Communications

Coming in Mid-March: the 2013 Economic Outlook Survey

Release Date: 
02/27/2013

Donors Forum has conducted an annual economic outlook survey of its grantmaking Members and nonprofit Partners since 2002, and in the upcoming weeks we will launch the 2013 Economic Outlook Survey, designed to gauge the impact of current economic trends on grantmaking plans and strategies as well as nonprofit operating capacities.

Guest Post: Why VNA Foundation is Committing to Transparency in Grants Reporting

Release Date: 
02/06/2013

Foundations vary greatly in their mission, asset size, and focus. One factor almost all of us have in common, however, is that we ask for some kind of report from our grantees, some indication of how and why they spent our grant dollars. So, why can’t we ask the same of ourselves and our colleagues?

Save the Date: Donors Forum's "Engage 2013: Real Talk About Real Costs," A Convening for Members, Partners + Associate Members

Release Date: 
01/11/2013

Like last year’s well received convening, “Real Talk About Real Costs” on Tuesday, March 12, will bring together the funders, nonprofits, and advisors who belong to Donors Forum to have real dialogue and develop practical solutions to obstacles that stand in the way of effectiveness in our field.

Guest Post: Johns Hopkins University Releasing Report on Core Values of the Nonprofit Sector Thurs., Dec 6

Release Date: 
12/05/2012

Nonprofits are under assault as never before. This difficult economic climate has stretched and strained the nonprofit sector—many are facing increased taxes and fees from state and local governments, proposals in the federal government have called for the end of the tax deduction, and for-profit businesses are encroaching in on traditional nonprofit fields.

Letter From the CEO: Trib’s “Raised Eyebrows” Demand That We Raise Our Voices for the Sector

Release Date: 
06/22/2012

Daily, over half a million dedicated nonprofit employees work to help strengthen communities, make them livable, solve problems, and meet basic needs like education, health, food, shelter, and the arts. We do this work because we believe in our missions and believe in the role we play in our society – doing the most good for the most needy. And often we do this work while waiting for our contracts to be paid at rates far lower than the cost of providing the services.

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