The Overhead Myth
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?
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
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?
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
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.