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Mission drift

Foundations that break the rules

Kristin Majeska and Philanthropic Intelligence 18 September 2012

The other day the founder of an innovative medical research foundation described how they had received an important early grant from a very large and well-reputed foundation. He confided that: ‘They had to break their …

Can non-profits be profitable? The movement toward self-sustainability

18 Paul Penley 30 August 2011

If you read annual reports from young community development organizations in Africa, you will most likely encounter a new gold standard: the self-sustainability percentage. It seems that the push to inculcate for-profit business practices into …