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Nonprofit Nuts & Bolts

People love inspiring stories about nonprofits, especially easily hashtagable stories. And while it is true that those of us who work at nonprofits are #blessed, it is also true that much of our day to day work is anything but inspiring. For this session, we have planned on a fun and dynamic conversation that will focus on real challenges. It is our hope that a better understanding of the day-to-day work will yield even more helpful and candid advice. We also have specific recommendations for funders looking to help nonprofit professionals with the challenges they face at work. 



Chandler Arnold, Founder & CEO, Untraditional Philanthropy

Ashley Lahoud, Director of Development & Communications, Northside Center for Childhood Development



Dave Moss, Founder, Unfunded List


The panelists in our Nonprofit Nuts & Bolts conversation came up with five tangible recommendations for funders looking to build a more inclusive philanthropy sector by supporting the day-to-day challenges faced by nonprofit employees. The funders in the “Administration of Generosity”‘ panel also discussed those same recommendations. Our five recommendations for funders are:

  1.  Multi-year General Operating Grants
  2.  Accept Proposals Thoughtfully
  3.  Manage Relationships & Expectations
  4.  Engage in Advocacy
  5.  Trust nonprofits to tell their own story

Some of these recommendations are much easier said than done.  Unfunded List and our evaluators appreciate any grant-maker taking steps to be more inclusive with their grants. Make sure to watch the conversations to hear the in depth discussions behind each of our recommendations.