Growth capital fuels an organization’s expansion, but it is difficult for nonprofits to secure because most private and public funding supports the delivery of services.
The multimillion-dollar investments that EMCF and Blue Meridian Partners make differ from most philanthropic and government grants in that they consist of flexible upfront growth capital. A grantee can use the funds to support strategic planning, leadership development, staff recruitment and retention, fundraising, advocacy, information technology, evaluation or preparing for evaluation—anything and everything it takes to expand and sustain an effective program while maintaining or improving its quality
What It Takes to Scale
EMCF President and CEO Nancy Roob describes the challenge and importance of "access to unrestricted capital."
EMCF has developed and Blue Meridian Partners is extending and expanding an approach to amassing and coordinating growth capital from co-investing partners that we call capital aggregation.
News + Perspectives
Following | Evidence and Evaluation
The Promise of Evidence-Based Policymakingvia www.cep.gov
EMCF's View | PropelNext
Five Questions for Danielle Scaturro, Director, PropelNextvia philanthropynewsdigest.org
Following | Blue Meridian Partners, Capital Aggregation
Tiny Grants and Low Tolerance for Risk Have Paralyzed Foundationsvia www.philanthropy.com
Listen Before You Leap
EMCF's View | Evidence and Evaluation, PropelNext
PropelNext Program Evaluations
We Must Listen to Those We Seek to Help
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