Congratulations to Travel Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio!

2 Mar

Inspiring videos and a big-time award for Travel Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio program; so glad to be a part of this great initiative!

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On Poverty and more: Recent Articles on the Nonprofit Quarterly Newswire

8 Feb

Since June, after over 100 contributed articles, I’ve taken a break from my regular stint as a newswire writer for the Nonprofit Quarterly. But now I’m somewhat back in the saddle, albeit at a less intensive level. Here are the last three published articles.

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What is “good” philanthropy?: Three recent articles from NPQ

19 May

Quite unintentionally, my three most recent articles for the Nonprofit Quarterly newswire all focus on the implications of how we focus our impulse to be generous. The characters include Goodwill Industries, Bill Gates, Judeo-Christian theologians and a ticked off Chicago social worker. Yes . . .

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Food Policy, Money and Politics, Helping the Homeless and Garlic Wars: Recent Nonprofit Quarterly Articles

18 Apr

This batch of articles covers a wide range of topics, from foreign policy to an ultra-local battle over ownership of a longstanding event; from how the wealthy may disproportionately influence politics, to a pragmatic grassroots project to help the homeless. I also include an article from NPQ’s Editor-in-Chief, Ruth McCambridge. The Nonprofit Quarterly is based in Boston, just blocks from where the explosions occurred. In her article written in the raw hours right after the bombs, Ruth’s reflections are full of compassion, grief, and grace.

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Nonprofit innovation: fight violence with fighting?

21 Aug

Here’s a great example from the streets of Rio de Janeiro of a key mindset for nonprofit innovation: “flipping an idea”. It’s positively punchy!

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Outcome-based pay, transparency, innovation: New NPQ articles focus on these trends

20 Aug

My most recent contributions to Nonprofit Quarterly focus on three forces shaping public perception of nonprofit performance: outcome based payment models, financial health and transparency, and capacity for innovation.

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Latest nonprofit buzzword of the year: Resilience

30 Jul

“Resilient” may be the new “sustainable” aspiration for the nonprofit sector. We can learn much about how resilience works from other disciplines such as biology, engineering and psychology. Here are some key transferable concepts.

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Who gives most, what women want, what’s new in the nonprofit world?

31 Jan

My recent newswires for the Nonprofit Quarterly include two reviews of intriguing new philanthropy research, one surprising overview of nonprofit history, and two stories about nonprofits and advocacy in my own town of Eugene.

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Civic engagement, poverty, power and giving: Recent posts in Nonprofit Quarterly

22 Dec

Wide ranging topics in my latest postings for the Nonprofit Quarterly Newswire

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Five ways to change the world

29 Nov

Challenge motivation. Challenge assumptions. Challenge organization. Challenge authority. Challenge ourselves. Themes from my recent Nonprofit Quarterly articles.

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