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Good News About Smart Giving
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 9:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh A Path Appears. Knopf Publishing.  IT’S EASY to lose heart when tackling the painful challenges w ...

Go Long, for Life
Originally Posted: 11/15/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

Fear of failure keeps you in the short game, and ironically this often becomes a predictor of failure. Growing up I played a lot of football. In my neighborhood there was a const ...

Holy Angst: Holding Up a Mirror to Ourselves
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

That is the basic purpose of the study: to step back and see how we measure up as a faith-based sector with regard to the larger social goal of working toward gender parity within all of our organizations and ...

'Change the World of Some:' Thoughts from The 2013 Justice Conference
Originally Posted: 01/28/2014 - 1:08am | Type: Blog

While everyone was blowing up the Twittersphere decrying the injustices of the Oscars, as movies like Argo walked away with Best Picture honors, I was sitting in a Philadelphia hotel lobby trying to chew on ev ...

Our Endorsement for President
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 4:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice The constraints on political engagement by nonprofits can be frustrating for those committed to social change. ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 29, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/29/2012 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

REUTERS: GDP Revised Up To 3 Percent In Fourth-Quarter The economy grew a bit faster than initially thought in the fourth quarter on slightly firmer consumer and business spending, which could help to allay fears of a sharp slowdown in growth in e ...

Nonprofits Oppose Obama's Charitable Deduction Changes
Originally Posted: 02/20/2012 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

For the fourth year in a row, President Obama is proposing lower tax deductions for the wealthy on donations to churches and other nonprofit organizations. And for the fourth year in a row, nonprofit groups sa ...

The Works of the Flesh and the Debt Ceiling Deal
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

In Galatians 5:19-20, Paul lists the "works of the flesh," contrasting them to the "fruit of the Spirit" immediately thereafter (Gal. 5:22-23). In Galatians ...

Three Cups of Truth on the Greg Mortenson Controversy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:33pm | Type: Blog

I just watched a 60 Minutes expose on Greg Mortenson, co-author of Three Cups of Tea and co-founder of the nonprofit the Central Asia Institute. Watching I just watched a 60 M ...

Was Jesus a Passive Doormat?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This past <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/palm-sunday/" target="_blank">Palm Sunday</a> marked the beginning of Holy Week for Christians -- a week of remembering Jesus' s ...

Unemployed in the New Year
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

People tend to approach each New Year with optimism, but the latest news about unemployment was not particularly encouraging. People tend to approach each New Year with optimism, ...

Give Smart: Three Tips to Make Donations Count
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

A lot of us don't have as much disposable income as we had two or three years ago. Some of us have a lot less. But Christmas is coming, and we still want to give. A lot of us ...

Who Will Speak for Our Nation's Soul?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Abraham Lincoln said, "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Has America started down this road? Yes. ...

Listening for the Call to Service
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>After college I completed a year of service with <a href="http://www.publicallies.org/site/c.liKUL3PNLvF/b.3158921/k.D04A/New_York.htm">Public Allies New York,</a> an <a href= ...