Nonprofit Sector

Elevating Impact of the Full Cost Pilot

In 2015-2016, Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), California Community Foundation (CCF), and Weingart Foundation (Weingart) launched the Full Cost Community of Practice Pilot (the Pilot), a partnership effort that was designed to test approaches and strengthen the capacity of nonprofits and funders to advocate for full cost recovery. Under the Pilot, a cohort of 12 nonprofit organizations, CCF, and Weingart engaged in dialogue, learned together as peers, and received individual technical assistance to accurately identify and communicate about full cost needs. With support from Weingart and CCF, NFF set out to explore the longer-term impact of the Pilot on the organization and their experiences with the broader funding field. 

For an overview of the Pilot and what we learned, download this 2-page summary.


For an in-depth look at findings and highlighted stories from participants, download the full report.


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