RAGS- Linking Local Funders

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CLASSIC ARTICLE - They go by the humble acronym RAG (the one in Washington, D.C. goes by the doubly humble "WashRAG"), but regional associations of grantmakers can be a valuable resource for local nonprofits. About half the RAGs have developed their own version of a common application form, which allows grantseekers to use a single format when writing proposals to multiple funders. Many hold "Meet the Donor" forums or publish directories that describe their members' grantmaking policies and priorities. Here's the lowdown on which RAGs do--or don't-- offer these services.