The passion with which many hate accounting measures as proxies for effectiveness is often matched by their ardent belief in the promise of impact-based performance measurement. At the risk of sounding like an accounting apologist, Brian Mittendorf believes the nonprofit sector should be careful what it wishes for.
The writings of observers like Dan Pallotta suggest that nonprofits shy away from investing in advertising because of pressures to limit their overhead. Ohio State University accounting professor Brian Mittendorf looks at the numbers and finds that nonprofits don’t seem to underinvest in advertising, overhead concerns or not.
Billionaire philanthropists have many options for doling out their mega-funds, and many will opt for traditional private foundations. But how do we raise questions about the timing of long-term grantmaking? And does the “spend down” model need rebranding?
Last week the Senate approved a $60.4 billion aid package for hurricane Sandy relief for the East Coast, legislation but House Republican Leadership failed to act on it before closing the legislative session.
The Washington Post reports that employers are awarding more bonuses and performance-based pay rather than pay increases in order to “incentivize workers.” Have you experienced this in your local nonprofit? Your thoughts?
NPQ believes that all nonprofits should be watching to see how the experiments with one another’s business models are working out. That’s why we’re watching the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, Pa., and their new membership program.