4 Ways to Safely Celebrate Independence Day This Year

Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸It's that time of year again where we celebrate the birth of our country. Except this year, things are a little different — and in more ways than one. Reopening states have been put on pause as COVID-19 cases have surged. That’s why it’s more important than ever to wear a…

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Housing Justice amid COVID-19: A Roundtable Discussion

  The COVID pandemic has highlighted just how much our entire housing system is dependent on rent—rent that many people couldn’t afford even before the pandemic. But a housing justice movement has also gained ground. We’ve seen a national movement arise—and unprecedented housing policy breakthroughs. For this webinar, NPQ partnered with Shelterforce—a nonprofit publication that has been…

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How Advocacy Fits Into Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Strategy

Nonprofit advocacy campaigns are becoming increasingly popular to help advance the mission of organizations. However, many organizations are under the impression that they must divide their attention between their advocacy campaigns and their fundraising efforts. In this case, many decide to ignore advocacy altogether.  However, they don’t need to be separate entities! Nonprofit advocacy can…

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What do we know about nonprofit collaboration? A systematic review of the literature

Abstract This systematic literature review reports on the content of past empirical studies of nonprofit collaboration within and across the sectors, published between 1972 and 2015 (n = 657). An analysis of these articles reveals four major themes: diverse but “siloed” data; imbalance in research coverage; the dominance of “big four” organization theories; and limited…

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How to Ensure Medical Devices Help Communities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (Blog)

By Marym Mohammady, Erin Ross, Bernard Olayo & Dickson Otiangala Governments, foundations, and social enterprises that want to ramp up the production and distribution of medical equipment in response to COVID-19 and other ongoing threats need to assess the process holistically or risk overpromising and underdelivering on important aid for low- and middle-income countries. Part…

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The Kalkbreite: Participative housing planning in Zurich

As housing affordability diminishes in large cities and inexpensive living space becomes scarce, the cooperative model is resurging in popularity. Housing cooperatives have a long tradition in Switzerland and make up 18 percent of all apartments in Zurich, the largest Swiss city. In the Zurich model, the municipality owns the land and grants a long-term…

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Job strain in nonprofit human service agencies: Job demands and job control’s additive effects, and goal‐related feedback’s mediating role

Abstract Few quantitative studies in the nonprofit literature have examined job demands’ strain‐inducing impact. The classic demand‐control (DC) model predicts a positive main effect for job demands and a negative main effect for job control on job strain, respectively. However, four decades of DC model studies have uncovered modest support for this additive model. As…

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Minnesota Disability Service Nonprofits Seek to Stave Off Collapse

“Minneapolis Road to Freedom,” TransGuyJay June 25, 2020; Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) In a recent legislative hearing, leaders of Minnesota’s day programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) had a dire message: They are running out of cash and may not survive through the summer without emergency assistance. The programs are seeking a…

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