Apr 6, 2020

In this Time of Crisis, Our Sector Shows It’s Essential

A little over a year ago, I wrote, "I cannot help but believe that nonprofits, philanthropy, and government can harness all our good work as a major force to help bridge this divisiveness and advance the country through the twenty-first century." The outbreak of COVID-19 is beginning to show just how true a statement that is.
Mar 20, 2020

We Must Replace Job with Basic Income as Our Sector’s Primary Measure

Crises reveal vulnerabilities in societies more than anything else. The outbreak of COVID-19 is already uncovering just how wrongheaded the United States has been about what […]
Mar 9, 2020

Outcomes, Indicators, and Targets, Oh My!

In 2002, 30 percent of fourth-grade students in the United States were reading at or above proficiency levels. Seventeen years later, in 2019, that number had […]
Feb 17, 2020

A Confederacy of Dysfunctions

A system rife with dysfunctions that prevent us from making the kind of population-level change and reduction in disparities we desperately want to achieve ...
May 13, 2019

Not Doing For, But Doing With

Recently, I had a discussion with Susannah Morgan, the CEO at Oregon Food Bank. Susannah's in her twenty-third year in and around food banking, twenty of which have been in leadership roles.
Mar 25, 2019

To What End? Part 1

For the past year, Ive been asking people from all walks of life what success looks like. Ive done this because, from my vantage point, it seems reaching just a basic level of success is becoming more