February 27, 2015

The Cohen Report


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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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Havana Dreams: Nonprofits and the Realities of Reinstating Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

HavanaAfter decades of isolation, the doors of Cuba are flinging open, with nonprofits and social enterprises among those who hope to rediscover the island 90 miles away. Both Cubans and Americans might be well advised to take it slowly.

Philanthropic Activism on the Ferguson Commission: An Interview with The Deaconess Foundation’s Starsky Wilson


Since November, Rev. Wilson has worn three hats—UCC minister, CEO of the Deaconess Foundation, and co-chair of the Ferguson Commission. But his activism extends far beyond those roles.

The 2016 Federal Budget: What Nonprofits Should Know

ObamaNPQ provides a review of what in Obama’s proposed budget will affect your work and needs your attention and advocacy.

Political Poverty-phobia and the Future of Community Action: An Interview with Denise Harlow

HarlowCommunity action agencies, over 1,000 of them with roots in America’s War on Poverty, have to address the nation’s political leadership that is reluctant to talk about, much less act on poverty today. That’s what Denise Harlow faces as she takes the helm of their trade association, the Community Action Partnership.

7 Key Nonprofit Themes in the State of the Union 2015

ObamaIn his one-hour State of the Union, President Obama offered some important policy proposals on tax reform and jobs and skipped other issues. The combination should be a template for mobilization and action by the nonprofit sector.

Nonprofits and Cuba: Past and Future

Cuba policyNonprofits have doggedly laid the groundwork for normalization with Cuba for many decades. What must happen next?