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Jul/Aug 2003

Issue #130

Enterprising Nonprofits

A growing number of nonprofits are moving away from dependency on government and foundation support and toward the market. We profile Housing Works in New York City, which has launched a series of businesses that now account for 85 percent of its funding. Also, articles on redeveloping brownfields, housing policy, and more.


A Helping Hand

With less foundation money available and dwindling interest on the part of the U.S. government, community-based organizations are finding fewer resources to assist them in start-up, expansion and technology. The […]


City Soil

Think of the typical small derelict vacant urban site. Chances are it is located in a middle- to low-income community where housing needs are great, and the site’s history includes […]


Beyond the Housing Headlines

True, the lowest mortgage rates in more than 40 years have helped lift the homeownership rate to record highs and dampened some of the impact of blistering home price growth […]


The Black Organizer Blues

When I graduated from college armed with little more than a liberal arts degree and a penchant for fomenting campus protests, I moved back home to Central Brooklyn with visions […]

Real Life

The latest variation in “reality” TV shows was announced this summer. Take a couple of privileged young women who are more familiar with charity balls and fashion shows and drop […]

Shelter Shorts

Shelter Shorts

WAKE UP!! HUD Secretary Mel Martinez got a wake-up call from National People’s Action (NPA) at his home on Sunday, June 1st. NPA and 1,100 grassroots community leaders gathered at […]


Nonprofit Partnerships With Corporations

While there is often a fundamental difference in values held by social change organizations and corporations, creating alliances with corporations does not mean selling out. It can be done with […]

Organizing Strategy

Listen To Me

When Dolores Shaw first got involved with the Eastern Pennsylvania Organizing Project (EPOP) eight years ago, she had two children entering school and a lot of frustrations. “The students [in […]

Community Control Without Tears

Organizing for Community Controlled Development: Renewing Civil Society, by Patricia Watkins Murphy and James V. Cunningham. Sage Publications. 2003. 360 pp. $42.95 (paperback). Reading Organizing for Community Controlled Development is […]


Foundation Fury

Private foundations are roiled, agitated and mobilized about a tiny provision of the Charitable Giving Act of 2003. Section 105 of HR 7 would do two things. It would reduce […]