Tag Archives: Philanthropy and Funding

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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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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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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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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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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Social media, silver bullets, community foundations and more

25 May

Well before I became a contributing writer, I scanned the Nonprofit Quarterly newswire almost every day. Below are links to some of my recent contributions, but really, there are other articles way more interesting than mine! Check it out yourself!

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My personal luxury tax to support nonprofits

29 Sep

I recently made a deal with myself. It’s akin to purchasing a carbon offset while burning fossil fuel. Here’s the deal: if there’s something I want, but don’t actually need, I will first . . .

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