Get on the map and get savvier with your grantmaking

February 10, 2015 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

headshot of JessicaAs one of Philanthropy Ohio’s membership services associates, it is my job to make sure our members (you) have access to the information and resources you need to be the most effective and successful at your job.

We all know that foundations, United Ways and funders play a very important role and do great work for our communities, but what if it you could do good, better?

That is why I’m so excited about the launch of the Get on the Map campaign.

Beginning this week, 20 regional associations, including Philanthropy Ohio, representing over 2,700 organizations and more than $38 billion in grantmaking will work with funders across the country to harness the data that supports our individual and collective work and enables all of us to tell a more accurate version of the story of philanthropy. Twenty Philanthropy Ohio members are already on the map, and now it’s your chance to get on the map, too!

Foundation Center data mapsThe Get on the Map campaign encourages funders to share grants data using  Foundation Center’s eReporting standard. Organizations that participate by submitting their data electronically will receive a free interactive map of their own grants to use as they wish. Delivered via Foundation Center’s Foundation Maps platform, the maps will provide funders with anytime access to timely information about the activities of their peers, regional funding gaps, potential collaborations and more.get on the map logo

Just imagine: rather than making dozens of calls, you’ll be able to sit at your desk and in just a few clicks, access an interactive mapping tool that gives you current information on who is funding what and where in your community. Now imagine being able to target populations and key elements of the actual grant — not just a list of recipient institutions and organizations.

Best of all, it’s free to participate and access the maps, as part of your Philanthropy Ohio membership.

So what are you waiting for? Visit our website for more information, and get on the map! If you have any questions about the Foundation Maps member benefit, please let me know!

Happy Mapping!

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Jessica Howard

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