The indispensable Nonprofit Finance Fund has just begun its annual survey of the sector for 2011. The Fund’s slicing and dicing of the data will produce a thoughtful report on the state of the sector, of the kind it has already provided for 2009 and 2010. Please help the Fund’s researchers help us: take 15 or 20 minutes and respond to their questions.
Speaking of indispensable, the Fund’s founding Executive Director Clara Miller has just announced that she’s moving on to a job with the FB Heron Foundation. No doubt she’ll continue to be a leader in her new position, but her tenacity and vision in creating financial systems for nonprofits (including the Community Development Finance Institution, of which the Fund itself became a leading example) and her no-nonsense discussions of what the sector needs and what it lacks will be sorely missed.
We all owe Clara Miller a debt of gratitude. Maybe the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s expertise can help us figure out how to repay it!