Connector

Dave Moss

Dave Moss is founder and President of the Unfunded List. An award-winning social change professional Dave has experience on both sides of the funding spectrum. As a grantmaker he has helped give away over $6 million dollars. As a fundraiser he raised over $150 million for various causes before founding the Unfunded List. Dave has worked with The SEED Foundation, The National Youth Rights Association and Atlas Corps as a fundraiser. As a funder, he’s been involved with the Slingshot Fund, the PVBLIC Foundation and the Moss Family Foundation. His proudest accomplishment is directing partnerships and media donations for the launch of the “It’s On Us” campaign in partnership with the Obama White House. He is a former Presentense Fellow, a former member of the Grand Street Network at 21/64, a member of the Schusterman REALITY Community, and is a regular delegate to the Nexus Global Youth Summit where he was one of the event’s original organizers. In 2015, he founded the Unfunded List to help make sure that the next generation of social startups get the feedback and recognition they need to succeed. Passionate about shining a light on philanthropy, Dave hosts the Open Door Philanthropy podcast (available wherever you get your podcasts).

Describe the Impact of a Project you’re focused on.

I am the founder of a nonprofit called Unfunded List. Our mission is to educate the public about philanthropy. We work with folks who have written a grant proposal but are struggling to find funding for it. Our committee of over 300 evaluators is made of issue and philanthropy experts but also well-connected folks. We review these unfunded proposals and fill in knowledge gaps as they relate to philanthropy and philanthropic process but we also, with the help of our connectors, often make direct connections and introductions and these can be particularly impactful.

What results do you hope for when the impact is amplified?

We love it when our evaluators review a proposal and then become directly involved in that project.

What do you have to offer as a connector? What can you give as expertise to others?

We have over 300 people on our committee and have reviewed proposals for about 250 different organizations. Whether you are looking to learn about new approaches to solving challenges around the globe or need support while you navigate the world of philanthropy we are in a great position to help.
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