Text messaging to students
Hello, I am trying to gather best methods to communicate with students. Email seems to be opened sometimes, but we are finding things going to SPAM, or simply not being read. We are thinking that texting may be the best method. I am wanting any process recommendations for texting to students. (Reminders to complete follow…
Scholarship for study abroad students not getting applicants
We are struggling to get applicants for a scholarship meant for students who will study in a foreign country for one semester or more. The application is fairly simple, so no roadblocks there. And it doesn't seem to matter what time of year I open or close the application. I've reached out to several global studies…
Grant letter for Annual Grants for Donor Designated Funds
Hello, Would anyone be willing to share their letter they use for annual distributions from donor designated funds? Thank you! Sally Hermann St. Croix Valley Foundation
Greenfield Indiana Regional Training Slide Decks
Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to participate and attend my sessions! I am including my slide decks below. Some contain resource links if you are interested in further information. Best, Marius
Hi everyone! Many of the scholarships we offer have a GPA requirement, so we ask for GPA in the general application phase. Traditionally, we have asked for an unweighted GPA since that is the most consistent across schools. However, this year we had applicants from a school that does not provide an unweighted GPA to…
Does anyone have experience with non-competitive grant models?
Hello everyone! As grant makers and funders, I'm sure we've all had our moments of wishing that we could fund all of the amazing projects that we have the privilege of reviewing. One of my Board Members recently expressed frustration with the number of applicants we have to turn away due to lack of funds, and posed the…
Looking forward: what do you think are the biggest trends and imperatives for 2023?
We asked philanthropic leaders to share what they see as the top trends in the months ahead. What is top of mind for you and your organization? What initiatives and ideas are you working on? Let's share what you're excited about, would love input on, and trends you see for the future! Looking for the Nonprofits discussion?…
Scholarship "Essay" Questions - Fixed, Choose Your Own, Short, Long?
Hello fellow scholarship providers! I work for the Pedrozzi Foundation and we provide undergraduate, community college, tech/vocational, and grad scholarships to students in Livermore, CA. We are merit based, but award higher dollar amounts to students with financial need. We are always looking to improve our application,…