The Overhead Myth

September 16, 2013 Newsletter September 2013, Philanthropy

In a mid-summer blog post, Andrew Watt of the Association of Fundraising Professionals drew attention to the conversation going on this summer about overhead cost ratios and their ineffectiveness as measures of charitable impact.

Best to Invest?

September 16, 2013 Newsletter September 2013, Philanthropy

A new guide from New Philanthropy Capital, Best To Invest? helps funders think through the benefits and risks of social investment, and how to decide if it is for them.

Building a Strategic Learning and Evaluation System

September 16, 2013 Newsletter September 2013, Philanthropy

The current state of evaluation in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors points to the need for a more strategic approach to evaluation, according to FSG, the nonprofit consulting firm.

Funding Advocacy: A Bigger Payback for Philanthropic Investment?

September 16, 2013 Newsletter September 2013, Philanthropy

A relatively small number of funders in Canada consider devoting their philanthropic dollars to supporting the efforts of their grantees to change public policy …

Building Relationships To Solve Problems

September 16, 2013 Newsletter September 2013, Philanthropy

In the ongoing discussion of how and when to collaborate for greater impact, funders don’t often hear about the role they can play in developing personal relationships as a way of increasing the success rate of a collaborative effort to make change.