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NEWS! from the world of nonprofit advancement.
New Effort Seeks to Drum Up Gifts to Spread Proven Programs
For all the talk among foundations about spreading nonprofits’ very best programs to many more communities—called “scaling”—precious few organizations have the money to do it.
Since the late 1990s, grant makers have envisioned a nonprofit version of venture capitalism in which high-performing charities receive enough money to blanket the country with their programs.
But such growth is expensive—few foundations can afford to pay for such expansion for even one of their grantees. And outside of a few high-profile examples—like the growth-capital fund organized by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation—grant makers have rarely teamed up to finance transformative growth for charities.Read more...