Feather O' Connor Houstoun, a senior adviser to the Wyncote Foundation and Governing.com columnist, discusses about a block-granting experiment in Pennsylvania in the midst of budget cuts.
Houstoun looks back on the creation of federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). She was part of a team at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that created the CDBG program. She opines that the block-granting program experiment is an encouraging sign to help vulnerable citizens face their most pressing problems.
Programs that provide consultation, training, contractual services and resources for nonprofit organizations that need assistance in researching funding opportunities, developing proposals to obtain outside funding, and/or in the evaluation of existing grants. Grants Administration; Grants Consulting
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Kendall Webb, founder of JustGive.org, brings the Internet into the philanthropic sector as a nonprofit organization. Her donor-advised fund San Francisco-based website connects couples to a plethora of charities through its wedding registries.