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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A study from Georgia State University finds that nation's smallest nonprofits (less than $500,000 in annual turnover) who have at least one full-time staff member are much more likely than those...more

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The Rock County Valley Community will be receiving a 2.11 million grant from the federal government to assist in the after-care of people who have been incarcerated from their prisons. The services...more

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Modern computing is changing all industries, including the non-profit sector. More and more they are investing in cloud computing and big data, especially to determine client relations and donor...more

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