Blogs tagged with Raising growth capital

  • Tamara Schweitzer Raben, Social Impact Exchange at Growth Philanthropy Network
    Posted: July 11, 2013

    ‘Spotlight’ features nonprofits that are pursuing active growth capital campaigns that will enable them to scale their impact.

    Campaign aims to respond to the record demand for emergency food in New York City.

    In a city known for its vast wealth and dining options, New York City is also home to many people struggling to put meals on the table for their families.  More than 20 percent of New Yorkers are living in poverty, including nearly one in three children under the age of 18.  Food pantries and soup kitchens are stretched thin and the issue of hunger is compounded by limited access to healthy food in many low-income communities, resulting in high levels of diet-related diseases like obesity and diabetes.

  • Tamara Schweitzer Raben, Social Impact Exchange at Growth Philanthropy Network
    Posted: April 11, 2013

    ‘Spotlight’ features nonprofits that are pursuing active growth capital campaigns that will enable them to scale their impact.

    Growth capital campaign aims to reach all low-income communities, classrooms, and children with the books and resources needed to eliminate knowledge poverty.

     

    Having books – at home and in the classroom – is the number one predictor of reading success. But the reality for children growing up in poverty is this: books are scarce. Forty-five percent of children in the United States – more than 30 million kids – live in low-income households. Most of these children have no age-appropriate books at home; neither their parents nor the schools and programs they attend can afford to buy books at retail prices. Studies show that in the areas of deepest poverty, there is only one age-appropriate book for every 300 children.

  • Theresa Schieber, The Whelan Group
    Posted: February 19, 2013

    This is the second post in a three-part series on how to raise growth capital to scale your nonprofit.

    Too often nonprofit leaders, with a good idea and a plan in hand, stumble when it comes to raising the growth capital. There are many reasons this happens. In my last post, I explored the Lone Ranger Syndrome, the daring CEO trying to scale her organization and raise the money on her own. In this post, we will tackle the board.

    Nonprofit boards get a bad rap. They are never around when you really need them. They get distracted by details, when they should be strategic. And of course, they never, ever want to do any fundraising. Admit it, we have all said it. But what are you doing to make it easy for your board to be a partner in crime instead of run from the scene?

  • Eric Antebi, Fenton Communications
    Posted: February 7, 2013

    Chuck Harris is one of the nation’s leading thinkers and doers working to grow the impact of high performing nonprofits. He currently serves as a portfolio manager and as director of capital aggregation for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. Prior to that, Harris co-founded SeaChange Capital Partners, a financial intermediary designed to enhance the flow of capital to outstanding nonprofits serving children and youth in low-income communities in the United States. Eric Antebi, Senior Vice President at Fenton Communications, a leading public interest communications firm, spoke with Harris about the practice of aggregating growth capital and the potential it has to propel the nonprofit sector forward.

  • Tamara Schweitzer Raben, Social Impact Exchange at Growth Philanthropy Network
    Posted: February 1, 2013

    ‘Spotlight’ features nonprofits that are pursuing active growth capital campaigns
    that will enable them to scale their impact.

    Growth capital campaign aims to transform the public school climate in America by spreading the Playworks' model for safe and positive playtime during the school day, and creating the conditions for all students to thrive academically and socially.

    For countless elementary school kids, the playground isn’t always the fun, safe place it’s intended to be. Too often, bullying, teasing, and physical conflicts escalate and the school environment becomes detrimental to a child’s health and well-being. This was the case for Jaelen, a first grader who had a hard time interacting with other kids because he had a quick temper and was physically much larger than most of his peers. Jaelen was always getting into trouble on the kickball field because whenever things wouldn’t go his way, he immediately lashed out and pushed the other kids.