Videos


Why Funding Overhead is Not the Real Issue: The Case to Cover Full Costs

Claire Knowlton, Director in Advisory Services at Nonprofit Finance Fund, breaks down how the myths and misinterpretations of the true full costs of delivering vital programs have contributed to a chronically fragile social infrastructure for our communities.


Nonprofit Full Costs Realized: How Two Nonprofits Transformed their Budgets

In this Nonprofit Quarterly webinar, explore how the failure of funders to cover full costs, and of nonprofits to understand and be clear about what they are, has produced a cycle of distrust between nonprofits and funders and resulted in a sector-wide discussion and debate around the issue of overhead. Ultimately, the lack of full funding puts program delivery to communities at risk.


501 (c)onference 2015: Real Outcomes, Real Cost

Dan Pallotta: The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses).
www.cnmsocal.org Across the country, every year, millions of donors decide which organizations to support, linking low administrative and fundraising costs to strong performance. There is a growing recognition that while financial transparency is vital, governance, leadership, and the infrastructure necessary to get results should be included in that equation.

Money Matters: The True Cost of Running Nonprofits

In this video from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, nonprofit executives talk about the struggle involved in keeping their organizations adequately funded.

The size of many grants, and the strings attached to them, often dont align with the results grantmakers are asking of their grantees. Research shows that many of the ways grantmakers provide financial support to grantees are actually counterproductive. In this video, nonprofit executives talk about the struggle involved in keeping their organizations adequately funded.