What We’re Reading: Foundations Should Fund What Nonprofits Really Need
The Center for Effective Philanthropy released this blog by Anthony Richardson, an associate director at the Nord Family Foundation in Amherst, Ohio. (Nord Family Foundation is also a member of Colorado Association of Funders.)
A few days ago, a colleague and I had an amazing site visit at a regional organization where staffers — among other things — oozed excitement about their recently implemented case management system. While we were there, the staff also lamented about being uncomfortable asking funders to support expanding their information technology capacity, as some funders are only interested in funding what they think is important for organizations.
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