Tag Archive for: fundraising

A funder’s guide to identifying high quality mentoring programs: From indicators to red flags

Editor’s Note:  Through a series of posts, we present, “Making the Most of Youth Mentoring: A Guide for Funders”  In this post, Dr. Carla Herrera surveys different approaches to mentoring, highlighting the positive indicators and red flags Original Publisher(s): Public/Private Ventures. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License, with permission from the Foundation Center). […]

Policy Corner: June updates from Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring June 2017 Background:  The wide range of public policy activity at the federal level in recent weeks sets the tone and shapes the body of the content for the June Chronicle column on policy.  Primary features review the implications of the […]

The “warm-glow” theory of giving to others: Implications for mentoring programs

by Jean Rhodes Why do people give their precious time and resources to strangers? Is it pure altruism or are there other motivational forces at work? This is an intriguing question that has implications for our efforts to encourage volunteerism and charitable donations. Fortunately, a growing number of scholars have focused on non-profit organizations as an […]

Top 10 features of healthy mentoring organizations

Editor’s Note: We are thrilled to provide you with this report, written by mentoring expert Dr. Carla Herrera, aimed at providing funders with guidance in determining which mentoring programs to support.   Through a series of posts, we present, “Making the Most of Youth Mentoring: A Guide for Funders” (Original Publisher(s): Public/Private Ventures. This work […]

The skills to pay the bills: Effective financial management strateiges for nonprofits

The Skills to Pay the Bills: An Evaluation of an Effort to Help Nonprofits Manage Their Finances by Karen Walker, Jean Grossman, Kristine Andrews, Nicholas Carrington and Angela Rojas DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT (PDF) › This study examines a Wallace Foundation-sponsored initiative aimed at improving the financial management skills and practices of 25 Chicago after-school providers […]

Study shows the keys 10 keys to fundraising for nonprofits on Facebook

Posted by Patricia Donovan-Buffalo Charitable fundraising used to depend primarily upon a charity’s size, efficiency, and longstanding reputation. Now, researchers find that sites like Kickstarter, Razoo, Facebook, and Twitter have created a more level playing field in the nonprofit world, one where successful use of technology can make up for limited organizational size. Technology and social […]

Funding Sources for Children and Youth Programs

From Youth Today Louis S. Schafer, Schoolhouse Partners, 2014 Funding Sources for Children and Youth Programs” is a well-organized print directory that provides a bountiful amount of information about public, private and governmental funding opportunities for grant seekers — from tips on writing grants to more than 3,000 annotated records that provide the grant’s focus and […]

The two most important features of high-quality mentoring programs

Editor’s Note: Here is the second installment of this important report, written by mentoring expert Dr. Carla Herrera, aimed at providing funders with guidance in determining which mentoring programs to support.   Through a series of posts, we present, “Making the Most of Youth Mentoring: A Guide for Funders” Last week, Carla covered the features of quality […]

World of Children Accepting Nominations for 2015 Education, Humanitarian, Health, Youth Awards

The World of Children Award program was created to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of children in the United States and across the globe, regardless of political, religious, or geographical boundaries. The program makes grants in support of the proven, high-impact programs these individuals have created for children and to ensure […]