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Philanthropy

How Nonprofits Get Really Big

By William Foster & Gail Fine 19

Since 1970, more than 200,000 nonprofits have opened in the U.S., but only 144 have reached $50 million in annual revenue. They got big by doing two things: They raised the bulk of their money from a single type of funder. And just as importantly, these nonprofits created professional organizations that were tailored to the needs of their primary funding sources.

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Social Innovations

Creating High-Impact Nonprofits

By Heather McLeod Grant & Leslie R. Crutchfield 16

Conventional wisdom says that scaling social innovation starts with strengthening internal management capabilities. This study of 12 high-impact nonprofits, however, shows that real social change happens when organizations go outside their own walls and find creative ways to enlist the help of others.