Despite the existence of nearly 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S., most of them providing direct services to families, the gap is widening between families with the income to sustain a healthy family life, and those living on the margins, in poverty.
Funders need outcome data to make informed funding decisions. Grantees are not resourced to provide that data in most cases.
Foundations sometimes fund many programs within a single nonprofit, but can’t distinguish which programs are getting good results, and which ones aren’t. Consequently they may underfund great programs, and waste money on programs not working.
~900,000 nonprofits have a budget of less than $1 million a year, and ~700,000 of those have an annual budget of less than $500,000. Staffs are small, wear many hats, and are stretched too thin.
Foundations are increasingly demanding evidence-based outcome measures, which nonprofits are not providing, often due to lack of knowledge regarding data gathering and analysis, and lack of resources.
The typical nonprofit is short-staffed, and usually doesn’t have the skills to implement tools or technology that would increase efficiency, thereby enhancing their ability to more effectively deliver on their mission.
While nonprofits are working toward goals, they do so independently, in ‘silos’. They would benefit each other, their communities, and their funders by collaborating to produce dramatically improved outcomes in the community.
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