Many foundations ask nonprofits to share their annual operating budget as part of grant application and reporting processes. But here's the dirty little secret (perhaps not so secret) - the numbers often aren't real.
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Come explore the intersection of health, homelessness and aging.
As a sequel to the last program where we discussed navigating different communication styles in your workplace, this next program will focus on developing and sustaining core relationships with your manager.
The long-term changes in the labor market that were accelerated by the Great Recession have disproportionately impacted low income populations served by job training programs.
Fiscal sponsorship has evolved as an effective and efficient mode of starting new nonprofits, seeding social movements, and delivering public services. Fiscal sponsorship has become a popular, widespread and a reputable vehicle for a flexible and immediate response to a range of activities from arts to environmental activism to international aid.
Your grantees work tirelessly to address tough social issues and data science can help them do even more. While many organizations use data to report on past activity, it can actually help build a better future.
Today, the transgender community is more visible than ever—yet many Americans struggle to understand what it means to be transgender.
Leadership — we are all trying to bottle that secret sauce, the right mix of basic ingredients spiced up in individual formulas. Articles are written every day distilling its critical elements. With accomplished, confident leaders at the helm, organizations thrive. Indeed, foundations understand that the right leader is key to a grantee’s success. But as major demographic, economic, and political shifts abound, how does philanthropy prepare and support the next generation of non-profit leadership?
To build on recent FAN programs - in particular, the topics of performance management and intergenerational workplaces - we invite you to a workshop on effectively giving and receiving feedback.
Join us at the CFF Annual Gathering to celebrate another year of organizing funders to transform our regional food system!
In the midst of this year’s presidential election, understanding the right to vote – and exercising this right – is critical to the future of the country. This issue has been at the center of American politics since the beginning, from the Founders’ debates to today’s hot topics: gerrymandering, voter ID laws, restrictions on open polling schedules, voter roll purges, and the flood of money unleashed by post-Citizens United era.
Bridgespan research reveals that 80% of the biggest donors aim for dramatic social change with their giving, yet only 20% of the biggest gifts (for research purposes, identified at $10M or above) over the past decade plus have gone to such causes.
As funders grapple with programs to increase college readiness and access, a recent documentary, Stepping Up, offers insights into solutions that work. Stepping Up follows high school seniors who have been trained by College Access: Research & Action (CARA) to work as peer college counselors in their under-resourced, highly-segregated schools.
Many nonprofits and philanthropies embrace the values and goals of inclusiveness, but have had mixed success in diversifying their boards. Some have had challenges identifying appropriate leaders from less familiar communities. Some have had challenges attracting diverse leaders to commit to their organizations. A few have had challenges maintaining and increasing the engagement of these new directors.
At the 2016 Conference on Scaling Impact, funders, advisors and leaders from across the social sector gather to share knowledge, learn about innovative co-funding opportunities and develop a community to help scale top initiatives and build the field.
Artists are important cultural innovators and often the impetus for economic and social transformation. In order to sustain a healthy cultural ecosystem and contribute to the larger community, individual artists must ensure their own basic needs and attain fiscal security.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know about the ins-and-outs — and what's licit and what's not — about using or funding advocacy to further your foundation’s work.
We are in a moment where racial consciousness is high and discussions of racial justice are arguably more common than ever. Yet the mind sciences show us that there are a critical set of unconscious perceptions driving choices and responses in ways that may belie our stated and even consciously believed goals of racial equity.
Social movements are at the core of society -- raising awareness about issues and providing a voice for those that are often not heard.