Winter 2010 – Digital Issue

Winter 2010 – Digital Issue

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Capacity Building for What? 

Winter 2010: Volume 17, Issue 4


  • Welcome

  • The Nonprofit Ethicist
    An inebriated executive director takes things too far with a staff member, and more. by Woods Bowman

  • Nonprofit Capacity Building for What?
    Are the capacity-building needs of nonprofit organizations changing? A discussion with 60 consultants indicates some shifts. by Ruth McCambridge

  • Driving Social Change
    How do societies enact lasting change and protect social change from the inevitable backlash? by Paul C. Light, Ph.D.

  • IT Workers: Shedding the City-upon-the-Hill Model
    If IT departments want to remain relevant, they have to open their doors to new tactics and ways of working. by Holly Ross

  • A Community Fights Back: A Merger in Humboldt County
    A recent flap with Easter Seals unearths some enduring issues of disenfranchisement and constituency neglect in rural areas. by Rick Cohen

  • Finding a New Tune: How Arts Organizations Balance Creativity and Operations
    Arts organizations are struggling to tread water operationally without sapping creative energy. by Corbett Barklie

  • You Don’t Need an Empire to Build Strength for Change
    Four organizations illustrate that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. by Deborah Linnell

  • WikiLeaks: A Small NGO on a Global Stage
    Is WikiLeaks a renegade nonprofit in search of truth or an irresponsible group of “hackers” that has exploited the Web? by the editors

  • Evolution—Not Revolution— Is the Course of Online Giving
    The Web has become a key feature of the modern-philanthropy equation. by Steve Boland

  • Reframing Governance
    Most substantive decisions aren’t made in nonprofit boardrooms, but governance models haven’t caught up with this reality. by David O. Renz, Ph.D.

  • Dr. Conflict
    A staff member is caught between the belief in doing what is right and a stubborn board. by Mark Light