Toward a Theory of Sector Selection

More and more, nonprofits are behaving like businesses and businesses are upholding—or at least claiming to uphold—social values. So how does today’s social entrepreneur decide on which organizational form to take? This article offers a framework built on foundation theory and early conceptual models to help the entrepreneur make an informed decision.

Human Development and Social Change: An Expanded Perspective on the Work of the Nonprofit Sector

The nonprofit sector is fraught with wicked problems: poverty, injustice, and the environmental crises we face are just a few of the areas where, collectively, we are in over our heads. We are continuously bumping up against the edges of our thinking, and as we gather courage, we recognize where our current ways of thinking are ineffective in helping us to resolve the complex challenges.

Money in the Attic and Profiting off Nonprofits

Skimmed money hidden in an attic, a quid pro quo between fundraisers, and a tempting, misdirected donation. The first of four last columns from the Nonprofit Ethicist and our good friend, Woods Bowman.