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If NGOs were an economy, they would be the seventh-largest in the world via @triplepundit

If NGOs were an economy, they would be the seventh-largest in the world via @triplepundit

Tweet Department of Redundancy Department The non-profit economy is growing three times faster than the US economy, and if NGOs were an economy, it would be the seventh largest in the world. That’s according to Nancy Lublin, CEO of dosomething.org and founder of Dress for Success. Nancy moderated a panel at the Social Innovation Summit entitled “Where to Start, Where to Aim.” The two panel participants were both from foundations: Paul Carttar from the Social Innovation Fund, and Jacquelline Fuller from Google’s philanthropy arm. All three panel members spoke freely about the problems in the NGO sector and the solutions they seek through their funding methods. Lack of Data, Lack of Transparency Both funders cited past success as one of the key ways they judge prospective projects to fund. It’s a good way to thin the pack because many NGOs resist sharing detailed information...

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