Recreating Leadership: 2012

Recreating Leadership: 2012 [Print Issue]
Recreating Leadership: 2012 [Print Issue]
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Recreating Leadership: 2012: Volume 19, Issue 1: Spring 2012

Table of Contents:


3 Welcome

4 The Nonprofit Ethicist: The Ethicist weighs in on clashing interests, divided loyalties, and heavy-handed foundation behavior. by Woods Bowman

6 Web-Enabled Protests Are Producing a New Breed of Leaders—Us : As Internet-driven movements proliferate and gather momentum, it may well be that iconic leader-centric movements are becoming a thing of the past. by Brian Fung, MSc

12 Embedded in Chaos: Journalism in 2012—A Conversation with Joel Simon: Journalism is being transformed by technology and social media, allowing individuals to engage in journalism, whether or not they are affiliated with any media organization. So how do we protect these central actors in an informed democracy?

20 Leaning into Discomfort: Real leadership often means “leaning into discomfort.” In this article three leaders weigh in on the risks and the courage that it takes to “walk the talk.” by the editors, in partnership with Robin Katcher, managing director of Management Assistance Group, and Jeanne Bell, CEO of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

26 Blowing the Whistle: A Conversation with Louis Clark: The president of the Government Accountability Project discusses whistleblowing as an act of individual bravery and leadership, as well as how nonprofits working in the field where the exposé has occurred can help.

36 The General Assembly: By now we’ve all heard of the OWS General Assembly. But how does it really function? by Writers for the 99%

40 The Courage of Persistence: An activist who has been on the front lines of the battle for economic justice for decades describes his pleased interaction with Occupy Wall Street. by Steve Schnapp, MSW


44 Dr. Conflict: When a new boss has the entire organization walking on eggshells, a staff member begins to dread going in to the office. by Mark Light, MBA, PhD

46 From Small to Scale: Three Trade-offs for Smaller Nonprofits Trying to Get Big: How does a small to midsize nonprofit looking to expand fuel its growth? The answer lies in its organizational adaptability and big-picture approach to funding. by Peter Kim, Suzanne Tollerud, and Gail Perreault

53 Tunnel Vision: Why Is the Nonprofit Public Policy Agenda So Limited?: Has the nonprofit sector lost its way in terms of the policy issues on which it has chosen to focus? Four experts discuss. by Rick Cohen

57 Point/Counterpoint: Is Philanthropy Engaging in Magical Thinking?: The Hudson Institute’s Bill Schambra and the Wallace Foundation’s Will Miller debate the value of strategy and metrics in the practice of philanthropy. by Bill Schambra and Will Miller

62 Enhance Attrition or Thank and Release? Firing Lousy Board Members: The author outlines the six steps to firing nonperforming board members. by Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE