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A Spark of Light in Texas

November 16, 2009

Last month I had the opportunity to participate in a remarkable event—President Barack Obama joined President George H.W.

Beyond Dogma

November 16, 2009

I appreciate the responses to my blogs on the Intrepid Philanthropist site last week. I think my favorite line was this, from Laura Deato

Undermining Ourselves

November 12, 2009

In subtle ways, those of us in the nonprofit sector contribute to the lack of appreciation for its strength when we act as though every good idea came from outside it and simply import the language

Technical difficulties no more

November 12, 2009

Our crack team of computer experts has solved yesterday's comments problem. Comment away, everyone!

Technical difficulties

November 11, 2009

We're having trouble getting the comments function of the blog to work properly, which is, unfortunately, frustrating Phil's many eager commenters. To everyone who's annoyed because they've been unable to toss a bouquet or hurl a brickbat—please accept our sincere apologies. We working as fast as we can to fix the problem, and soon you'll get your chance to add to the conversation.

The Attack from Within

November 11, 2009

Yesterday, I argued that the nonprofit sector is under attack and discussed the critiques of those on the outside who promise that “business” and “market” thinking is the secret to greater effectiv

The Attack on Philanthropy

November 10, 2009

American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector it supports are under attack. The attack comes both from outside the boundaries of the sector and from within it.

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