Funders typically support programmes, but they scrimp on ‘overhead’. This practice gives rise to a vexing ‘starvation cycle’ that constrains nonprofits’ ability to invest in essential organisational infrastructure
With more than 250 million people in India living on a daily income of less than $2, it’s clear that any nonprofit aspiring to reduce poverty needs to have a huge reach. But some nonprofits seem better equipped to meet the challenge of scaling in India than others. What gives them an edge?