"Why Funding Overhead Is Not the Real Issue: The Case to Cover Full Costs" in Nonprofit Quarterly

January 25, 2016

Claire Knowlton, Associate Director in Advisory Services, wrote an article for Nonprofit Quarterly about “The Case to Cover Full Costs.” This article voices NFF’s long-standing belief that overhead measures are poor indicators of an organization’s impact or financial efficacy. 

Claire further explores what nonprofits and funders can do to end the “doom loop” of underfunded full costs, especially as the sector continues to shift from compliance-based to outcomes-based measurements. What can the nonprofit sector gain when we stop talking about overhead, and free up capacity for leaders to focus on more important measures, like understanding the impact of their services?

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