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Social Media Effectiveness for Public Engagement: An Example of Small Nonprofits

Share214<p>Tweet391<p>Email<p>Share<p>605 Shares<p><i>Editors’ note: This article was published in the</i> Nonprofit Quarterly<i>’s spring 2016 edition, “Strategic Nonprofit</i> …

Aurora Humanitarian Index 2016

Global study of top humanitarian issues, their causes, and intervention strategy reveals stark “compassion gap.”<p><i>“Compassion Gap” Arises between</i> …

Unsung Heroes of Rural Resilience

By Friday Phiri Reprint | | |<p>Ellen Kacha, a smallholder conservation farmer of Hamaundu settlement in Pemba district. Credit: Friday Phiri/IPS<p>PEMBA, …

Starting today, we make it harder for poor people to eat in Washington

Starting today, thousands of Washington’s poorest people will find it harder to buy food, as a safety net established in the wake of the Great …

Bill Clinton

From Sustainability to Abundance

In 1987, the United Nations Brundtland Commission offered the following definition of sustainable development, “Development which meets the needs of …

How to Create Budgets for Nonprofit Programs or Departments

• Business<br>• Nonprofits<br>• How to Create Budgets for Nonprofit Programs or Departments<p>If you resemble many nonprofit organizations, you manage several …

Nonprofits

Firing Your Development Director? Join the Club

Share28<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>28 Shares<p>I remember when, decades ago, a community foundation in the Northeast decided to study the outcome of a grants …

Looking Back at the War on Poverty: A Conversation with Sheldon Danziger

Premium Content For Subscribers Only.<p>Only 6 Free Articles Remaining.<p>You've already viewed this article recently.<p>Click here to subscribe today for …

Income Inequality

Nonprofit Leadership Development: What's Your "Plan A" for Growing Future Leaders?

Executive Summary<p>Surveys consistently show that nonprofit organizations are acutely aware of their leadership development gaps, but unsure about how …

Leadership

The Nonprofit Leadership Development Deficit

In more than a decade of research on nonprofit leadership, we at The Bridgespan Group have observed little change in the No. 1 organizational concern …

Some Reasons behind Societal Neglect of Rural Poverty—and Rural America

Share62<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>62 Shares<p>October 22, 2015; In These Times<p><i>Nonprofit Quarterly</i> has long raised questions about the insufficient and sadly …

Nonprofits

How 'Double Bucks' For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill

The federal government is about to put $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of SNAP benefits — what used to be called food stamps — when people use them to buy local fruits and vegetables.<p>This idea did not start on Capitol Hill. It began as a local innovation at a few farmers' …

Differences in brain structure development may explain test score gap for poor children

Low-income children had atypical structural brain development and lower standardized test scores, with as much as an estimated 20 percent in the …

Poverty Disturbs Children's Brain Development and Academic Performance

Income inequality is growing in the U.S., and the problem is much worse than most people believe. For children, growing up poor hinders brain …

Are You Hungry? Pediatricians Add A New Question During Checkups

An estimated 7.9 million kids in the U.S. live in "food-insecure" households. This means there's not always enough to eat at home.<p>But when these kids go to the doctor for a checkup, or a well-child visit, the signs of malnutrition are not always apparent. So pediatricians say it's time to start …

Public Health

Why We Love to Hate Nonprofits

Big social impact organizations occasionally draw big press, but the story is often one of failure, fraud, or deception. The Red Cross weathered a …

The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle

Organizations that build robust infrastructure—which includes sturdy information technology systems, financial systems, skills training, fundraising …

Racially Disparate Views of New Orleans’ Recovery After Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS — As the 10th anniversary approaches of Hurricane Katrina and the catastrophic levee breaches in New Orleans, a new survey finds a stark …

Are you or your org guilty of Trickle-Down Community Engagement?

In Seattle, if you’re a person of color and you walk down a dark alley late at night and you feel like you’re being followed, it’s probably someone …

Employee Engagement

The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, …

Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean 'migrants' | | Al Jazeera

Imagine waking your children in the morning. Imagine feeding and dressing them. Imagine pulling a little girl’s hair into a ponytail, arguing with a little boy about which pair of shoes he wants to wear.<p>Now imagine, as you are doing that, you know later today you will strap their vulnerable bodies …

Funders, your grant application process may be perpetuating inequity

A few weeks ago, a fellow Executive Director of color and a friend of mine, “Maria,” was nearly in tears after failing for a second time to get a …

Management

The Red Cross CEO Has Been Serially Misleading About Where Donors’ Dollars Are Going — ProPublica

<i>This story was co-produced with NPR.</i><p>The American Red Cross regularly touts how responsible it is with donors' money. "We're very proud of the fact …

War On Undocumented Immigrants Threatens To Swell U.S. Prison Population

For decades, drug crimes contributed to an explosion in the size of the federal prison system, far outpacing any other charges brought by prosecutors.<p>Now, just as the federal government has pulled back the throttle on the drug war, it is embarking on an unprecedented campaign to criminally …

Free the ugly produce!: Business-savvy millennials are tackling food waste — one cosmetically challenged vegetable at a time

<b>(tBoyan via iStock)</b><p>More than hunger, the newest efforts to end food waste are concerned with saving the planet<p>Ari LeVaux<p>August 3, 2015 7:26pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Ron Clark is no stranger to food waste. After more than 20 years of working to supply fresh produce to …

Agriculture

Joel Berg: How Hungry Is America?

(Screengrab via YouTube)<i>GRITtv’s Laura Flanders interviews Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, about hunger</i> …

Income Inequality

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day (the PDF is free!)

This Kickstarter campaign is now over — thanks to everyone for such tremendous support! To download a free PDF, buy print copies, or anything else, …