The importance of organizational capacity building in nonprofits can hardly be overstated. Just a glance at the attached one–page Framework of Nonprofit Organizational Capacities reveals its essential building blocks. Consider them the muscle, blood, guts, […]
From the e-book, How to Show Off Your Wicked Strong Sexy and Incredibly Effective Nonprofit, available on the website of the Effective Communities Project Steven E. Mayer, Ph.D. Is your nonprofit program effective? And what […]
You hear a lot from funders these days about their hunger for “dashboards” that display the latest information to guide their decision-making. Dashboards have taken over the corporate sector as part of the “business intelligence” […]
“Building Community Capacity: The Potential of Community Foundations” tells how small community foundations can get bigger, stronger, and more useful to their communities. Endorsed as essential reading in the field, this small book summarizes the […]
There’s a hopeful mantra going around in evaluation circles that “you get what you measure.” Personally, I don’t believe it; I’ve been trying to measure social justice for years, and I can’t say I’ve seen […]
Op-Ed: Philanthropy Must Address Structural Inequities (pdf) By Steven E. Mayer. Until foundations address the structural inequities that contribute significantly to human suffering, their own … Jan 9, 2008.
This piece seeks to show opportunities for philanthropy to intervene in the often-dismal life trajectory of vulnerable populations. Written while a Resident Scholar at the Clinton School of Public Service (Center for Community Philanthropy) at […]