There must be something in the air, yesterday I posted something about the time suck that are logo requirements and later that same day was a tweet from @ArtsAdminSay about the habit some foundations have of online grant applications that require uploading a PDF of the very information you just entered into several dozen different fields.
TFW a grant requires an uploaded PDF application but then asks for the same information to be submitted through a fillable web form.
— Shit Arts Administrators Say (@artsadminssay) September 19, 2019
All of this stumbles right into Vu Le’s territory at NonprofitAF, where he routinely calls out Foundations and Government agencies, hiring practices, and more. There’s never anything spiteful, rather, it’s simply acknowledging the ways we can be our own worst enemies. One of my recent favs is this one about the internal role of foundation board members and staffers.
But I’m curious to hear about what sorts of pain points you would love to see improve and why.