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.
Although the donor-advised fund industry is in a high-growth phase, all boats will rise if we worry less about competing with each other and instead find ways to work together. By Kim Wright-Violich, president of Schwab Charitable.
Social enterprises combine the best of the nonprofit and for-profit worlds, but that very innovation has made it difficult for them to raise money. Philanthropists are reluctant to give grants to profit-making organizations, and commercial investors are wary of investing in organizations that are driven by a social mission. The authors explore the social enterprise capital market and offer short- and long-term solutions to this funding gap.
Matching grants work – but not for everyone.
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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.
Sidebar to "Crisis Mentality:" some species attract donors more than others.
Sidebar to "Crisis Mentality:" giving for the long term.