Knowledge Letter - March 2021 - To Combat Adversity, Resilient Nonprofits Think Long and Short

How nonprofits can prepare for the future while advancing their impact today.
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March 2, 2021
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Knowledge Letter
Strategies for Social Impact

To Combat Adversity, Resilient Nonprofits Think Long and Short


By Meera Chary and Bill Breen

To make themselves fit for a challenging future, resilient nonprofits map out their boldest, most distant ambitions, even as they take steps to advance their impact in the coming year.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, African philanthropists gave seven times the annual average number of large gifts compared with the previous decade. Yet local NGOs, which are on the frontlines of providing support to their communities, saw only a small share of the funding, highlighting the historical challenges in Africa's funding landscape. (This article is an update to our research brief The Landscape of Large-Scale Giving by African Philanthropists from 2010 to 2019.)
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