If there is one undisputable truth about the social sector it is this: evolution is unavoidable. The social sector has been an indelible part of civic life, but has often struggled to balance meeting the demands of an ever changing society with sustaining viable organizational infrastructures that offer efficient and effective services.
An effective project budget raises funds where needed, supports financial sustainability and organizational integrity, and provides a benchmark against which performance can be measured and reported.
Searching for funding? Our network of nonprofit data nerds is here to help!
Foundation Center’s efforts to connect foundations to individuals with the tools needed to access imperative funding.
A new free resource, Making Wise Decisions, was created with these nonprofits in mind. Developed by B3 Consults and Public Profit and generously supported by the S.H. Cowell Foundation, with supplemental funding from the Y & H Soda Foundation, Making Wise Decisions incorporates advice from small to midsized nonprofits that have adopted a new data system.
Vision & Voices is a series exploring various perspectives on trending and perennial topics in the social sector. Part of Foundation Center Midwest's 40th anniversary celebration, this series highlights the insights and experiences of a range of community leaders with one common purpose: doing good better.
In the past, most companies viewed their philanthropy primarily as a charitable tax deduction and a way to build their reputation as a “good community citizen.” Today, many companies have begun identifying opportunities for aligning their business to “solve” a social challenge.
You’ve been awarded a grant and now the deadline for reporting your program’s outcomes is looming. Between writing other grant proposals, cultivating and retaining donors, or planning annual fundraising events, you don’t have much time.
How to use social proof to attract people to your cause and get them to donate.
What motivates donors to give, and what strategies can be used to leverage this motivation?