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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...

Bootstrap Philanthropy

Nonprofit organizations are increasingly turning entrepreneurial, not only to generate revenue to support their core mission activities but to obtain a measure of independence...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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). ...

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...