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In 2013, Guidestar, BBB Wise Giving Alliance and Charity Navigator wrote an open letter to the donors of America explaining that "overhead ratios" are a poor way to understand nonprofit performance. The nonprofit sector was hungry to dispel this "Overhead Myth." The field's extraordinary reaction to the first letter has thunderously affirmed that belief. Join together with a second letter, suggesting a set of steps nonprofits can take to help us all move beyond the Overhead Myth. It will take a shared effort to focus donors' attention on what really matters: your organization's efforts to make the world a better place, an Overhead Solution

Less than 1 percent. That's the portion of overall foundation giving that went to leadership development between 1992 and 2011. Foundations ask a great deal of the organizations we support-to strengthen community, meet urgent needs for services, solve complex environmental problems, influence public policy, and build and sustain movements for change. In short, we hope grantees will deliver transformational results for the people and places they serve. So it's striking how seldom we back that up with funds to help organizations develop and strengthen the ability of their leaders to meet those high expectations. Continue reading here.

Investing in Leadership to Accelerate Philanthropic Impact, September 11, 2014, Standford Social Innovation Review, by Ira Hirschfield

Sharsheret was selected for a multi-year cooperative agreement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to amplify their tailored breast cancer programs for young Jewish women. Collaborating with more than 40 national Sharsheret partners, they will work to serve more than 40,000 women and caregivers, enhancing the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors. For more information, read the complete grant announcement.