Summer 2008 – Digital Issue

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Dog Day Finances, Chasing After the Right Stuff

Summer 2008: Volume 15, Issue 2


  • Welcome

  • Letters to the Editor

  • Dr. Conflict 
    The Ethicist is on vacation, but when conflict strikes, there’s still a doctor in the house. by Mark Light

  • Truth or Consequences: The Implications of Financial Decisions
    If two sources of funding are good, are three sources better? by Clara Miller

  • A Board’s Guide to Surpluses and Deficits
    Is a surplus always a surplus and a deficit always a deficit? Not really. Here’s how you can tell the difference. by Kay Snowden

  • On the Edge: The Financial Health of Human-Service Providers
    What can state governments do to support a financial model for human-service providers that ensures their long-term viability?

  • Navigating the Path of Socially Responsible Investment
    Socially responsible investment options are no longer just for the large and sophisticated. by Rick Cohen

  • Financial Transactions with Your Board: Who Is Looking?
    In a first-of-its-kind study, nonprofits report on their transactions with board members, some for the better and some for the worse. by Francie Ostrower

Special Supplement

  • The Slippery Slope of Employment Practices Liability
    Avoiding $100,000 employer mistakes. by Charles C. Hewitt

  • NPQ Nonprofit Risk Management Directory 2008



  • The Shifting Tides of Nonprofit Governance: An Interview with Paul Light
    Which model does your board follow? by the editors

Spirit of Our Work

  • Mission Haiku: The Poetry of Mission Statements
    Can we create powerful, poetic mission statements that stand the test of time? by Christopher Finney


  • Election 2008: More Organizations Engaging More Voters
    Nonprofits engage voters to build community power for long-term change. by Bridgette Rongitsch


  • “Greenlining” Foundation Grantmaking: Racial Equality Reporting in California
    Should foundations report on the racial and ethnic makeup of their grants? 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


  • Business Discipline and the Take-Charge Leader
    Community Arts Exchange was poised for success and embraced the new leadership that promised to take it there. There were just a few hitches in the plan. by Phil Anthrop

  • Classifieds