Budget Breakthroughs: Nonprofit Strategies for Resolving a Funding Crisis

What’s going on? When faced with a funding crisis, you might panic, or ignore it. You might blame others, yourself, or the economy. You might throw yourself into organizing a big event or apply for every grant possible. Or, if you are like the wonderful folks who attended the Budget Breakthroughs Learning Community for Tides’ fiscally-sponsored projects, you might:

-Renegotiate the terms of a grant with funders -Negotiate with vendors to cut costs -Diversify your funding base and the pool of people (staff,...

London's Burning: Who's Responsible?

"Basically we nearly died!" was my niece Roxana’s Facebook status. It was accompanied by a few seconds of video she’d taken with her phone, showing a group of young men hurling objects and up-ending a car. I heard Roxana’s voice rising in pitch: "They’re going to torch it!"

I watched the video in horror but, I’m afraid to say, took my beloved niece’s “status” with a large pinch of salt… until I heard the full story. She and her friend were in Ealing, suburban West London, when a mob started...