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April 2008 (4 posts)

Thanks For Your Feedback...
April 30, 2008

I'd like to thank everyone who provided feedback about our new grantmaker and company profiles. Your comments and suggestions were enormously valuable to us, and we've made some modifications based on them:

  • Some of the extra space has been removed from the profiles. This reduces their length and decreases the time spent scrolling
  • For grantmaker records, the 990s tab has been restored so that grantmaker 990s can be easily accessed when navigating away from the Profile tab. (Direct links to grantmaker 990s for multiple years remain in the At A Glance section on the Profile tab.)
  • Previous Record and Next Record links have been added to the bottom of the profiles to further improve navigation

Stay tuned for more to come—FDO is your funding research tool and we want to make it as user-friendly as possible. In the meantime, you can share your thoughts with us by clicking the "Tell Us What You Think" link at the top of any grantmaker profile to submit your feedback. Or, leave a comment right here!

FDO News
April 25, 2008

Don't forget to catch up on the latest major developments and more with FDO News. In the April edition, read all about our new and improved profiles and the new data that we've added to FDO; learn about new ways to access other recent enhancements; hear more about this new blog; and discover the advantages of Institution-Wide Access.

eGrant Reporters
April 21, 2008

eGrant Reporter You might have noticed a new eGrant Reporter icon at the top of some grantmaker profiles. Wondering what it means? This notation signifies that a grantmaker submits electronic grants lists to the Foundation Center on a regular basis. When a grantmaker reports their grants to us in this way, it ensures that their newest grants appear in our Search Grants database as quickly as possible.

If you happen to be a grantmaker yourself, and you're interested in electronic reporting, visit the Grantmakers section of our web site for more information.

Ready...Set...Blog!
April 17, 2008

Welcome to Eye on FDO! I'm Dave Clark, the Foundation Center's manager of online subscription services. As the official blog of Foundation Directory Online, Eye on FDO will serve as a platform for communication between myself and the FDO community. I'll keep you up to date on all the latest happenings and help you take full advantage of all FDO has to offer.

If you've been an FDO subscriber for even a short length of time, you know that feedback is extremely important to us. After all, our goal is to enhance FDO based on what we hear from you. In that spirit, I encourage you to post comments to my blog entries and make suggestions for improving Foundation Directory Online. Just click the Comments link below any of my posts to reply.

Eye on FDO isn't our first interactive vehicle for communicating with subscribers, and probably won't be our last, but I do think it will help us to share information with you quicker and more frequently than ever before. With that in mind, be sure to visit often to stay current on everything FDO.

Thanks, and welcome!