Huge Boston Rally a Victory for Free Speech

“Silence is Violence.” Credit: Tim Pierce August 19, 2017; National Public Radio, “The Two-Way” Sometimes, the framing of social issues in the media can make you imagine that things are other than they are. There was a lot of confusion around the rally on Boston Common on Saturday. Scheduled since June, the stated intent of…

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Small Business Succession: Nonprofit Sees Opportunity to Transition to Worker-owned Local Enterprise

“A hardware store in Maine.” Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture. August 19, 2017; Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) In North Carolina, The Industrial Commons is pushing for existing businesses where owners are seeking to sell to give themselves over to cooperative worker ownership. Readers may recall any number of stories we’ve published about such efforts around…

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One More Expensive (for Nonprofits) United Way Identity Crisis

By Gryffindor (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons August 18, 2017; Twin Cities Business Last week, NPQ covered the steady decline in the annual campaign of United Way of the Midlands in Omaha and their accompanying discussion of a concurrent change in their purpose. They say that their “reform-minded board tried…

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