May 12, 2010; Source: Dallas Morning News | This account is by a man who, when his mother was murdered, decided to organize. His choice of a response was to join a nonprofit made up of people who have family members who have been murdered—in order to fight the death penalty. It is these kinds of stories—about taking personal and collective action on strong moral conviction—that make our democracy vibrant and that, as Bill Schambra so eloquently stated in his article, is the essence of what our sector is and does.—Ruth McCambridge
About The Author
Ruth is the founder and Editor Emerita of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.