Derek Barker, in The Kettering Foundation’s most recent quarterly Review, calls this shift “the colonization of civil society.” He raises alarms about how nonprofits and philanthropies look today
“The map is not the territory.” That’s what Don Fletcher always insisted. Don wasn’t a cartographer adept at surveying and mapmaking. He co-founded Coro, the public affairs leadership training
Does it help or hurt when leaders of community organizations plead poverty or publicize that they are “struggling” to make ends meet?
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A conservative elected official referred rather pointedly the other day to the world of business and commerce as "the productive sector."Naturally, I
On Wednesday December 8, social entrepreneur Peter Bloch impressed a group of Community Partners' staff and guests with a riveting summary of his recent work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Passionate
Reports keep coming out about the state of the nonprofit sector in the face of epic economic recession. The latest arrives from the UCLA Center for Civil Society. The stark facts point out a 25-40
How do you ground yourself as you prepare for important encounters, negotiations, and opportunities to advance your cause? Anthony Amsterdam, a Stanford University law professor, requires all of
Brendan Brown interned for two summers as a college student at Community Partners. A few days ago, the Peace Corps offered him one of its coveted slots. Starting next February, Latin America will
You’ve got to love lawyers. They can keep things orderly and aboveboard, helping to head off problems with sound insight about staying on the right side of the law. They can also overreach.