To address the chronic underfunding of NGOs in India, The Bridgespan Group has joined with four leading philanthropies—A.T.E. Chandra Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, EdelGive Foundation, and the Ford Foundation—on the Pay-What-It-Takes India Initiative.
This study shares the initial findings of the initiatives, drawing on a broad-based survey and financial analysis of NGOs. It also recommends four practices to set funders and NGOs on a new path.
This toolkit, designed by the Bridgespan Pay-What-It-Takes India initiative and its anchor partners, helps funders and NGOs to address the challenges they face in assessing organisational development needs.
There’s a gap between funders’ perspectives on how much they support indirect costs and organisational development, and NGOs' perspectives on just how much funders are willing to support it. This research can help NGOs and funders bridge that divide.
In Stanford Social Innovation Review, we describe how building better relationships between funders and nonprofits, and investing in capacity, will mean more resilient organisations and more impact.
In this article for AVPN, we describe four path-changing practices for funders and NGOs that can help them deliver greater social impact.
At Dasra Philanthropy Week 2021, Bridgespan shared the initial insights of the Pay-What-It-Takes initiative. The session included a presentation by Nilesh Nimkar (director of QUEST, Quality Education Support Trust) and a panel discussion with Amit Chandra (co-founder of A.T.E. Chandra Foundation) and Vidya Shah (chairperson and CEO of EdelGive Foundation), moderated by Jagdeesh Rao (chief executive of FES, Foundation for Ecological Security).