Why foundation strategy moves slowly

Kris Putnam-Walkerly •
Forbes

In grantmaking, it is always important to eliminate unnecessary steps and streamline our grant processes. Streamlining strengthens our foundations, creates more effective strategies and supports efficiencies for our grantees. But just as important as streamlining your foundation is understanding why our processes can become bogged down in the first place. Philanthropy isn’t the only field

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Who cares about how nonprofit foundation boards govern themselves? I do, and you should too.

Anne Wallestad •
Huffington Post

This week, the Center for Effective Philanthropy released a new study on the practices of foundation boards — a project on which BoardSource had the opportunity to collaborate. The report is a straightforward report-out on responses from 64 private foundations about the composition and practices of their boards, which might prompt some to ask: So

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8 Storytelling Ideas to Engage Volunteers and Donors

Jenny Traster •
Business2Community

Nonprofit survival depends on the hearty engagement of donors and volunteers, but keeping them engaged takes more than a random email blast every six months or so. You need to forge an ongoing, emotional connection that builds trust and strengthens relationships. Many nonprofits are finding much success achieving exactly that by mastering the art of

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8 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Out In Philanthropy

Kris Putnam-Walkerly •
Forbes

How new foundation leaders can have lasting and effective success. While many foundation boards are made up of veteran philanthropists, most new and emerging foundation heads are brand-new to the world of philanthropy . The philanthropic sector has grown steadily in the past few years; in 2017, foundation giving increased by 6% and corporate giving

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What Is Crowdfunding?

Devin Thorpe •
Forbes

Crowdfunding has become a loaded term, meaning so much more than just raising money from the public. In fact, it means different things to different people. New and old terms are sometimes being used to describe the same or similar activities. Here, I’ll break it down in hopes of bringing greater clarity to a question

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