Last week, President Trump indicated that he may wish to cancel Puerto Rico’s debt and is considering the permanent suspension of the Jones Act—both demands made by activists, organizers, elected officials, and community-based organizations.
Mass shootings, by disrupting our sense of safety, can sow wariness and mistrust of our fellow human beings. Yet social trust is the bedrock of any strong notion of a highly functioning civil society. One way of thinking of our sector’s role is that we are in the social trust building business. In today’s climate, our work is cut out for us.
As the Trump era evolves, some more established Jewish organizations have joined their millennial counterparts, protesting within this period of exceptional political rawness. What are the organizational threats?
Music festivals with an activist purpose are on the rise again. It is good to see the balancing of the hard work of social change with the pleasures necessary to sustain us. Bringing them both together is something we can get behind.
This classic but very timely article from Cynthia Gibson reminds us all that at the core of nonprofit purpose is is grassroots base-building and engagement, especially when it comes to policy advocacy and movement building.
In an environment full of uncertainty, where significant advances can best be made through networks and partnership, leadership demands a higher level of self-awareness. Here, the great Meg Wheatley walks us through some practical questions nonprofit leaders should keep top of mind as we face the tumult.