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.
Many companies use a phase-gate (or stage gate) process to drive their innovation activities. Somewhere between Phase 1 (Scoping) and early Phase 2 (Business Case Development), many organizations fail to ask certain questions that are crucial to fully vetting a concept – or fail to ask them in the right way. BCE outlines observations on the most common blind spots and related failure modes for innovation programs.
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.
Recent commentary on the July retail sales report universally implied a difficult peak shopping season ahead. What other “events” loom on the remaining 2020 horizon that might impact consumer spending through the balance of the year?
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.