Dog Days: the period between July and September when heat and stagnation hit. It’s also just about when you’ ll page through this magazine for the first time. But we know that many nonprofits will suffer from not only the heat of the season but also the heat of the “kitchen,” so to speak, as they look at their midyear budgets and their plans amid a weak economy. This issue’s cover depicts a position we all might find enviable: in a choice paradise like the featured Labrador surrounded by tennis balls. In this issue, we’ve addressed a host of concerns to help get you—if not to the heavenly tennis balls—at least to a place where your organization can grasp its situation and continue its vital work more effectively.
Welcome to the Fall 2007 issue of the Nonprofit Quarterly. It is full of interesting organizational stories and case studies brimming with drama, suspense, twists and turns—you know, the daily stuff of nonprofit life. We’ve all heard them, the stories of nonprofit organizations that folded unexpectedly, merged with an unlikely partner, faced board turmoil, or achieved unprecedented success.
One of the nation’s leading federated organizations is in the midst of a massive transformation effort that they hope will enable it to serve girls more effectively while making it competitive in its market.