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The Nonprofit Ethicist
In the competitive marketplace, should you offer higher salaries to retain an eroding staff?
Dancing with Uncertainty: Keeping the Heat and Lights on in the Nonprofit Sector
What have the nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructures accomplished? What is their task? by the editors
Accelerants: The Nonprofit Infrastructure on Fire
If the nonprofit infrastructure didn’t exist, there would be a movement to create it.
One Step Removed: The U.S. Nonprofit Sector and the World
In other countries, the kind of innovation that is vital for the future of U.S. nonprofits abounds. By Geoff Mulgan
Nonprofits: The DNA of Democracy
The nonprofit sector is the doorway through which millions of Americans pursue civic opportunities that are the hallmark of a healthy democracy. By Cynthia M. Gibson
Nonprofits and Philanthropy: Scenario I—An Interview with Kelvin Taketa and Chris Van Bergeijk
Nonprofits and one foundation are working to create a culture of mutual accountability in Hawaii. Can it work? by the editors
Seizing the Day: Opportunity in the Wake of Crisis—An Interview with Lester Salamon
Nonprofits can advance where for-profits fear to tread. By the editors
Nonprofits and Philanthropy: Scenario II—An Interview with Ralph Smith
The relationship between nonprofits and foundation philanthropists was once mutually exclusive, but not anymore. By the editors
An Era of Powerful Possibility
To face the new world order, we must abandon our practices of distrust, fragmentation, and control in favor of true collaboration between nonprofits and funders. By Margaret Wheatley
Obama Campaign Provides Lessons for Nonprofits
Go to school on the Obama campaign. By Paul Schmitz
Substantial Activity: Building Nonprofit Political Heft
The historic achievements of U.S. nonprofits are many, but those in the sector need to ensure that there will be many more to come. By Tim Delaney
The Dialogue Challenge: Nonprofits’ Central Role in the Conversation
Nonprofits need to participate in the dialogue on solutions to social and economic inequality. By James Jennings
Weasels on the March: The Struggle for Charitable Accountability in an Indifferent Sector
Why weasels can’t self-regulate and what should be done about it. By Dean Zerbe
Four Futures
Not all future nonprofit scenarios are rosy. By Paul Light
Infrastructure in Action: Bolstering Nonprofit Community Developers
The nonprofit community development infrastructure provides a compelling example of how infrastructure should work and what happens when it doesn’t. By Rick Cohen
Dr. Conflict
A nonprofit employee’s off time is a sacred space, right? By Mark Light
Watchdog Wanted: Making the Case for Internal Oversight of the Nonprofit Sector
It’s time for an independent nonprofit inspector general. By Scott Harshbarger and Steven Netishen
Hybrid Organizations: More Than Just a New Fuel—An Interview with Steve Dubb
Can hybrid organizations perform better and deliver more than traditional nonprofits? By the editors
The Opportunities and Dilemmas of Technology Support Organizations
It’s not about technology; it’s about what you do with it. By Michael Gilbert
Stoking the Nonprofit Advocacy Engine
Strong advocacy makes for a strong nonprofit sector. By Gita Gulati-Partee
The Research System: A Public Utility on Which All Nonprofits (Should Be Able to) Depend
Accomplishments notwithstanding, the nonprofit research infrastructure needs to move to the next level. By Jon Pratt
In Desperate Times, Bad News Is Good News for Fundraising
In nonprofit politics, the commando approach has it pros and cons. By Phil Anthrop