A Community Fights Back: A Merger in Humboldt County

NPQ is running this article to highlight the problems that may occur when national nonprofit federations consolidate their local chapter structures. The issue has come up recently in congressional questions related to the Red Cross’s performance and the effects of its downsizing. Some of those questions have focused on their ability to serve more rural areas well. NPQ would welcome reader input on this issue. Are these dynamics familiar to you? Tell us about it.

Driving Social Change

How do societies create the breakthroughs needed for a more just, tolerant, healthy, educated, and equitable world? How do they challenge the prevailing wisdom without losing hope? How do they enact lasting change and protect it from the inevitable backlash?