Ep 34: Be Honest, Be Direct
Nonprofits often feel pressure to put on a show of positivity, especially in front of funders. In this episode of The Nonprofit Experience, Phil Buchanan from the Center for Effective Philanthropy and Tiffany Gueye of Blue Meridian Partners talk about ...
Getting Real About Nonprofit Performance Assessment
It’s time for nonprofits and donors to embrace the complexity of nonprofit performance assessment once and for all. Center for Effective Philanthropy president Phil Buchanan shares an excerpt from his latest book Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count.
Community foundations face ‘strategy’ gap
CEOs of community foundations believe strategy is important but few actually use it in their foundations’ work, a new report says.
A higher bar for transparency, accountability
Too often, those advocating for more accountability and transparency fail to place an emphasis on one very important area -- whether foundations are being effective in pursuit of their goals.
Grantees flunk funders on communication
Nonprofits believe foundations have failed to communicate clearly, if at all, their responses to the economic downturn, and have offered nonprofits little useful help in developing their own response, a new report says.
Funder-provided aid seen as vital
Though most large foundations believe it is important to provide assistance beyond grantmaking, they know little about non-grant help, a new report says.