Harnessing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to Empower U.S. Communities of Color

In 2015, the United Nations enacted “sustainable development goals” as part of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, defined as “development that promotes prosperity and economic opportunity, greater social well-being, and protection of the environment…[offering] the best path forward for improving the lives of people everywhere.” “Everywhere” includes the United States, which is more in need of the benefits of SDGs than most residents realize.

What Drives My Education Work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Readers know that NPQ is both skeptical about some of the investments in education made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and concerned about the rapid spread of charter schools. Here, an educator who works for the Gates Foundation describes his reasoning in helping to advance that agenda.

A Nonprofit Response to Democracy’s Challenge

Voices from the Field:
Nonprofit VOTE believes that typical voter registration and get-out-the-vote initiatives aren’t enough to make the voting public look enough like the public at large. Equipping nonprofits to engage in nonpartisan outreach with their clients is Nonprofit VOTE’s strategy to encourage underrepresented voters to go to the polls.

Transform the Poverty Industry: Stop States Pocketing Aid via Contractors

States are looking for money wherever they can find it, even if that means taking funds from children and the poor with the assistance of for-profit contractors. In this “Voices from the Field,” an advocate makes a passionate plea for state governments to stop harming vulnerable people by looting programs like Medicaid and foster care.