Moving Date: Boston, the Barr Foundation, and Jim Canales—On the Occasion of a Foundation Leadership Transition
If nonprofit leaders had the chance to orient the incoming president of a prominent local foundation, what might they say?
A nursing home worker is fired after “venting” on Facebook that he would like not only to neglect, but abuse patients. Is that grounds for termination?
Every now and again I see something happen in this sector that reminds me why I love it. I have discussed previously the fact that I think nonprofits have strategic advantages over other forms of organization, and one of these is the ability to engage volunteers in collective, heartfelt efforts.
Cooperatives are much under-recognized in the U.S. as social enterprises, but this story about a cleaning cooperative owned by 15 low-income women makes it clear why we should pay a lot more attention.
This story not only addresses the danger that can be posed by a large grant that’s not fully vetted, but it also puts forward a process used by NeighborWorks America to prevent that harm.
The United Way of the Greater Triangle in North Carolina is offering a $50,000 grant to the person or organization with the best idea for reducing childhood hunger.