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Dynamics and Domains: Networked Governance in Civic Space
Volume 25, Issue 1 Spring 2018
6 The Nonprofit Whisperer
Is it ever a good idea for a prior CEO to rejoin
the organization as a member of the board?
The Nonprofit Whisperer weighs in!
F e a t u r e s
8 Networked Governance: Gaining New
Insights into This Unique Approach to
Here, David Renz looks back at his leading edge
work on nonprofit boards and the
research that has emerged since then around
by David O. Renz
14 Fear, Tradition, and Serendipity:
The Unacknowledged Drivers of
This article explores the role that fear,
tradition, and serendipity play as unconscious
factors influencing board choices and action,
and how we might better combat the
negative effects of board decision making
that tend to result in maintaining a
less-than-useful status quo.
by Judith L. Millesen and Eric C. Martin
24 Windows of Collaborative
How do nonprofit–public partnerships
form, and how are they governed? This
article analyzes the life cycle of such
collaborations, which can be challenged
by complex power dynamics.
by Chris Cornforth, John Paul Hayes,
and Siv Vangen
30 Between Public and Private Action:
Neighborhood Organizations and
Nonprofits are generally viewed as entities
that primarily respond to government or
market failure. But nonprofits are well situated
to shape—rather than just respond
to—the process of governance, and local
organizations are becoming more and
more central to promoting neighborhood
by Robert J. Chaskin and
David Micah Greenberg
42 Organizing First: A Case for a Hybrid
Version of Stakeholder Engagement
This article presents a case study
demonstrating a successful hybrid model
of stakeholder engagement in action.
by Alan Smith
D e p a r t m e n t s
50 You First: Leadership for a New World
In this column, Mark Light explores the notion
of servant leadership, and asks, “What does it
mean to serve first?”
by Mark Light, MBA, PhD
52 Life in the Fishbowl: Culture, Cognition,
This article, by the FrameWorks Institute’s
CEO Nat Kendall-Taylor, looks at how a well grounded
understanding of culture is essential
to driving social change.
by Nat Kendall-Taylor
56 “Click to Donate”:
Which States Have Jurisdiction
over My Online Fundraising?
Here, the author describes the regulatory
framework for online charitable fundraising,
and outlines a systematic approach that
organizations can follow to evaluate their
compliance obligations on an ongoing basis.
by Karen I. Wu
61 Are You a Dipper? Nonprofits, Sin,
and Shadow Loans
This article looks at the perilous practice of
“dipping” into restricted funding streams—
something that most nonprofits have had to
do at one time or another in order to make
good on their financial obligations.
by John MacIntosh