Article from Stanford Social Innovation Review on funding models for nonprofit organisations.
Some nonprofit organisations have as many people in their fundraising department as they do in the part of the business directly helping the clients. Money is a constant topic of conversation among nonprofit leaders. It is vital for the efficient usage of scarce resources that nonprofit leaders become much more sophisticated funding their organisations. Philanthropists often struggle to understand the impact (and limitations) of their donations.
There are consequences to this financial fuzziness. When nonprofits and funding sources are not well matched, money doesn’t flow to the areas where it will do the greatest good.