2.12.18 US Nonprofit News
The Georgia School of Orthodontics and the Georgia Dental Foundation award free orthodontic care through Purple Heart Smiles, The Council on Foundations releases Local Leadership, Global Impact, Global Impact launches Growfund for Giving Circles, and more.
New Report on Management Tool Use
New Bridgespan poll reveals widespread use and growing interest in tools, but also highlights gaps between attitudes and actions.
Nonprofits fear more government cuts
Nonprofits that count on government funding expect deeper cuts, especially for programs serving the most vulnerable populations such as elderly and homeless people, and they expect those cuts will cause big problems for their organizations, a new study says.
Support for nonprofit affiliates studied
Facing growing pressure to improve their impact and effectiveness, nonprofit networks that consist of multiple affiliates are pursuing a range of strategies to identify, connect and support their affiliates, a new study says.
Multi-service agencies urged to focus
Nonprofits that provide services across multiple categories, such as substance abuse, housing and education, aim to offer integrated, long-term services but too often are limited because they are organized around services they deliver rather than clients’ needs, a new paper says.
Turning strategy into action seen as critical
Putting strategic plans into action can be tough for nonprofits, which should invest as much in implementation of a strategy as in developing the strategy, a new guide says.
Nonprofits urged to set knowledge goals
Nonprofit leaders want to find and share knowledge but lack clear and measurable goals for using it to boost performance, lack incentives for individuals or teams to take part in organizational-learning activities, and face uncertainty about the most effective ways to capture and share learning, a new study says.
Bridgespan launches website for givers
To equip donors with the tools and information they need to be smart and impactful givers, Bridgespan Group has launched an online resource for philanthropic giving.
Hint of nonprofit recovery seen
The nonprofit sector is starting to show a glimmer of growth in the face of the tough economy and growing demand for services, a new survey says.
Philanthropists need ‘investment model’
By identifying the type of change that best matches their goals, and then determining what role to play, philanthropists can maximize their investment in solving society’s most pressing problems, a new article says.