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May 2009 (3 posts)

Polls Are Open!
May 27, 2009

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our Foundation Directory Online Grantseeker's Best Friend Photo Contest a huge success so far. We received more than 100 photos portraying dogs of all shapes and sizes from FDO users located around the country and around the world. If nothing else, this contest proves a point: people love their dogs!

The submission period has now come to an end but the fun is just beginning. Whether you entered the contest or not, take a few minutes to visit our polling page and view all the photos we received. Then, select your top five faves and cast your ballot. We'll tally all the votes and the owner of the winning dog will receive a free, one-month extension of their current Foundation Directory Online subscription.

Statistical Update
May 20, 2009

Here's the latest FDO Professional statistical update:

  • 98,170 grantmakers
  • 492,489 trustees, officers, and donors 
  • 1,637,227 grants
  • 3,580 companies
  • 584,740 keyword-searchable 990s

Dog Photos
May 08, 2009

Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo for our Foundation Directory Online Grantseeker's Best Friend Photo Contest. On the FDO Home Page, you'll now see a small slideshow featuring all the photos we've received. To see a larger version of the slideshow, click the View Larger link.

If you haven't yet entered the contest, there's still time to do so. Please e-mail one photo of your dog to dogphotos@foundationcenter.org and include your name, your organization's name, and your dog's name. We'll add your photo to the slideshow and at the conclusion of the submission period FDO users will vote for their favorites. The owner of the winning dog will receive a free, one-month extension of their current Foundation Directory Online subscription.

Again, thanks for all the great photos! Be sure to check out the slideshow and stay tuned to find out when and how to vote.