Tag Archives: community building

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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Cultivating nonprofit fans, revisited

23 Jan

Now that my beloved New England Patriots have made it to the 2012 Superbowl, I’m featuring an archived post on how nonprofits can learn from football fans– really– about building connections with their communities.

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The importance of consistent nonprofit character

17 Jan

I’m not going to name the charity that I’ve long supported but am now reconsidering. I wish I could say I’m wavering because something big and concrete happened. But really, nothing big happened, and that’s the big lesson.

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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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An extraordinary conversation about building community

22 Nov

I recently facilitated a conversation with members of the “consumer council” for a local organization that serves people living with with serious mental illness and brain injury challenges. I didn’t know what to expect. I was inspired by what I experienced.

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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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Five new postings from the Nonprofit Quarterly newswire

19 Oct

Yet another installment of recent postings on the Nonprofit Quarterly newswire. The subjects include: questionable public policy moves, a troubled nonprofit and an effective one, and a new wrinkle in the Occupy protests.

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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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Drop on by and just say hi!

23 May

Seen in front of a roadside cluster of businesses in rural Veneta (Oregon) this morning. Isn’t this how life should be!

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