Welcome to Spring 2005

Welcome to the Spring 2005 issue. This issue’s feature section was fun to put together and, we hope, will be just as much fun for you to read. We think of it as Nonprofits: the Reality Show, because it takes real life stories of six organizations and presents them as snapshots in time—warts and all—although names have been changed to protect the innocent. Each story is accompanied by commentaries by people who have had occasion to look at a lot of nonprofits in their time. Many have also led nonprofit organizations themselves, so they understand the humbling depth of practical and emotional content in each story.

The Bush Budget Disaster

According to Cohen, “What we have all worried about has come to pass . . . the Bush Administration is actively substituting charity and philanthropy for government programs and government funding.”