Vistas: Geri Stengel’s Blog: Nonprofit funding

How Nonprofits Get Added Value From Entering a Business Plan Competition

Charles Clement thinks he’s found an affordable and scalable way to inspire more people to work on solving the world’s social problems.

Great News: Impact Investing Options Expand Locally

I’m a long-time advocate of impact investing. It brings new money to the nonprofit world, supports social enterprises, and can provide services and products that would otherwise be unfunded or unresolved.

Could Starting a Business Venture Help Your Nonprofit?

The economy being what it is, nonprofits are looking for new revenue sources. Starting a business to fund your good works is one option. This is the first of a 3-part series on evaluating such undertakings and making them work.

New Models of Philanthropy Will Challenge, Enrich Nonprofits

Last week, I laid out the trends in philanthropy that are forcing foundations and nonprofits to change the way they do business: the economy; the ability and demand to measure impact; generational shifts; and increased emphasis on competition/collaboration.

Nonprofit Giving Has Changed. Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up?

$23 billion. That’s the decline in giving from 2007 -- the peak giving year -- to 2010.

UJA-Federation of NYC Exemplifies Changes in Philanthropy

Jewish philanthropy is undergoing a transformation. The challenges it faces are a microcosm of the challenges facing the larger philanthropic community.

Scaling Nonprofits: Lessons Learned By A Winner

Editor’s Note: This is the last in a 7-part series on Developing A Growth Business Plan. The series is based on presentations made at the Social Impact Exchange Symposium on Scaling Impact held June 14 and on the experiences of nonprofits that participated in the business plan competition.

The Parent-Child Home Program won much more than $50,000 and nine months of free consulting at last year’s Social Impact Exchange Conference.

SIF Debate Generates Transparency, Recommendations for Future

Well, we learned a couple of things about nonprofit funders, grantees, advisors, and critics this week: They are a vocal lot and want to know a lot. Just how vocal can be gleaned from the anthology of blog posts on the subject started by Jeff Raderstrong of Change Charity and expanded by Adin Miller of Adin Miller Consulting.

We also learned that nonprofit activists can make things happen.

Financing Options Needed for Nonprofit Scaling

 Yves Salama, CEO of Charity Matrix

At the Social Impact Exchange Conference: Taking Innovation to Scale, the panel discussion on Impact Investing (investing for both a financial and a social return) brought to light two interesting problems:



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