Natalya DeRobertis-Theye

Natalya is a product marketer at Submittable focused on helping organizations get a ton of value out of the platform. She is a bookworm, adventure enthusiast and card-carrying cat lady as well as a writer and yogi.