Tag Archives: Philanthropy and Funding

Genius grants for nonprofits- what a trend this could be!

15 Mar

I recently wrote about the MacArthur Foundation’s “Awards for Creative and Effective Institutions” for the Nonprofit Quarterly. Applications aren’t accepted, but what a great aspirational ideal for our sector!

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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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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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Nonprofit Assets: New Articles for Nonprofit Quarterly

20 Sep

The three latest articles I’ve written for the Nonprofit Quarterly newswire all deal with assets related to the nonprofit sector: the rise of web-based philanthropy in China, the uniquely shared nature of nonprofit leadership, and business ventures as a source of nonprofit revenue.

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Outcome-based pay, transparency, innovation: New NPQ articles focus on these trends

20 Aug

My most recent contributions to Nonprofit Quarterly focus on three forces shaping public perception of nonprofit performance: outcome based payment models, financial health and transparency, and capacity for innovation.

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Latest nonprofit buzzword of the year: Resilience

30 Jul

“Resilient” may be the new “sustainable” aspiration for the nonprofit sector. We can learn much about how resilience works from other disciplines such as biology, engineering and psychology. Here are some key transferable concepts.

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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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Using words from your dissenters to bolster fund raising- an interesting example

5 Jun

The first challenge of any written fund raising solicitation is to get the recipient to want to read on. This Minnesota based nonprofit has packaged its message in a compelling way.

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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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