Tag Archives: community building

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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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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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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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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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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Nonprofits as economic engines, mixing religion and politics, the “glee effect” and more: Recent NPQ contributions

30 Jun

In recent newswire articles for the Nonprofit Quarterly, I’ve covered a landmark study of Oregon’s nonprofits that documents the sector’s surprising economic impact, as well as the impact of the recession. The links below span a wide range of additional topics, including the wisdom of mixing religion and politics, corporate responsibility, and how arts education fosters civic engagement.

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Recent articles on the Nonprofit Quarterly Newswire

20 Mar

There is a season for everything, and apparently this past month hasn’t been one for blogging! Here, however, are my most recent newswire articles, covering such topics as funding trends and social enterprise. NPQ has revamped its website, so I encourage you to check out all the good content while you are there!

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Two sides of civic engagement

10 Feb

In one week, I had two very different experiences with civic engagement. One worries me, one inspires me, and I don’t quite know what to make of the two side by side.

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