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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Florence Norman founded Sweet Cavanagh, an award-winning peer-led aftercare social enterprise based in Notting Hill. The company hires women and trains them how to make and design jewelry. However, these women are in the process of recovering from eating disorders and addictions.