This powerful article by Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of The Leadership on Civic and Human Rights, breaks down what is at stake for communities, as well as ways to build bipartisan support for resourcing the Census.
This report by the Philanthropic Collaborative is a first-of-its-kind IMPLAN economic analysis showing that foundation grantmaking supports 8.8 million jobs, billions of dollars in wages, and adds $570 billion to the GDP over generations. The report also looks at the economic impacts of eight case studies from across the country.
In this article, Idealware explains how you can help ensure people receive the emails you send them including strategies for how to keep your bulk emails in your constituents' inbox, not the spam folder.
The budget process is a critical component of sound financial management. Find tips to help your organization develop and maintain a healthy budget from Third Sector New England.
All online communities and social networks that rely on users to contribute content or build services share one property: most users don't contribute. Find out how participation inequality can affect your blog or online community from Jakob Nielsen.
Foundations must give serious thought to how much should be given away today and what should be saved for the future. Written with a particular advocacy position, this academic paper from the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations provides a good summary of both sides of the foundation payout debate.
Does collaboration have intrinsic value? Explore the potential and pitfalls of partnership for achieving foundation's goals through a case study analysis from the Wallace Foundation.
Amid the growing public scrutiny of philanthropy in recent years, legislators, the media and the general public are taking a closer look at foundations’ administrative expenses. This article offers some guidance to help foundations manage, benchmark and report their administrative expenses in ways that can effectively demonstrate and ensure they are spending their dollars wisely to fulfill the public trust.
The heightened focus on nonprofit accountability in recent years has spurred calls for foundations and public charities to have adequate policies and procedures in place to ensure sound governance. One such policy that has become a recommended best practice for the sector is a whistleblower protection policy, yet most nonprofits still don’t have one. Here are some basic issues to consider when developing a whistleblower protection policy for your grantmaking organization.
Back in 2009, Hal Harvey co-authored Money Well Spent, a handbook on strategic philanthropy. In this refreshingly blunt opinion piece, he shares his concerns about the unintended consequences that can result from strategic philanthropy – among them, exacerbating the inherent power imbalance between funders and nonprofits. Check out Harvey’s sound suggestions on how to navigate a course with your grantees that is strategic, but not suffocating.