March 5, 2015

Governance / Voice

The Face of Nonprofit Boards: A Network Problem


A recent study from BoardSource indicates that a lack of nonprofit board diversity in the U.S.continues to be a serious problem that boards appear to be doing little to fix. This article suggests the problem stems from the ways in which we habitually recruit from the networks of existing board...

Tivoni Devor | Wednesday, 04 March 2015



Exponent Philanthropy Survey Offers Insights into the World of Small Foundations

ChrystalExponent Philanthropy’s 2015 Foundation Operations and Management Report offers important insights into the world of foundations with only a handful of professional staff—or none at all.

Rick Cohen | Tuesday, 03 March 2015



Death or Reincarnation? The Story of ACORN

Nonprofit DeathsThe story of ACORN illustrates how seemingly strong nonprofit organizations can hide weaknesses and vulnerabilities. ACORN’s downfall exemplifies what happens when a variety of factors are allowed to combine to bring an organization down. However, a more in-depth analysis of ACORN’s death...

Emily Conners and Marissa Meyers | Tuesday, 10 February 2015


Policy / Social Context

A Call to All Leaders from Young Leaders: Manifesto for Social Change

Social Change ManifestoWith its engaging design and prose, the Social Change Manifesto, written by the Millennial Advisory Committee of the Andrew Goodman Foundation is a call to action on a tangle of interconnected social issues that must be taken up as a whole by civic leaders.

Shafaq Hasan and Aine Creedon | Friday, 27 February 2015


Opinion & Commentary


The Sustainability Mindset: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions

Voices from the field

What a Tool Tuesday

  • Sarah Lozanova | 15 July, 2014

    SpeedNPQ has written a lot over the years about the value of engagement in the development of programs that creatively meet the needs of a community. In this story, employee and resident engagement are central to the program model.