Failure to Thrive

While many parts of our sector are about responding to crises—food insecurity, homelessness, the opioid epidemic, global warming, etc. – our sector as a whole is potentially on the verge of its own crisis that threatens its survival. 

On the first night of the first class of the Nonprofit Leadership masters program, a student asked a question that I don’t usually get from students, especially this early on.  In fact, it is a question that I usually ask them at about the halfway point in Read more

Equality is My Co-PILOT

Recently, I was interviewed by a reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer doing a story about the possibility of bringing PILOTs – voluntary “payments in lieu of taxes” made by nonprofits to their local government – back to Philadelphia.  PILOTs in general (and resurrecting them after having let a program lapse, in particular), are not unique to Philadelphia.  In fact, I’ve noted in several posts the correlation between the length of our current economic recession and the popularity of PILOTs:  the longer the recession has gone Read more