Forum raises nonprofit questions
April 23, 2013
In nearly every industry, there tends to be a somewhat regular meeting of leaders to discuss the trends within the sector and consider questions or problems that might arise in an effort to head them off. This is equally true for nonprofits - many administrators recently gathered as part of the Global Philanthropy Forum.
According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the San Francisco-based event had the theme "Outrage, Opportunity, Choice," which focused on a few common nonprofit aims - human trafficking, hunger and accessible education. Attendees also spoke about the way data gathering and evaluation techniques are increasingly being used to influence decision making in the sector, as opposed to forming donor relationships.
They also discussed new interaction opportunities because, as William and Flora Hewlett Foundation head Larry Kramer told The Chronicle, collaboration between nonprofits is difficult.
According to the Forum's official website, there were a number of notable speakers who took part in the event. For instance, African Leadership Academy co?-founder and CEO Fred Swaniker and World Affairs Council and Global Philanthropy Forum president and CEO Jane Wales were part of the group leading a talk on using digital and social means to connect to nonprofit goals in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Foundations and organizations that provide annual funding might benefit from nonprofit accounting software, which can help board members audit funds and make sure the correct amounts are being distributed to various programs each year.