Nonprofit Sector

The Price of Real Change

September 4, 2019

Originally published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy , September 4, 2019

"It is critical to disrupt the inherent power dynamics between funders and grantees so that nonprofits can ask for — and receive — the resources they truly need."

Here are three things that funders can do to support and encourage nonprofit organizations as they grow, adapt, and endure:

  1. Create space for candid conversations about finance
  2. Recognize the role of culture and process 
  3. Aim first for progress, not perfection

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Authors: Sandi Clement McKinley, Vice President, Advisory Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund; Ellen LaPointe, President and CEO, Northern California Grantmakers; Sara Davis, Director, Grants Management, Willam and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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