Rick Cohen | February 19 2015
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.
Rick Cohen | December 30 2013
As NPQ looks back, it wonders at the sheer mass of important policy decisions affecting your work that was taken up over the course of 2013. Through it all, NPQ’s national correspondent, Rick Cohen, was examining the documents, researching the actors, and bringing his analytical eye to the trajectory of the discussion and potential implications. Where else can you get this kind of analysis meant specifically for the nonprofit and philanthropic sector?
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Progressives tend to be conflicted about social enterprise and broader issues of corporate social responsibility. The Cohen Report pulls the issues apart in this review of two social enterprise-focused conferences from earlier this year.
When a nonprofit is criticized by House Republicans as “left-wing community organizers,” our antenna goes up to sense an over-the-top attack. NeighborWorks America, the most unlikely “left-wing” group you’ll ever meet, got slapped with that epithet as part of an agenda to defund community-based housing counseling nonprofits.
In this edition of the Cohen Report, Rick talks with the Nebraska Community Foundation’s Jeff Yost in a wide-ranging conversation about everything from rural community building to approaches to rural philanthropy from the perspective of a community foundation that thinks like a community developer.
On the 50th anniversary of the historic “Bloody Sunday” event in Selma, there’s still a fight around voting rights and related issues of racial discrimination and inequity. Judith Browne Dianis of the Advancement Project explains what is similar, what has changed, and where this nation has to go to rectify racial injustices in voting and more.
Exponent Philanthropy’s 2015 Foundation Operations and Management Report offers important insights into the world of foundations with only a handful of professional staff—or none at all.
After 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.
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