May 28, 2015

Policy / Social Context

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


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


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


Policy / Social Context

A Twitter’s-Eye View of President Obama’s Poverty Summit

BirdsTweets from President Obama’s Poverty Summit at Georgetown University last week may signal specific areas of attention for nonprofits and foundations. 

Rick Cohen | Tuesday, 19 May 2015



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


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.