Calling the Foundation Center the "Mother of all Databases" for funding, Ashoka Changemakers interviews Foundation Center president Bradford K. Smith about a range of topics in philanthropy and nonprofits.
Changemakers is a project of Ashoka, a global association of social entrepreneurs, in which members collaborate on issues through discussion, mentorship, and competition. Members submitted questions for Brad, who gave answers on topics ranging from the role of evaluation metrics, online fundraising, business models for nonprofits, and the role of philanthropy in society.
Listen to the interview here.
Part of the discussion focuses on collaboration, and Brad mentions a new Foundation Center project, the Nonprofit Collaboration Database, a resource for everyone seeking real-life examples of how nonprofits are working together. This unique database provides models and best practices of exceptional nonprofit collaboration efforts drawn from projects presented for consideration for the 2009 Collaboration Prize. Explore different collaboration models, learn about strategies for overcoming challenges to working together, find metrics for measuring outcomes, and more.