'Go Big or Go Home’: Tips From Share Our Strength

Not long ago, Share Our Strength, the Washington antihunger charity started in 1984, found itself in a rut. For more than 20 years, the group had been handing out hundreds of grants annually to food-assistance and food-emergency efforts nationwide and asking for little follow-up in return. Fundraising had stagnated, and the charity’s leaders began to fret that while the work they did was good, it wasn’t enough.

In response, Share Our Strength refined its mission,