As government cuts hurt the budgets of nonprofits across the nation, many organizations are turning to foundations for help.
But grant makers are often reluctant to provide unrestricted or multiyear grants.
How can nonprofits find grant makers interested in supporting basic operations or persuade foundations to take a leap and make such grants? And what kind of creative approaches might foundations take to help nonprofits bridge gaps until the economy recovers?
Read the transcript below of a live online discussion that answers these questions and share the results of The Chronicle’s survey of the 2012 giving outlook at the nation's biggest foundations.
Antony Bugg-Levine is chief executive of the Nonprofit Finance Fund. Mr. Bugg-Levine is the co-author of Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference (Wiley, 2011). Before he joined the fund, Mr. Bugg-Levine was a managing director at the Rockefeller Foundation.
Sandra Martínez is director of public policy at The California Wellness Foundation. Before joing the foundation in 2002, she led community-organizing efforts at the Community Coalition in South Los Angeles.
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