Washington State Foundations Suggest Changing Nonprofit Funding Methods

(3-3-10) Seven of Washington’s charitable foundations want to strengthen the nonprofit sector by asking other grant makers to fund gaps in how individual nonprofit groups—and the sector as whole—operate.

By funding administrative services and even shared resources rather than specific programs, grantmakers can help nonprofit organizations better weather hard economic times and ultimately improve the quality of their work, according to recommendations stemming from a statewide study of the nonprofit sector commissioned last year by the seven foundations. More on the Philanthropy Northwest Blog.