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