Color Blind or Just Plain Blind? The Pernicious Nature of Contemporary Racism

As many readers may know, NPQ and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network earlier this month issued a call for papers from young people active in civil society on their thoughts about equity, diversity and inclusion. That call has now closed and we have been overwhelmed by the response, receiving more than 130 submissions. That response sparked our interest in running this classic article again. Over the years, I have found this strain of inquiry very instructive in thinking about why patterns of exclusion in nonprofits that see themselves as liberal or progressive persist.

Welcome to Winter 2005

Welcome to the Nonprofit Quarterly’s first “Best of the Quarterly” issue. This marks NPQ’s sixth anniversary and such a retrospective is well past due. Thanks to our contributors, the NPQ has published some classics that stand the test of time in terms of their usefulness, and which provide a unique new perspective on issues that are critical to you, our readers. We received many more multiple nominations for this issue than we had space to publish. We took some editorial license to provide a range of topics from among those pieces nominated.

The Spiral of Sustainable Excellence

FROM THE ARCHIVE: There are any number of articles about how nonprofit organizations grow and develop over time. This classic by Paul Light, however, is in a class by itself in terms of the way he describes nonprofit development as a nonlinear process that is very much affected by the choices made by leadership.