Weekend Link Roundup (August 21 - 22, 2010)
August 22, 2010
According to a survey by USA Today and the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Walmart was the nation's biggest corporate donor in 2009. "But at what cost to...the communities where all the Walmart products are made?" asks Nonprofit Board Crisis blogger Mike Burns in a recent post.
As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, the Greater New Orleans Foundation shares the stories of five nonprofit leaders who have "marshaled armies of volunteers to help rebuild the fabric of [the] city."
In response to a Fox 5 News segment about Generation Y, Rosetta Thurman, who was interviewed for the clip along with Mobilize.org's Maya Enista, highlights some of the problems with the too-common media tactic of pitting older generations against Millennials.
On the Black Gives Back blog, Tracey Webb announces the launch of Nonprofit Insider, a new blog sponsored by the BlackEnterpise.com site that's "geared towards those who work for, donate to, and run nonprofit organizations." In the first post, Webb shares four tips for starting a nonprofit.
In a recent post on the Harvard Business Review blog, Uncharitable author Dan Pallotta urges his readers to "rethink what it means to work and to be productive."
On the Center for Effective Philanthropy blog, Phil Buchanan defends the use of the term "nonprofit" to describe the work of our sector. Buchanan further suggests that people "spend less time debating semantics and more time focusing on making the organizations in our sector -- whatever we call them -- as effective as they can be."
It hasn't been a good couple of weeks for the Corporation for National and Community Service's Social Innovation Fund (SIF). A week or so after the fund announced one- and two-year grants totaling $49.2 million to eleven intermediaries working to "address urgent needs in three key issue areas -- economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development and school support," the Nonprofit Quarterly
On the Case Foundation blog, Joshua Tabb, a project coordinator at the foundation, identifies three practices that helped catalyze the Web 2.0 revolution in hopes that the tenets behind the "techvolution" in information sharing and communications can be translated from the online world to ossified offline industries.
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-- Regina Mahone and Mitch Nauffts