Hybrids, Hybridity & Hype

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Hybrids, Hybridity & Hype: Volume 21, Issue 1: Spring 2014

Table of Contents:

F e a t u r e s

3 Welcome

4 The Nonprofit Ethicist: Unfair wages? Donors gone wild? Illegal practices? The Ethicist weighs in. by Woods Bowman

6 Hybrids, Hybridity, and Hype: The new nonprofit-business hybrids that have been cropping up lately assert that they are a distinct form. But are they? by Ruth McCambridge

12 Hybrids and Competing Logics: Observant Dispassion Is Called For: In this article, the authors propose a useful framework for assessing hybridization in the sector: institutional logics. by Fredrik O. Andersson and Brent Never 18 All Enterprise Is Social: Measuring the Impact of Endeavors across the Profit Boundary: There is exciting, innovative activity at the intersection of investment and philanthropy, but, the author maintains, the innovations are constrained by oldfashioned thinking. by Buzz Schmidt

24 Corbin Hill Road Farm Share: A Hybrid Food Value Chain in Practice: This article describes how nonprofit partners transformed a simple food supply chain into a hybrid food value chain. by Nevin Cohen, PhD, and Dennis Derryck, PhD

36 Fifty Shades of Accountability: Governmental-Nongovernmental Hybrids: What happens to accountability when you begin to create hybrids by sector? by Rae André, PhD

46 Disruptive Hybridity: The New Generation of Political Advocacy Groups: This article looks at the Internet’s effect on American political organizations and outlines how changes in information technology have transformed their “organizational layer.” by David Karpf, PhD

54 From “Building the Actions” to “Being in the Moment”: Older and Newer Media Logics in Political Advocacy: Here, the author explains that a hybrid media system is replacing the media logics of the past, and uses the U.K. citizens’ movement 38 Degrees to illustrate. by Andrew Chadwick, PhD

62 Social Responsibility or Marketing Ploy? The Branding of L3Cs: What exactly are L3Cs, how are they currently operating, and what potential problems do they pose for the nonprofit sector? by Rick Cohen

76 Celebrating “Small Batch” Social Enterprise: This article compares two different stories of social enterprise— the heroic and the “small batch”—and outlines the different values that they represent. by Brian Cognato

80 Hybridity and Nonprofit Organizations: Next Questions: The development of hybrid nonprofits poses new challenges for organizations, but relatively scant research has been devoted to analyzing the implications or developing strategies for management. by Steven Rathgeb Smith, PhD, and Chris Skelcher, PhD

D e p a r t m e n t s

88 Dr. Conflict: Whether buried conflicts in the workplace or a pathological executive director, no problem is too difficult for the good doctor. by Mark Light, MBA, PhD

90 The Tyranny of Success: Nonprofits and Metrics: In this article, the director of the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal at the Hudson Institute raises questions about how an obsessive focus on outcomes and insistence on proof of “success” threaten to gut the work of the sector. by William Schambra

96 Boards as Bridges: Are there revenue streams around your organization that are untapped? And is your board well enough structured to bridge a relationship? by Brent Never

100 Thoughts on the Relevance of Nonprofit Management Curricula: How has nonprofit management curricula evolved, and are they meeting the demands of today’s leadership challenges? by Judith L. Millesen, PhD