The Price of Real Change
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:
- Create space for candid conversations about finance
- Recognize the role of culture and process
- Aim first for progress, not perfection
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