Month: February 2016

Charities with Higher Overhead Costs Are More Effective

Caroline Fiennes, Founder and Director of Giving Evidence, discusses using rigorous research to improve nonprofit effectiveness, and dispels a common myth regarding the correlation of overhead costs and charity effectiveness.  In this segment, Fiennes (a trained physicist) explains why nonprofits “can’t be afraid of the math.”

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Building Organizations to Last

Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, discusses why grant makers should start paying for true outcomes rather than for services, and talks about why nonprofits should focus more on long-term stability and less on short-term goals.nonprofit finance fund logo


Net Promoter System for Nonprofits

Melinda Tuan, Project Manager at Fund for Shared Insight, explains the Net Promoter system for nonprofits.

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Misconceptions About Humanitarian Aid

Jason Cone, Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders, discusses misconceptions about humanitarian aid, how medical facilities are now being targeted in conflict areas, and the brave people who put their lives at risk to help others.

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BlocPower’s Mission for Energy Efficiency

Donnel Baird, co-founder and CEO of BlocPower and profiled in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40, discusses the tremendous energy waste that occurs in poor neighborhoods, how to create a social business, and how a start-up can secure investors.

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How to Use Volunteers Effectively

David Campbell, Founder & Chair of All Hands Volunteers, discusses the secret of how to use volunteers effectively.

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