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Nonprofit Funding

Nonprofits and the Cost Benefit Solution

Harriet McDonald | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

In an era when states and the federal government are slashing spending, elected officials find it particularly difficult to even contemplate new investments in social services. But the truth is that they have seldom been needed more.

Over $1 Trillion to 1 Percent of Charities: How Do We Measure the Results?

Ken Berger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Ken Berger

Donors need to remember that giving should not just come from the heart (although it is a great place to start); but also from the head (the place where you can confirm through research that the charity meets the heartfelt impulse).

Is Your Nonprofit Making an Impact? Prove It!: Part 1, Why Social Entrepreneurs Must Take Research Seriously, and How to Do So

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

If you're running a social enterprise and you want to raise money to fund it, you will need to design a data-collection and research strategy to show donors and peers that you're actually achieving your goals. I learned this lesson the hard way.

11 Secrets to Building a Game-Changing Organization

Aaron Hurst | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Hire ambitious raw talent and give them room to stretch. Surround yourself with great people and let them find ways to create value and energy. The best ideas and execution strategies rarely come from management.

Changing the World, One Step at a Time

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Pushing back against the failures of our leaders and institutions is a growing movement of people and organizations taking the initiative to engage, connect, solve problems, share, and change their communities and the world. We see this in the people whose stories are featured in a new book, Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time.

Supporter Shift: Engaging Tomorrow's Donor (Part I)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

The question, for today's nonprofit leader, is this: If a large percentage of our donations are coming from generations that are getting smaller, how will we make up the revenue when these people aren't there to support our cause anymore?

Who Cares About Nonprofit Finances? The Top 12 Reasons Why the Most Vulnerable Are at Risk

Fred Leeb | Posted 11.12.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Who is responsible to ensure that nonprofits operate most efficiently? While the great majority of people in the nonprofit world are good people, this doesn't necessarily mean that the financial system is functioning most effectively.

Nonprofits and the Government: A Relationship Strained by Bureaucracy

Richard Buery | Posted 08.14.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Our country faces existential challenges, like rising income inequality, poor educational outcomes and long-term health costs. By rethinking how governments fund the agencies doing vital work, we can finally put the welfare of our citizens first.

Nonprofits Are Now Too Critical To Fail

Fred Leeb | Posted 09.07.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Nonprofits have become an essential part of the fabric of our communities. There are over one million registered tax-exempt public charity nonprofits in the United States.

Crowdfunding, a Burgeoning Phenomenon to Raise Money for Some Enterprises and Nonprofits

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Kiki Karpus invests in start-ups and emerging businesses -- well, sort of. Instead of choosing the companies based upon the likelihood of their succes...

When to Draw the Line: A Guide to Use and Abuse of Credit

Barbara Libove | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Barbara Libove

A line of credit (LOC) is a valuable resource for most nonprofits that can serve as a lifeline while awaiting contract or grant payments. At the same time, misusing a line of credit is akin to playing with fire.

Over Half Of Nonprofits Only Have Enough Cash For 3 Months Or Less

Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact

Though demand for services is up, an alarming percentage of nonprofits don't have enough cash on hand to last more than three months. After intervi...

A $4.82 Billion Opportunity for Nonprofits

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

With shrinking government spending, we need to be much more resourceful as a sector to make sure we can achieve our critical missions.

Making Social Enterprise Work: A Funder's Perspective

Paul Lamb | Posted 11.07.2011 | Impact
Paul Lamb

There are many other lessons to be learned and shared when it comes to supporting the launch and growth of community-based social enterprises in the nonprofit sector.

Minnesota Sen. Scott Newman: Cut Off Grants For Nonprofits

Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact

As nonprofits everywhere face cuts in funding and declines in donations, Minnesota nonprofits could lose their main wellspring of money. Republican...