Tag Archives: Oregon

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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The roots of nonprofit power need tending

28 Oct

The original source of power for the good work of non-profits, people who care about their communities, is all around us. But, according to Ruth McCambridge of the Nonprofit Quarterly, nonprofits today could do far more to harness this power.

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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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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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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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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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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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Congratulations to the Coburg Community Charter School

24 Feb

The community has a milestone achievement to celebrate!

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