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Nonprofit Leaders Have the Power to Create Capacity Funding

I was in a meeting with a group of nonprofit leaders the other day, and one of them voiced an often-heard complaint: “There just aren’t many foundations funding nonprofit capacity building.” I was instantly reminded of my mother’s admonishment when I would come home from school with complaints about a classroom rule or a frustrating teacher. She would say, “Well, […] Related posts: H
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Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits : Beth Kanter's Blog

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Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits : Social Velocity

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Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits : Social Velocity

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Community Foundation Speaks Out Against Government Funding Cuts to Nonprofits

Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits : SSIR Opinion & Analysis

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The Key to Capacity Building Is Funding Long-Term Health Not Short-Term Workouts

Industries / NGOs & Nonprofits : SSIR Opinion & Analysis

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