Blog posts from March 2017
Why aren’t more nonprofits, like Khan Academies and Wikipedia, building software to create social change at scale? Shannon Farley, co-founder Fast Forward looks at how foundations can become accelerators for tech nonprofits.
Most nonprofits seek to recruit board members from the corporate world, especially tech, to turbocharge fundraising, energize strategy, and open new doors.
But when these unicorns are recruited, clashes often ensue that frustrate, even bewilder, all parties. The frustrations I hear are:
“Why does it take the Board sooooooo long to make decisions?”
“Doesn’t she understand that our bottom line is the mission, not money?”...
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation leverages a venture capital philanthropy model to solve complex social issues. Christy Chin, Managing Partner at DRKF helps find, fund, and support early stage social entrepreneurs whose ideas have the potential to drive systems-level change.
Countless ideas are abandoned because entrepreneurs could not find the proper funding or mentorship to build their idea from a mere thought to a reality. June Sugiyama, director of Vodafone Americas Foundation, reports that this is where the philanthropic sector is well positioned to take risks, and can help fill the gap by providing grants to new social impact ideas and start-ups.
It’s become a truism to say that the world is changing, and that the pace and scale of change is ever accelerating. John Bracken, the Knight Foundation's vice president for technology innovation, explains how the world of grantmaking, often criticized for its slow pace, is adapting to these rhythms.
Whether gearing up for a capital campaign or are just looking to learn more about these intense fundraising endeavors, this guide has you covered. It answers several pertinent questions about implementing a capital campaign.
We all have distinct personalities—some of us are outgoing and whimsical, while others are nerdy and creative. Your nonprofit is no different.