Renewal - Spring 2010 [Digital Issue]
Renewal - Spring 2010 [Digital Issue]
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Renewal: Volume 17, Issue 1: Spring 2010

Table of Contents:

F e a t u r e s

2 Welcome

4 The Nonprofit Ethicist: An employee questions her organization’s fuzzy math. by Woods Bowman

6 When a Donor Becomes Tainted: When a donor becomes embroiled in scandal, how should a nonprofit respond? by Paul Dunn, Ph.D.

14 Visual Rhetoric: The Powerful Design of Nonprofit Campaigns— An Interview with Peleg Top and Jonathan Cleveland: How can powerful marketing strengthen an organization’s impact? by the editors

22 The Four Horsemen of the Nonprofit Financial Apocalypse: What “preexisting conditions” may have weakened your organization going into the recession, and what to do about it now? by Clara Miller

30 The Problem of Solo Civic Engagement: An Interview with Doug McAdam: Does Teach for America produce more civic engagement from its graduates? by Cynthia Gibson, Ph.D.

38 The State of the States: The states are still neck deep in economic crisis, and the federal stimulus money will soon run out. by Rick Cohen

40 The Way We Write Is All Wrong: Fixing the Broken Discourse of Fundraising: Fundraising tactics suffer from a serious disconnect between theory and practice. by Frank C. Dickerson, Ph.D.

S p e c i a l S u p p l e m e n t

47 NPQ’s 2010 National Nonprofit Management Education Directory

D e p a r t m e n t s

56 Dr. Conflict: Dr. Conflict guides an employee on a major human-resources mess. by Mark Light

58 Nonprofits and Metaphors: Using Language to Create Better Outcomes: Our use of certain metaphors to understand the financial crisis may doom already-weak nonprofits. by Scott Anderson

S a t i r e

64 Fifteen Questions to Certify That You Are a Social Innovator: How high do you rank as a social innovator? Take this fun quiz to find out. by Phil Anthrop