My Financial Innovation & Resilience Journey: Donna McSkimming
We interviewed Donna McSkimming in December 2018 when she was the Program Director at the International Women’s Development Agency. IWDA works to advance and protect the rights of women and girls, with the vision that one day gender equality will be achieved for all.
She attended Spring’s Financial Resilience Intensive in Bangkok, October 2018.
10 things progressive funders must learn from conservative ones, or we are all screwed
A must read article with 10 points of what progressive funders can learn from conservative funder.
A new grantmaking approach is needed—one that provides enough money for nonprofits to pay for all their operations, not just programs and services. The first step toward achieving that is for grantmakers to realize that different types of nonprofits have different cost structures.
The End of the Grant Era
The changes in the funding landscape are fast and furious, especially for organizations that promote equality, human rights, and climate justice. We are increasingly witnessing efforts by governments and big corporations to silence dissent or clamp down on foreign funding.
Rethinking Funding for Women's Rights
How to build greater financial resilience and strength in your organization.
New Delhi is Safer Thanks to Manas Foundation
Manas Foundation, based in New Delhi, India, shares how participation in Spring's Financial Innovation and Resilience (FIRE) program led to a breakthrough in financing with more than a quarter-million auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers trained in prevention of sexual harassment as a result.
Debunking the Overhead Myth
While progressive funders and social justice organizations are considered partners in their goal to advance social and environmental justice, there is one area where these two communities experience ongoing tension - Overhead and the role it plays in advancing the mission of an organization.
Learn about Spring's High Impact Facilitation Intensive
The purpose of the program is to develop advanced-level competencies in facilitation for collective action and impact.
Michelle Medeiros talks about the impact of the Facilitation Intensive
This is a short interview with Michelle Medeiros, a graduate of Spring Strategies' 2018 High Impact Facilitation Intensive that took place in Amsterdam. In the interview, she reflects on her time during the 3-day workshop that launches the 4-month facilitation training program.
Facilitator Amis Boersma talks about our High Impact Facilitation Program
Have you ever sat in a meeting thinking you were wasting your time; daydreaming about the other things you could be doing; distracted by your phone; knowing you didn’t really have a say in the outcome? Meetings have a bad reputation, and let’s face it, there’s reason for that. Amis Boersma became a facilitator as a result of those very thoughts and feelings.
In the following interview, I speak with Spring Strategies associate Amis Boersma about how to facilitate meetings that are dynamic, meaningful and impactful.