Spring 2008 – Digital Issue

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Leadership Without a Safety Net

Spring 2008: Volume 15, Issue 1


  • Welcome

  • The Nonprofit Ethicist
    What to do with “dirty” money, and why a bad deed usually doesn’t go unpunished. by Woods Bowman

  • Powerful Nonprofit Leadership: The D Factor
    Should your context drive your leadership style? NPQ’s editors think so. by the editors

  • Boards and Leadership Hires: How to Get It Right
    The hiring of a new executive director is one of the most important jobs of a board, but many make missteps that are hard to reverse. by Deborah Linnell

  • Gap or Pap: Generational Differences at Work
    Is there is a real difference between what generations want and expect from a workplace? by Jennifer J. Deal
  • The Bright Future of Community Building
    Traditional approaches toward community building may do more to push people away than engage them. by Bill Traynor

  • A Leader’s Guide to Executive Coaching
    When is it time to call a coach, and what should you expect a coach to do? by David Coleman

  • The Nonprofit ED’s First 100 Days
    What should a new executive do— and not do—in the first 100 days? by Oliver Tessier and Ruth McCambridge

Special Supplement

  • The Evolution of Nonprofit Management Programs
    Here’s the inside scoop from those who teach on what’s changing in nonprofit management education. by Judith Millesen

  • NPQ Nonprofit Management Education Directory 2008



  • Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philanthrocapitalism
    It’s hot, but is there anything new in the new philanthropy? by Michael Edwards

Human Resources

  • Volunteer Management: Once More with Meaning
    Volunteer management is typically all upside-down trying to fit volunteers to the organization rather than the organization to the volunteers. by Jennifer Woodill


  • A Conversation with California Congressman Xavier Becerra
    Daring to go where others fear to tread, a California congressman asks tough questions about whether nonprofits provide what taxpayers expect to get for their money. by Rick Cohen

ARNOVA Abstracts

  • ARNOVA Abstracts
    A selection of the most recent abstracts from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.

  • The Take-Away
    A summary of the articles in this issue.

  • Classifieds


  • Eliminating Random Acts of Kindness by 2010
    The National Bureau of Evaluation comes of age courtesy of brave advocates bucking the trend of fluff evaluations. by Phil Anthrop