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When Are Big Bets the Right Bet?

When should funders commit to making multi-million dollar grants, and when should they take a more gradual, steady approach?

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Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

By William Landes Foster, Peter Kim, & Barbara Christiansen 65

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.

Against “Big Bets”

By Larry Kramer 4

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.