Many leaders in philanthropy support organizations (PSOs) believe that nonprofits could achieve a considerably greater impact if they received sufficient growth funding. We are not aware of research demonstrating how leaders running foundations view this topic. However, from our experience, we find funder’s perspectives often fit into one of four categories. Some funders believe that: .
It comes as no surprise that we believe in fueling nonprofits to achieve maximum good. However, not at all times and under all circumstances – there are no hard-and-fast rules. Even the most conservative perspectives outline are not without merit. Some nonprofits are poor managers of their operations; Others could improve by being more entrepreneurial; We also believe it is wise to be cautious when providing capacity funding. At the same time, if you read the stories on our site, you might share our excitement about the tremendous and transformative results achievable when engaging in capacity funding under the right circumstances.
Welcome to this series of mini courses. We hope to give individual donors a quick lay-of-the-land
1. Program Funding: This type of funding is given to cover the costs of running programs, which
Many leaders in philanthropy support organizations (PSOs) believe that nonprofits could achieve a considerably greater impact