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A Deeper Look at Urban "Food Deserts"

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 16, 2018 5:01:54 PM

In this new dystopian world of negative and divisive political discourse, we find it refreshing to seek out and report on the positive, uniting energy of the mission-centric nonprofit “other-world” we inhabit with our colleagues across the country.

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Topics: human services, nonprofit sustainability, nonprofit, social, Nonprofit General, food desert, food system, food production, urban food deserts

A Wake-up Call for the Coming Home Health Care Crisis

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 10, 2018 4:56:53 PM

The San Francisco board of supervisors recently introduced a budget measure that would raise the minimum wage for nonprofit and in-home supportive service workers from $15/hour to $17/hour. When challenged, the board justified the $13 million added annual expense to the city budget by citing the crisis the home healthcare field is experiencing in San Francisco. It is bleeding workers daily.

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Topics: human services, nonprofit sustainability, nonprofit mission, Nonprofit General, Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, Government, home health care

Organizations, Institutions and Nonprofit Self Preservation

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 25, 2018 6:00:00 AM

All governmental organizations and NGOs are founded by well-meaning actors with good intentions. However, corruption inevitably sets in as the “good intentions” are gradually eclipsed by the inevitable organizational impulse to survive and self-perpetuate. Institutions, like organisms, seek survival for themselves and their descendants. They survive, reproduce, replace, predate, evolve, alter, consume and grow. And when a sufficient number of institutions coexist, they function like an ecosystem.

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Topics: nonprofit sustainability, nonprofit, nonprofit mission, Nonprofit General, Organizational self preservation

Nonprofit Sustainability Part 2: Beyond Build

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 7, 2018 4:08:36 PM

Last week we reported on the Ford Foundation’s $1 billion, five-year, Build program’s ongoing investment in the long-term capacity and sustainability of up to 300 social justice nonprofits. The Ford Foundation recognized that the popular donor trend of restricting funding to specific programs without accounting for infrastructure expenses was leading to a “nonprofit starvation cycle”, where charities cease to function because they can’t pay for overhead costs, such as administrative employees, computers and electric bills.

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Topics: nonprofit funding, nonprofit mission, nonprofit, nonprofit starvation cycle, charity navigator, nonprofit sustainability

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