Death by a Thousand Cuts in Government Funds

Years of chronic underfunding and exploitation have taken a serious toll on nonprofit human service providers that contract with government agencies. This column explains how the human service sector got to this point and, more importantly, three tactics that may help providers and their boards of directors reverse the trend.

This is the second in a two-part series about how deeply problematic government funding practices are crippling many nonprofit organizations. The first column cautioned against pursuing government funding over maintaining an unwavering commitment to mission.

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