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May 2016 News

New CalNonprofits Survey on Nonprofits and Overhead

CalNonprofits’ Nonprofit Overhead Project is a statewide initiative that works to change the way we all think about overhead. Overhead is a necessary part of every organization’s operations, and funding organizations’ full costs helps support the sustainability of the sector. As part of this initiative, CalNonprofits recently launched a survey that will provide data to inform grantmakers, government officials and the nonprofit community about how nonprofits experience the issue of overhead. We encourage nonprofits to participate in this important research. To complete the short survey, please click here.


Chronicle of Philanthropy Article Outlines Progress Against "Overhead Myth"

A recent article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy  tackles the “overhead myth” and provides an overview of foundations nationwide that are stepping up to provide much needed support for the full costs of nonprofits’ work. The article cites a shift in the attitudes of more grantmakers, with some foundations increasingly open to supporting overhead expenses and providing general operating support. Click here to read the article.