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[ad_1]   The following is a transcript of the video above, from our November 16, 2022, roundtable, “Building a Movement for the Common Good.” Todd Wolfson: I think the first strategy for us was to step back and actually think about the whole working community at Rutgers. Rutgers is a big university with about 30,000...
[ad_1] Image Credit: Amy Shamblen As a consultant focused on participatory grantmaking, I have been thrilled to see growing interest in community-led grantmaking practices. At the same time, I have been disheartened to see common misconceptions spread throughout the sector, such as that participatory grantmaking is new or unproven. I’ve also seen philanthropists dismiss participatory...
[ad_1] Image Credit: : Clem Onojeghuo on unsplash.com The cultural sector is seeking alternatives to business-as-usual. This article introduces a new series, titled “Remember the Future: Culture and Systems Change,” co-produced by Art.coop and NPQ. In this series, queer, trans, and BIPOC artists and cultural bearers reflect upon the unique role that culture has played and...
[ad_1] Image Credit: Armand Khoury on unsplash.com How can nonprofits help immigrants build community wealth? There are many answers to this question, but in Lynn, MA, our two organizations decided last year to try an experiment. Instead of creating an expensive, new staff-driven program, might it be possible, at very low cost, to expand an...
[ad_1] Image Credit: Michael Mims on unsplash.com In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States engaged in an innovative policy experiment: for one year, the federal government expanded the existing child tax credit—making it available to families with little or no earnings, increasing the credit amount, and providing monthly payments instead of an annual...
[ad_1] Editor’s note: In Stolen Wealth, Hidden Power: The Case for Reparations for Mass Incarceration (2022), sociologist Tasseli McKay offers a “cradle-to-grave accounting” of mass incarceration’s harms by tallying its social and economic costs. McKay finds that “the damages that can be reasonably estimated from current evidence total a staggering $13.19 trillion”—a figure comparable to...
[ad_1] Image Credit: Julian Armstrong A young Native Hawaiian farmer shows up to work every day to cultivate indigenous crops using traditional and contemporary methods to feed his island home community. The best part of going to work, he says, is the view. Each day, he farms within the embrace of the Olomana mountain peak’s...
[ad_1] This article is part of Climate Justice Organizing for Belonging, a series co-produced with NPQ and Mothers Out Front.The key question guiding this organizational shift—and this series—is: what does successful organizing look like for the most impacted when resources fully support them? Since its inception in 2013, the organization I have the honor of leading—Mothers...
[ad_1] “IN THE MOMENT” BY EKOW BREW/WWW.EKOWBREW.COM Editors’ note: This article is from NPQ‘s winter 2022 issue, “New Narratives for Health.” Click here to download this article as it appears in the magazine, with accompanying artwork. Approximately one hundred million people in the United States, or 41 percent of all US adults, currently have healthcare/medical debt,...
[ad_1] The following is a transcript of the video above, from our November 16, 2022, roundtable, “Building a Movement for the Common Good.” Ramón Cruz: For Sierra Club, it was very transformative, if you will, when we adopted some years ago, what is called the Jemez principles for democratic organizing as our methodology for organizing....
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