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March 17th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
In my last piece for In Philanthrophy, I offered three recommendations for how grantmakers can overcome commonly held misconceptions about the role of money in strengthening nonprofit effectiveness. I encouraged funders to: support comprehensive capitalization planning, reward financial management... More »
March 12th, 2015
The giving sector deserves credit for many things, but efficiency is not always one of them. For as long as there have been foundations investing in worthy causes, there have also been critics rightfully pointing out the duplicative, even wasteful ways with which the business of grantmaking often... More »
March 9th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
Poor capitalization remains the norm in the nonprofit sector, despite the now common wisdom that long-term financial health is a means to mission fulfillment. Most nonprofits, regardless of sector, subsist on one to two months of working capital. Their leaders and supporters have become accustomed... More »
March 5th, 2015
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Culture trumps strategy. We all know the adage. So when a foundation is contemplating a more-ambitious communications strategy, what can it do to build a culture that will embrace that change? More »
February 25th, 2015
Source: Massnonprofit News
The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, the state’s nonprofit trade association, today announced that Rick Jakious will resign as chief executive officer next month, three years after he joined the eight-year-old organization. Jakious will return to the government sector to serve as district director... More »
February 25th, 2015
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
Total charitable giving in the United States is expected to increase 4.8 percent on a year-over-year basis in 2015 and 4.9 percent in 2016, a report from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and consulting firm Marts & Lundy finds.Based on an analysis of ten key predictors... More »
February 24th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
The term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming more and more common in the business community, but often there remains a question as to what it means. There are a lot of definitions. Some of them speak to the awareness of what we buy and how it is produced in the wake of increased... More »
February 24th, 2015
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs are only as strong as the data they are built on. More »

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