March 4, 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


Policy / Social Context

Havana Dreams: Nonprofits and the Realities of Reinstating Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

HavanaAfter decades of isolation, the doors of Cuba are flinging open, with nonprofits and social enterprises among those who hope to rediscover the island 90 miles away. Both Cubans and Americans might be well advised to take it slowly.

Rick Cohen | Thursday, 26 February 2015



Increases in Charitable Giving Projected, But Where Will That Money Land?

Debbie DownerThis may come across as more “Debbie Downer”-ing about the post-recession recovery in charitable giving, but, as in the larger economy, it is very likely that the fruits will go primarily to the top 3%—in this case, of nonprofits.

Ruth McCambridge | Wednesday, 25 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.