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What can you do to break down the seemingly impregnable barriers between departments in your organization and replace them with an open and positive culture? The Nonprofit Whisperer is here to help!
The Nonprofit Whisperer (Fall 2018) 250301
“If we were to think of the human capital in and around our organizations as explicitly including social, intellectual, and cultural capital, what changes might it engender in our nonprofits’ human resource practices?,” asks Ruth McCambridge. A shift like this, she proposes, would fundamentally transform the employment contract.
Nurturing Renewable Human Capital in the Nonprofit Workplace (Fall 2018) 250302
“Many of us in the nonprofit sector aspire to make our organizations more human, more personally sustainable, and more conscious of the full humanity of the people with whom we work. For many of us this means revisiting, if not entirely revising, our approaches to ‘human resources management,’” writes Jeanne Bell. This article is an in-depth how-to for organizations wishing to develop reciprocity in all organizational areas.
Developing Human Capital: Moving from Extraction to Reciprocity in Our Organizational Relationships (Fall 2018) 250303
In this article, which inaugurates the Nonprofit Quarterly’s “Racial Equity Change Process” series, Cyndi Suarez presents a detailed case study that highlights the mix of uncomfortable self-reflection and creative breakthroughs one organization experienced over a seven-year period committed to centering racial equity in its work.
BALLE - Change from the Outside In (Fall 2018) 250304
“Our assumptions about how work should be structured to be highly effective are changing. Even in corporate settings, there is an acknowledgment that engagement is prized—that people want to know that their work matters and has meaning. Yet, we are only on the threshold of understanding what this means in practice.” Here, Ana Polanco and Susan Misra present the experiences of four leaders who used emergent coaching methods to “navigate their complex and emergent environments.”
Emergent Coaching: Becoming Nimble in Complex Times (Fall 2018) 250305
Small and midsize donations are falling, increasing nonprofit dependence on the wealthy few. Should we be prioritizing the universal charitable deduction as sectorwide policy? This special feature presents new research demonstrating two trends that are negatively affecting the nature of how America gives, leading to the diminishment of civil society generally.
The Growth in Total Household Giving Is Camouflaging a Decline in Giving by Small and Medium Donors: What Can We Do about It? (Fall 2018) 250306
The way nonprofit contracts with government are handled suggests a lack of respect bordering on malfeasance. Make no mistake: these are tax expenditures, and we should demand more from public agencies that administer those funds.
Nonprofit Contracting: Breaking the Cycle of Public Underinvestment (Fall 2018) 250307
“Think of a funnel—or a sausage grinder, if you’d like. You put the information in the SWOT’s grinder, and out come your best strategies,” writes Mark Light in this damning disquisition on the everprevalent SWOT model.
You First: Leadership for a New World: SWOTsamatteryou (Fall 2018) 250308
How can you take your research beyond the “academic bubble” and into the concrete realm of policy? Here, Nhan Truong describes how he used a “pracademic” approach to leverage his research into practice, discovering critical issues for the pracademic along the way.
Breaking Through the Academic Bubble: A Personal Journey (Fall 2018) 250309
Nonprofits often act to mend problems within a given system, but what if the system as a whole is decaying? This article discusses the problematic entanglement of state and market, and how this adversely affects the majority of the population.
Restoring Reciprocity: How the Nonprofit Sector Can Help Save Capitalism from Itself (Fall 2018) 250310