NPQ’s Week in Review
Good Morning! At NPQ, the news moves us—and what moves us is what moves you. Our latest Week in Review highlights what our readers bring to us in the form of tweets, comments, contributed articles, and newswires.
But first take look at what you might have missed last week as some of the major news stories covered in NPQ.
- CHARITABLE DEDUCTION: As President Obama contemplates a change in itemized deductions that might affect the charitable deduction, a debate has opened up throughout the nonprofit sector about what the charitable deduction is worth and whether nonprofits and society might be better off with a reduced deduction—or no deduction whatsoever.
- ELECTIONS: It’s that time of the four-year cycle when presidential candidates tromp through Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina trolling for votes, helped by the emerging array of nonprofit political campaign vehicles, some of which may be edging a bit too close to the boundaries of what is legal for 501(c)(3) charities and churches.
- IT’S STILL THE ECONOMY, STUPID: Supposedly the economy is on an upswing, but tell that to nonprofits like the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh which was created during the height of the recession, battered by an economy that never fully recovered, and now faces an uncertain future exacerbated by much more uncertain revenues.
And much, much more.
Readers Pick. Hottest hitting article OF THE WEEK.
On Monday NPQ received a draft article from Jinna Halperin about the sometimes painful gap between the mission intentions and the workplace cultures of nonprofits with which she has been involved. We edited “Workplace Culture: Why it Matters so Much to Us” on Tuesday and it ran on Wednesday as part of our “Voices from the Field” series, and by Thursday it was far and away the most read article of the week, attracting readers, to judge from the comments, on a global basis. This article resonated because Jinna put words to our all too common experiences. But in doing so she raises the dissonance for us each to consider and address. We thank her for her honesty.
Conversations OF THE WEEK.