The future of philanthropy, zombies and more- recent posts from NPQ

1 Nov

Here are my most recent articles for the Nonprofit Quarterly’s Newswire. As an indication of how much nonprofits are craving good news, the “Pinch me . . .” story went viral, and has been featured by the Council on Foundation’s “Philanthropy in the News” and LinkedIn’s “Nonprofit Today”.

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Nonprofit evaluation, funding challenges, Peace Corps: Four new NPQ postings

30 Sep

Though I can’t find a unifying theme in my most recent news wire posts for the Nonprofit Quarterly,the stories from which they draw are all interesting! This batch includes a retrospective look at the Peace Corps, financial challenges at two different nonprofits for two different reasons, and highlights from a new book on nonprofit evaluation.

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Challenging, creative times in the nonprofit world

13 Sep

Latest postings for the Nonprofit Quarterly Newswire, starting with an inspiring chain of small kindnesses in Salem Oregon.

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Eat, read, connect

29 Jul

Organic produce at a mini-mart? A library expressly for homeless people? An issue that conservatives and progressives agree upon? A hidden resource for nonprofit advocacy? Here are links to my most recent contributions to the Nonprofit Quarterly Newswire.

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Make it worth rising before dawn: Part III lessons from New Zealand rural tourism development

25 Jun

I, a seriously non-morning person, convinced my husband that we should pay good money to be awakened before dawn for a day of adventure in Dunedin on the southeast coast of New Zealand. The draw, it turned out, was an irresistible package of local attractions, and I’d bet that many communities could do the same, albeit with different attractions.

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Several posts on sustainability, and one on fair play

10 Jun

The saying goes that once you start envisioning something, the universe conspires to feed that vision. And recently, a spate of really interesting sustainability projects have come to my attention.

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Social media, silver bullets, community foundations and more

25 May

Well before I became a contributing writer, I scanned the Nonprofit Quarterly newswire almost every day. Below are links to some of my recent contributions, but really, there are other articles way more interesting than mine! Check it out yourself!

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Fresh crop of ideas for stronger local food systems

19 Apr

From corporate strategy to public policy to hands in the warm spring soil, it’s all about food.

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You can’t buy happiness, but can you measure it?

17 Apr

The U.S. Constitution promises life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as inalienable rights. Now, the nonprofit Sustainable Seattle has launched a new initiative to tackle this third promise head-on.

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What do Bill Gates, classical music, hardballs and rural groceries have in common?

5 Apr

These are all topics I’ve covered recently as a new newswire contributor for the Nonprofit Quarterly.
* Bill Gates takes on states’ budgets
* Classical music wielded to fight crime in Oregon
* Hardballs flying around future of historic baseball stadium in Oregon
* Small town puts its eggs in grocery story basket

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