Thank you Nonprofit Quarterly for publishing our director of public funding Mary Kate Bacalao’s piece on the importance of federal and state budgets prioritizing nonprofits. Public funders need to refrain from dictating how the money should be spent so that nonprofits can properly fill budgetary gaps or prepare for any unforeseen financial setbacks.
Here is an excerpt:
“If public agencies invested sustainably in social services, and if public dollars were less restrictive, nonprofits could translate public investments into a stable service infrastructure, with the potential not only to save lives but also to produce better life outcomes, creating wealth and reducing healthcare costs substantially.”
Watch Mary Kate present discuss public funding at the West Coast Convening in Sacramento: