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Book: Simple Acts to Change the World

Note from Beth:  As we head into the holiday season and year-end giving,  I invited Amy Neumann to share some thoughts about giving and her new book, “Simple Acts to Change the World.”

Guest Post: Giving the Gift of Giving by Amy Neumann

“Nothing else in life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.” — James Russell Miller

Is there any feeling quite like the smile someone gives you when you just did even a small kindness? … Read More

Book: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society, Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, has just released a new book called “Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.” The book is a big milestone, a delivery of almost twenty years of research, teaching, and inquiry into the ethical, political, and economic dimensions of philanthropy.… Read More

Ten Books for Every Nonprofit Professional’s Reading List

I travel a lot for work which means I spend many hours on airplanes. If nothing else, it is a good opportunity to catch up on reading. Here’s ten books that nonprofit colleagues and authors have shared with me in the last few months and I wanted to share them with you.… Read More

Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

In light of the recent high profile suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain,  Vu Le wrote an excellent piece on what nonprofits need to know about mental illness.  One of the points he brings up is the importance of creating an environment where life/work balance flourish. … Read More

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons is a collection of 137 case studies and policies in 11 categories how self-organized, democratic, and people-powered policies and initiatives can help solve some of the most thorny problems we face around the world in urban areas.… Read More