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The Outsourced Development Office (Guest blog by Andrew Kramer)

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This post was written by our friend, Andrew Kramer.  For most nonprofits that have $500,000 or more in revenue, funding must come from a variety of sources – government, foundations, individuals, corporations, events, etc. – and has to be managed, almost full time, by a senior person in the organization. The trouble with a broad, diversified funding base is that …

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Top 10 Things I Learned at Philanthropy Southwest

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I recently attended Philanthropy Southwest‘s “Overview of Grantmaking by Private and Community Foundations in Dallas, Texas and the Southwest.” The event included a wonderful presentation by Kathy Jankowski, who reviewed the findings in Philanthropy Southwest’s 2016 Giving Study (click this link to download the study). Some of the fun facts she shared: 31% of the 3,332 grantmaking foundations in Texas are located …

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Grantwriting: Volume vs Relationship? (Guest blog by Andrew Kramer)

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This post was written by our friend, Andrew Kramer. Please check out his blog about mental health, Smiling Acrobat. Many nonprofit leaders like to treat foundations as a type of high reward direct mail campaign. As a development leader, almost all of my Executive Directors told me that they wanted me to increase the number of grants I was sending …

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Beyond the 5%: Impact Investing and the Future of Foundations

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Potentially transformative news appeared in The Chronicle of Philanthropy today in the article by Alex Daniels, “IRS Issues Rules Favorable to Foundations on Program-Related Investments.” “The Internal Revenue Service has issued new regulations designed to encourage private foundations to make investments in areas such as education, health, and the environment that can result in societal benefits and simultaneously generate income.” …

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Shifting the Collaboration Paradigm Between Funders and Nonprofits (guest blog for The Miles Foundation)

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Below is a copy of my interview with the Miles Foundation, “Shifting the Collaboration Paradigm Between Funders and Nonprofits.” My sincere thanks to Sara Redington, the Director of Communications for the foundation, for her assistance with this post. This interview was conducted in February 2015 shortly after I presented at the Dallas Contributors’ Network. You can also download a PDF of …