On a recent trip with my twins to Magic Kingdom at Disney World, I was taken aback by the multiple barriers to actually entering the park, and the disappointing experience leaving the park after a fabulous, fun-filled day. Yes, it was fun while we were there, but the lead up and send off essentially killed the Magic Kingdom’s “magic” for me.It got me thinking: What road blocks do foundations inadvertently create, preventing ideal applicants from applying and great ideas from being funded? What opportunities are lost at the end of a grant period? How can we make sure we’re not killing the “magic” that comes from a synergistic and mutually fulfilling foundation-grantee relationship? Let me explain how the magic gets … Continue reading Are We Killing the Magic?
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