Monthly Archives: February 2017

Balancing the Mission Checkbook

Over the past year, MAP for Nonprofits has served as a content contributor and a development partner with BoardSource to launch The Power of Possibility: Exploring Greater Impact through Strategic Partnerships campaign. This campaign is […]

How Funders Can Help Overcome the Overhead Myth

Among the many myths that pervade the nonprofit sector, the Overhead Myth is perhaps the most destructive. It is the erroneous idea that nonprofits must keep their fundraising and administrative costs cripplingly low, which leads […]

10 Great Social Innovation Reads: January 2017

In January it seemed as though we moved into social change hyper drive. With the inauguration of a new president, a litany of controversial executive orders, numerous efforts to block or minimize them, and advice for […]

Generational shifts likely to impact Michigan’s nonprofits

There are more than 75,000 nonprofits in Michigan with more than two-thirds of them located in metro Detroit. Collectively, they generate more than $240 million annually and champion thousands of causes that affect people’s lives. […]

ACLU donations show power of online giving

It’s been quite a week in the fundraising world. In case you missed it, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) raised an unprecedented $24 million in online gifts in one weekend. Regardless of where you […]

Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness

Last week, BoardSource, Guidestar, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and AFP announced a new framework for evaluating fundraising effectiveness — one that provides a balanced approach that emphasizes how important it is to invest in […]