The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University and NFF hosted a gathering of funders, practitioners, and researchers to address nonprofit financial issues in March 2007. This report presents a summary of ideas from the event. More than 50 field leaders came together to voice their support for a fundamental shift in the way funders support the nonprofit sector.
Through shared experiences and data, the group affirmed the need for change in the following ways: • to broaden the scope from narrowly focused program funding to funding that recognizes and addresses the financial and organizational needs of the nonprofit as a whole, even if that funder is interested in only one part of the enterprise;
NFF works to create a strong, well-capitalized and durable nonprofit sector that connects money to mission effectively, supporting the highest aspirations and most generous impulses of people and communities.
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