The trinity of transparency, accountability and efficiency are also at play in the world of public health. In the book Governing Global Health by Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar, that I am reading now, this theme comes up time and again. They both argue that among the various organizations that they have studied in the… Continue reading The trinity of nonprofit sector: Time to revisit some assumptions?
Last weekend, I attended a conference / brainstorm hosted by the American University, in partnership with the Urban Institute. Titled ‘Nonprofit Panel Data Symposium,’ the two day event attracted some of the top brains in the country, working in the nonprofit/ civil society sector. As a young scholar who is interested in the sector and… Continue reading Do we need accurate data about Nonprofits in the US ?
Are nonprofit organizations redundant? Can the for-profit sector solve all our problems and usher in a world where poverty, disease and deprivation are things of the past? I read an article on the Forbes website yesterday that argued for dismantling of the nonprofit sector. This piece by Mr. Freedman sought to show, using two… Continue reading Do we really need nonprofits in America? : Five arguments for the sector’s existence
I left Hartford, CT on Saturday after three grueling days of intense thinking and engagement at the 42nd Annual Association for Research on Non-profit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the Mecca for nonprofit theorists and practitioners. For over four decades the organization has been the meeting ground for anyone interested and engaged in this sphere.… Continue reading Not everything that can be Counted Counts, and Not Everything that Counts can be Counted: Notes from ARNOVA, 2013
Nonprofit outlook : Where’s the light at the end of the tunnel ? Is there a new normal for nonprofits ? What is the role of government in regulating and working with non-profits ? What does a movement such as Anti-wall Street represent to us as a society ? These and other questions formed part… Continue reading Nonprofit outlook : Where’s the light at the end of the tunnel ?