Jeff Raikes takes over the Gates Foundation at a turbulent time when philanthropic resources are down and social needs are up.
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider" or "the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives are not as explicit about their funding models and have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.
New research suggests that the fate of start-up nonprofits is highly dependent on their acquisition of stable funding sources, particularly public funds
Not only does a distinctive brand help a nonprofit raise its visibility among the public, it also develops deeper ties with donors, partners, and other stakeholders.
Donors don’t know much about capacity building, except that they don’t like the term.
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Sidebar to "Crisis Mentality:" some species attract donors more than others.
Sidebar to "Crisis Mentality:" giving for the long term.
A United Way affiliate has boosted fundraising by breaking the rules.
Nonprofits do not use -- and often don't want -- for-profit marketing techniques.
Why nonprofit auctions are inefficient, and how they can raise more money.