Today at Philanthropy Journal News, Jeremy Beer discloses some surprising findings from American Philanthropic's fundraising performance report, such as the fact that among faith-based and center-right organizations foundation grants account for a surprisingly large percentage of development revenue. Most interestingly, evidence shows that the most efficient nonprofits are not necessarily the most effective.
"The most highly effective organizations are not necessarily the most efficient. This was counterintuitive but a pretty clear finding: the best-performing organizations didn’t separate themselves by, for example, raising more money per development staff member or getting better returns in the mail. Instead, they seemed to invest in fundamental development activities whatever the immediate results, knowing that the work will pay off in the end." -- Philanthropy Journal News