Understanding the Real Cost of Nonprofit Work

November 19, 2015

By John E. Kobara This piece originally appeared in Huffington Post Los Angeles: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-e-kobara/understanding-cost-nonprofit-work_b_8556918.html We know that our government depends on nonprofit organizations to sustain critical portions of our safety net through services like shelters, health clinics and foster youth programs. But a recent Urban Institute report highlights the significant challenges nonprofits in California face […]

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When “Dependency” is Not a Bad Word

January 30, 2013

By Phil Buchanan This blog was originally posted on The Center for Effective Philanthropy blog. I have a dependency problem. No, it’s not drugs or alcohol. My dependency is on something else—philanthropic support. The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), the organization I lead, is hooked on it. True, the majority of the funding CEP receives […]

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Measuring the Helpfulness of Foundations' Social Media for Grantees

September 12, 2012

While not all grantmaking institutions view grantees as a primary audience for their social media—and even those who do don’t necessarily share the same goals—our latest research sought to address a very basic question: Are grantees using their foundation funders’ social media? In 2011, the Center for Effective Philanthropy surveyed more than 6,000 grantees about […]

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