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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Making a City Yours

In LISC's stories, Tope Folarin shares the story of how the Associates in Commercial Real Estate, or ACRE, a program that has become a mainstay in Milwaukee, got started, its impact it has had in the...more

Digital Arts Programs Allow Students To Develop Leadership Skills

The Long Beach Community Action Partnership's (LBCAP) Leadership Academy Mentoring Program (LAMP) helps students to develop their leadership and creative skills. According to Darick Simpson,...more

Alabama Gets $6.3 Million to Combat Opioid Addiction

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recently announced grants of $6.3 million to be awarded to the state of Alabama to help fight opioid addiction. The grants will fund community...more

Novel Giving Strategy - Letting Nonprofits Decide How to Use Funding

Jeff Bezos, founder, CEO, and president of Amazon.com, decided to try something different with his new billion-dollar charity, Day One Families Fund. Bezos, through his charity, announced that he...more

New Program Helping SNAP Recipients Land New Careers

The Food and Nutrition Services Employment and Training Program, a pilot program that is ajoint effort of the county Department of Social Services (DSS), Sandhills Community College (SCC), NC Works...more

Transforming Community through Photography

Isaac Biosse, a Kenyan-born Ghanaian photojournalist, is also a social entrepreneur. He has worked with several companies and charities. He is now the founder and CEO of Aboki Foundation. Aboki...more

Watering the Financial Desert

In this Washington Post article, Gareth Ross, Head of Enterprise Technology & Experience at MassMutual, writes how lack of access to basic financial systems and tools enables countless low-income...more

Social Determinants of Health Innovation Challenge
Foundation: Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dick Thompson, executive director and chief executive officer of the Quality Health Network (QHN) based in Grand Junction, often tells stories that offer examples of the social determinants that...more

How Impact Investing Can Foster Affordable Housing

This opinion piece from MarketWatch highlights workforce housing, where impact investors can leverage on to create affordable housing. Meredith Jones, an alternative-investment consultant and...more

Non-profit Tech Company Designs App to Help Toronto's Homeless

Tech nonprofit Ample Labs has developed a web-based app, called Chalmers, to help people experiencing homelessness. The app uses AI (artificial intelligence) to connect people to social services that...more







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New UK Research Body to Drive Progress in Social Investment


New UK Research Body to Drive Progress in Social Investment

The government-backed Social Investment Research Council is newly formed to hatch practical insights into social investment market products, and the investors needed to finance them.




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