Caps on indirect costs have been a polarizing issue in the social sector for many years. Once they were the most ubiquitous measure of administrative efficiency employed by philanthropic institutions. Today more and more leading voices in philanthropy are calling into question the true utility of these tools.
Social impact programming tends to be most effective when the make-up of the organization that administers it mirrors the community it serves. People, values, perspectives, and backgrounds are key components. When the right components are in place, the output is greater trust in intention and process. So why is diversity still such an issue in non-profit board rooms?
Most organizations have blind spots. Nonprofit organizations grow up around a social problem or issue area they are uniquely motivated to and capable of addressing. This article outlines how organizations can fight against tunnel vision to drive growth and innovation.
A recent CAF America survey of Fortune 500 companies revealed that a majority of corporations have increased charitable giving. As corporate entities increase giving, they should reevaluate their philanthropic strategy to ensure program success.
The economic climate has not been kind to the non-profit sector. Despite a short-term rise in charitable giving, six month donation levels are falling back in line with macroeconomic trends and organizations face contraction in FY20 income. According to the most recent installment of CAF America’s “The Voice of Charities Facing COVID-19 Worldwide” tracking survey, … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of the Gala