May 22, 2015


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  • The Challenges of New Nonprofits

    Non profitAs organizational theorists have described it, an organization’s risk of dying is highest at the point of its founding and decreases with age. So it is essential for new ...

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Political Grandstanding Overwhelms Reason at Judiciary Committee Hearing on Policing

RacismNine months after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and more than three years after the killing of Trayvon Martin, the House of Representatives finally held a committee hearing on the deteriorating relations between police departments and black communities. Based on the grandstanding that ensued in the hearing, no progress whatsoever was made.

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From the Rearview Mirror

RuthAt NPQ we’ve been thinking a lot about generational issues and emerging leadership, and the following is some communication from the elder side. . . .

A Twitter’s-Eye View of President Obama’s Poverty Summit

BirdsTweets from President Obama’s Poverty Summit at Georgetown University last week may signal specific areas of attention for nonprofits and foundations. 

NPQ’s Comment Roundup: On Younger Leaders, from the Perspective of Older Leaders


hanging-word-ballonsWe see NPQ as a collective endeavor, a place to learn about and work out analyses of the complexities of the work we do. That necessarily involves conflict and contradiction and people contributing knowledge that comes from various disciplines, experiences, and perspectives. We wanted to use this space to invite you to participate by introducing you to the comments. Make one yourself today!

A Retiring Nonprofit Exec Speaks Out on the So-Called “Leadership Gap”

Gaps in leadershipOver the last several years, researchers and pundits have predicted that the generational shift in leadership as baby boomers retire or semi-retire will lead to a leadership gap. Cause for alarm? Don’t think so.