Tempest Tossed

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Tempest Tossed: Volume 16, Issue 2: Summer 2009

Table of Contents:

F e a t u r e s

4 Welcome

5 The Nonprofit Ethicist: A faith-based organization commits some unholy financial acts. by Woods Bowman

8 Nonprofits in the Age of Obama: The “State of the Village” Part Two: Given a combination of constrained state budgets, late payments, and declining enrollment among fee-paying families, child-serving organizations face serious challenges. by Ruth McCambridge

18 An Interview with Eric Karolak: The executive director of a national coalition of child-care centers weighs in on the roller coaster of public funding.

20 Government Contracting: The Business of Foundations— A Letter from Kathleen Enright: Kathleen Enright of GEO urges funders to get involved in public policy at the state level.

22 Immigration and Nonprofits: Immigration policy is a human-rights and community-building issue that nonprofits cannot afford to ignore. by Rick Cohen

34 State Immigration Policy Issues: State immigration laws can help or hinder new immigrants from fully contributing to their communities. by Dan Petegorsky and Kalpana Krishnamurthy

41 Building Economic Power in Immigrant Communities: Fast-growing credit unions have helped immigrant populations develop a new approach to their financial futures. by Noel Poyo and Analisa Nazareno

47 Immigrant Integration and Asian- American Community Development: As immigrant populations grow but remain marginalized, how can nonprofits build a more perfect union? by Lisa Hasegawa and Gen Fujioka

52 Youth Leadership: The Engine of Immigrant Civic Participation: Among the lessons of the 2008 presidential election was the importance of immigrant youth groups in fueling civic engagement. by Mari Ryono

56 Undocumented but Undaunted: Immigrant Youth at Work in the Nonprofit Sector: Undocumented immigrant children raised in the United States face innumerable barriers to success. Will new immigration policy help these immigrants realize their dreams? by Tam Tran and Prerna Lal

62 Immigration and Philanthropy: A Conversation with Geri Mannion and Taryn Higashi: The Four Freedoms Fund has mined the power of a collaboration-based approach to philanthropy. by Joyce Baldwin

68 Supporting Immigrant Youth: Removing Obstacles and Building on Strengths: Does the process of “becoming American” threaten immigrant success? by Cynthia Garcia Coll and Flannery Patton

75 Immigration Reform: Political Calculus versus Transformative Opportunity: If you are an advocate for social and economic justice, you should care about immigrants’ rights. by Eva Paterson, Claudia Pena, and Miguel Gavaldon

D e p a r t m e n t s

F i n a n c e

78 Chapter 11: Why Not?: Nonprofits have an aversion to using bankruptcy as a tool, but they shouldn’t. by Woods Bowman

L e a d e r s h i p

83 Vertigo and the Intentional Inhabitant: Leadership in a Connected World: If your current mode of leadership hasn’t worked at your nonprofit, it may be time to consider more robust and dynamic leadership architectures. by Bill Traynor

87 Updating the Leadership Agenda: An Essential Step for Success in Executive Recruitment: Given the tumultuous environment for nonprofits, establishing a leadership agenda is more essential than ever. by Tim Wolfred

T a c t i c a l M a p p i n g

92 Tactical Mapping: How Nonprofits Can Identify the Levers of Change: With the tactical mapping method, organizations can depict and address complex political problems. by Douglas A. Johnson and Nancy L. Pearson

100 The Take-Away: A summary of the articles in this issue

102 Classifieds

S a t i r e

104 Ain’t I a Social Entrepreneur?: A nonprofit leader challenges philanthropists’ comfortable assumptions. by Phil Anthrop