Moore DM Group Picks Gretchen Littlefield As CEO

DM Group has again hired away a leader from a leading firm in the nonprofit direct response industry. Gretchen Littlefield, president of Infogroup Media Solutions, is going to the Tulsa, Okla.-based firm as chief executive officer. Company founder Jim Moore will continue as chairman focusing on acquisitions and strategic growth. Geoffrey W. Peters will move…

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Putting “Privilege” in Perspective

The word “privilege” has been thrown around a lot lately. But does this kind of widespread use of privilege (and the call-out culture that rains shame on those accused) diminish the power of the word and negatively affect the causes of social justice? Privilege is defined as “the principle or condition of enjoying special rights…

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Just What the Doctor Ordered (Literally): A Trip to the Art Museum

“Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal,” Daryl Mitchell March 21, 2019; Hyperallergic As art therapist Stephen Legari notes, there’s nothing new about the connection between art and health, or the use of art as part of the healing process for physical and emotional health issues. What is new, however, is the concept of delivering art therapy…

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Colorado Says It Wants to Be the “Delaware” of Employee Ownership

March 22, 2019; Denver Post Democratic Colorado Governor Jared Polis “is taking action on one of his top economic development priorities—promoting employee ownership of businesses and companies in the state,” reports Aldo Svaldi in the Denver Post. Polis, Svaldi notes, when he was in the US House of Representatives, was a member of the Cooperative…

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GMU Takes Koch Grant in the Midst of Reviewing Grant Acceptance Policies

“George Mason,” Marc Bonica March 21, 2019; Washington Post George Mason University (GMU), a public research university in Virginia located near Washington, DC, accepted another large gift from the Charles Koch Foundation last week Thursday. The university is supposedly in the middle of reviewing its gift policies in the wake of questions about donor influence,…

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