Following The Money: Why Foundations Should Be Analysing Their 'End Spend'

In an article on Forbes the head of a philanthropic education firm posits that foundations could benefit the field and nonprofits from taking a more holistic approach in their funding strategies.

Nonprofits are often confronted with similar management challenges in addressing the issues in the communities they serve, but because of lack of scale they often as efficient as they might be in their operations. If foundation funders took a broader view of the collection of nonprofits that they fund they might be able to provide a shared-services model for overhead operations that would increase their efficiency and boost overall performance of those nonprofits.
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In an article that is part of a series of articles on the theme "Fundraising for the Future" contributed by Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy, Michelle Wright, Founder and CEO of fundraising and...more

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Crowdfunding has since revolutionized how people can donate and give back. But how can people determine what is real, and how much are people obligated to help? While the internet has made...more

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Donna Orem, the President of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), shares five trends that will propel philanthropy's future courtesy of both FEP and Blackbaud reports. The...more

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Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies and Professor of History and African and African American Studies, shares his thoughts on...more

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Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

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