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Archive for July, 2010

Delancey Street Foundation

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It’s hard to overstate the crisis facing charitable giving today. So let me just say it as plainly as I can: Much of current philanthropic giving, by foundations and individuals, neither meets the needs of our charitable organizations nor addresses some of our most urgent public needs.

Foundation practices today are too bureaucratic, inflexible and cautious, and too focused on short-term objectives. Too often, the process and procedures of grant making are more tailored to the needs of foundations and their trustees than to the requirements of nonprofits.

What can foundations and others do to make a difference for the nonprofits and the people they are designed to help?

Read here to find out: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704500604574481773446591750.html