The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University and the Nonprofit Finance Fund presented a one-day symposium on March 15, 2007, entitled 'Capital Ideas: Moving from Short Term Engagement to Long Term Sustainability.' While much has been written from the nonprofit perspective, far less has appeared on how funders can address the undercapitalization and resource dilemmas faced by the nonprofit sector. This symposium highlighted foundation giving practices that support building organizational capacity, long term financial health and enhanced program performance.
This symposium brought together a small group of funders, academics, practitioners and other thought leaders in the field. The goal was to highlight promising practices and to explore candidly the impediments and opportunities for wider implementation. More than just formal presentations, the day afforded an opportunity for frank discussion and exploration among stakeholders who do not frequently come together in one setting.
One outcome of the symposium may be the distillation of some guiding principles for funders.Please click here for more information.
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