Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Non-Profit Starvation Cycle

Here's an article on the Stanford Social Innovation Review titled "Straight Talk in Mixed Company: A Plea for Across-the-Aisle Conversations about Overhead"

One statement says "Explicit talk” between nonprofits and funders can sometimes be the rarest of commodities.

I encourage you to read the article and follow the links and see if you can create a discussion circle with people from your own network.
If we can't get the people who want to help poor kids out of poverty with the people doing the work, and the people collecting information that we can all learn from, how can we use scarce resources wisely?

The Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference is Nov. 19 at U.S. Cellular Field. This is a place where donors, researchers, politicians and business leaders could connect with tutor/mentor programs. We've not been able to achieve this yet, so our strategy is not one shared by all of those who need to have ownership.

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