Philanthropy & Funding New and innovative ideas to help nonprofit leaders raise money, and to help funders and donors give more effectively
When should funders commit to making multi-million dollar grants, and when should they take a more gradual, steady approach?
Risk speaks to our core human emotions of fear, hope, skepticism, and confidence.
How to start developing the policies and practices you need to manage risk.
How nonprofits and their funders can turn unexpected roadblocks into opportunities.
Funders need to view risk as a means for continuous learning.
To promote innovation, support risk. To promote risk, first build trust.
How to understand and manage the legal risks associated with a foundation’s programmatic work.
How to prepare your organization for the unexpected.
In the West, most wealthy entrepreneurs prefer to give to specific individual causes, by establishing their own foundation, family office, or donor-advised fund. Most Chinese entrepreneurs, by contrast, would rather work together and pursue philanthropy collectively.
People are more likely to stick with crowdfunding efforts if they join teams.
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.
Funders should be wary of the latest fad of making large grants for quick results and abandoning long-term commitments to the many organizations working on our most important problems.
The world is rich in problems but poor in clear methods to address them. This article offers ten underutilized ways to place a big bet on social change.
A growing number of philanthropists and nonprofits are embracing the principles of systems change as an effective way to solve the world’s biggest problems.
Too often both funders and practitioners fail to focus on the active ingredient in youth development: relationships.