Project updates: tourism, collaboratives, sustainability, crowd-funding, more!

12 Jun

In a departure from our usual blog mini-essays, here’s an overview and links for some of the fabulous projects and groups with whom we’re working now.

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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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Project Update: An Oregon Timber Town Reinventing Itself

2 May

How are the people in Oakridge, Oregon reinventing their community? Prepare to be inspired!

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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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Recent Nonprofit Quarterly Articles: A Valentines Day Connection

14 Feb

“Bringing Sexy Back” is the theme of my most recent article for Nonprofit Quarterly. Yes, it relates to nonprofits,and yes, there’s more!

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Remembering how not to know it all

18 Jan

We are just back from a wonderful trip to Europe, thanks to the magic of frequent flier miles. We visited Istanbul, Prague, and Lisbon, all for the first time, not knowing anything of the local languages except for “please” and “thank you”! We awoke to morning prayer calls rolling one over the other (at 6:16 […]

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The privileges and responsibility of citizenship

31 Oct

The disconnect between being a citizen and acting like a citizen has troubling policy implications. That’s the message of a remarkable op-ed article today in The Oregonian by Sergio Cisneros, a young Latino college student.

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