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Renewal: Volume 17, Issue 1: Spring 2010
Table of Contents:
F e a t u r e s
4 The Nonprofit Ethicist: An employee questions her organization’s fuzzy math. by Woods Bowman
6 When a Donor Becomes Tainted: When a donor becomes embroiled in scandal, how should a nonprofit respond?
by Paul Dunn, Ph.D.
14 Visual Rhetoric: The Powerful Design of Nonprofit Campaigns— An Interview with Peleg Top and Jonathan Cleveland: How can powerful marketing strengthen an organization’s impact? by the editors
22 The Four Horsemen of the Nonprofit Financial Apocalypse: What “preexisting conditions” may have
weakened your organization going into the recession, and what to do about it now? by Clara Miller
30 The Problem of Solo Civic Engagement: An Interview with Doug McAdam: Does Teach for America produce more civic engagement from its graduates? by Cynthia Gibson, Ph.D.
38 The State of the States: The states are still neck deep in economic crisis, and the federal stimulus money will soon run out. by Rick Cohen
40 The Way We Write Is All Wrong: Fixing the Broken Discourse of Fundraising: Fundraising tactics suffer from a serious disconnect between theory and practice. by Frank C. Dickerson, Ph.D.
S p e c i a l S u p p l e m e n t
47 NPQ’s 2010 National Nonprofit Management Education Directory
D e p a r t m e n t s
56 Dr. Conflict: Dr. Conflict guides an employee on a major human-resources mess. by Mark Light
58 Nonprofits and Metaphors: Using Language to Create Better Outcomes: Our use of certain metaphors to understand the financial crisis may doom already-weak nonprofits. by Scott Anderson
S a t i r e
64 Fifteen Questions to Certify That You Are a Social Innovator: How high do you rank as a social
innovator? Take this fun quiz to find out. by Phil Anthrop