May 29, 2015

Management

Volunteer Management: Once More with Meaning

TARGETFROM THE ARCHIVES

This NPQ article suggests that many nonprofits have their priorities dead wrong when dealing with volunteers – it naturally caused a big stir and a very thoughtful conversation. We wanted to make sure that you read it and the comments and had your own chance to talk back.

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Jennifer Woodill | Friday, 21 March 2008

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Policy / Social Context

Annual NGO Ranking Shows “White Savior” Status Quo Remains Intact

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This hard-hitting article from the ironically-named blog “Africa is a Country” voices a number of civil society issues that are transferable to the U.S.—the deep-seated lack of diversity in governance, and the philanthropic savior who profits from systemic oppression during the day and receives...

Fairouz El Tom | Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Policy / Social Context

Political Grandstanding Overwhelms Reason at Judiciary Committee Hearing on Policing

RacismNine months after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and more than three years after the killing of Trayvon Martin, the House of Representatives finally held a committee hearing on the deteriorating relations between police departments and black communities. Based on the grandstanding...

Rick Cohen | Friday, 22 May 2015

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Management

A Practical (and Possibly Provocative) Approach to Leadership Transitions

Timing in leadership transitionWe may be missing the opportunity to push a more structural solution to disruptive transitions: a time-limited contract for top leadership.

John H. Vogel, Jr. and Curtis R. Welling | Thursday, 21 May 2015

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Opinion & Commentary

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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.