Summer 2009 – Digital Issue
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Summer 2009: Volume 16, Issue 2
The Nonprofit Ethicist
A faith-based organization commits some unholy financial acts. by Woods Bowman
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
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.
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.
Immigration and Nonprofits
Immigration policy is a human-rights and community-building issue that nonprofits cannot afford to ignore. by Rick Cohen
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chapter 11: Why Not?
Nonprofits have an aversion to using bankruptcy as a tool, but they shouldn’t. by Woods Bowman
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
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
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
A summary of the articles in this issue
Ain’t I a Social Entrepreneur?
A nonprofit leader challenges philanthropists’ comfortable assumptions. by Phil Anthrop