The Nonprofit Ethicist
How do nonprofits confront the complexities of immigration; and is it right to take a stand that may put them on the wrong side of the law?
Dark & Light Matters in the Nonprofit Universe
Author Jon Pratt examines the size and shape of the nonprofit sector and warns us it may shrink in the wash.
Organizational Slack (or Goldilocks and the Three Budgets)
Organizations need to have financial “slack” to remain healthy and innovative, but they can have too much. How much is too much, how much is too little, how much is just right?
Transactional Analysis, Nonprofit Style -- An Interview with Richard Brewster
It costs money to make money. This also holds true in the nonprofit sector. But some money comes with hidden price tags.
In Search of Sustainable Funding: Is Diversity of Sources Really the Answer
Is there an optimal funding mix as organizations grow? This research suggests there may be. By William Foster, Ben Dixon, and Matt Hochstetler [4 pages, 515 Kb]
In Economic Redevelopment, Nonprofits Should Not Get Stuck in the Bleachers
Nonprofits have a vital role to play in economic redevelopment. The author presents contrasting case studies. By Judith Saidel [5 pages, 467 KB]
How Do Employers Weigh a Candidate's Nonprofit Management Degree when Hiring?
NPQ asked hiring managers whether a nonprofit management degree was positive, negative, or neutral in their hiring decisions. By the editors [2 pages, 192Kb]
Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Conflict of Interest Demands More Than Just a Policy
Conflicts of interest are a normal part of organizational life, but dealing with them is anything but simple, as NPQ learned from its readers. By Mel Gill [4 pages, 67 Kb]
Conflict of Interest: Mischief Thou Art Afoot
The author delves into recent press coverage on conflicts of interest that typify some of the issues nonprofits must manage, presenting the public and backstories that make these cases notorious and complex. By Rick Cohen [7 pages, 95 Kb]
Absent the Audit: How Small Nonprofits Can Demonstrate Accountability Without One
If your organization doesn’t do an annual audit, here’s what you should be doing to maintain public trust and financial accountability. By Jeanne Bell and Steve Zimmerman [4 pages, 68 Kb]
Online Volunteering Enters Middle Age
Online volunteering seems new to some and old hat to others. The author discusses where it’s been, where it’s going, and how to get it right. By Jayne Cravens [4 pages, 68 Kb]
Preparing an Organization to Sustain Capable Leadership
By accident or design, your organization will change leadership. The author offers a range of steps you can take to ensure the organization maintains its equilibrium. By Karen Gaskins Jones [3 pages, 58 Kb]
Fleishman’s World—an Essay
Eisenberg reviews a widely hailed recent book on philanthropy, finding it an insider’s view of a closed system. By Pablo Eisenberg [3 pages. 55 Kb]
Emotional Returns Sometimes the Most Measurable
Outcome measurements or a good story, which is more attractive? By Phil Anthrop [2 pages, 57 Kb]