Recent research indicates that there has been little to no progress towards the goal of remaking nonprofit boards to be more racially inclusive—and more inclusive in general—so NPQ and BoardSource will be launching a project this year that needs your participation.
This report from the Australian civil sector should resonate among US nonprofits. Nonprofits serve an essential role in a healthy democracy as vehicles for voice in marginalized communities. And if you think our democracy has some flaws, perhaps it is time to reconsider your nonprofit’s advocacy agenda.
Trauma intervention programs build partnerships that are helping American Indian communities to heal, notes a child psychologist in Scientific American. But true healing requires US acknowledgement of the reality of historical trauma and oppression from colonialism.
Former Washington DC Mayor Anthony Williams suggests one way to have a more socially conscious philanthropy is for elected city officials to take change and strategically guide foundation largesse. Is this a good idea, or an appallingly bad one?
At NPQ, we do not issue calls for action very often. But the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” now under consideration by the US Senate merits attention. This open letter to nonprofits, written by Tom Delaney from the National Council of Nonprofits, lays out what is at stake. Please take the time to phone your senator and make your voice heard.
The argument here is that since journalism nonprofits were once vetted based on their educational value, and O’Keefe’s tactics make him less than an honest educator of the public, Veritas should be stripped of its nonprofit status. But expecting any action from the IRS at this time is a fool’s dream.
Eighty percent of the world’s cities are “fragile cities,” posing manifold risks to their residents, countries, and regions. Robert Mullah, a security and development specialist, looks at the case of Colombia, which provides an inspiring example of how cities can “design out” fragility and promote resilience.
Long recognized as “mediating structures” nonprofits have a fundamentally American role in helping to organize and educate the population for civic action and engagement, and indeed, to teach individuals the very basic skills of democracy itself.
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