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mOp-Ed: Supporting Someone Who Lost a Loved One to Suicide

Health, mOp-Ed, News

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis that has stopped the world in its tracks, religious communities around the world are embracing new and creative ways of connecting with each other. Social distancing efforts have resulted in video calls for sermons, prayers in open spaces, and other creative measures to keep communities close during these challenging times. 

mOp-Ed: Praying While Helping God Keeps Us Healthy

Justice & Poverty, mOp-Ed, News

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis that has stopped the world in its tracks, religious communities around the world are embracing new and creative ways of connecting with each other. Social distancing efforts have resulted in video calls for sermons, prayers in open spaces, and other creative measures to keep communities close during these challenging times. 

mOp-Ed: It’s 2020: Are Efforts to Diversify the Corporate World Effective at All?

Justice & Poverty, mOp-Ed, News

Corporate Diversity professionals are crucial to the improvement of our nation’s workforce and yet they are rarely supported by the businesses that hire them. Though embraced by many businesses and corporations as a good starting point for positive change, systems of inclusion are often set up to fail when diversity leaders are not actively supported by the companies that hire them.

mOp-Ed: How to Move Your University from Crisis to Transformation

Education, mOp-Ed, News

Coronavirus has essentially canceled the Spring term as envisioned; i.e., on-campus classes were cancelled, and most moved online. There are serious implications for enrollments for Fall term and finances, and many are wondering if there will be a Fall term at all (we think so).

mOp-Ed: Leveraging Addiction to Attack Freedom

mOp-Ed, News, Uncategorized

Facebook and other social media platforms sell their ability to direct our eyes to content. These platforms have been accused of promulgating and profiting from various forms of racism and disinformation shaped to cause harm and division in America, and authoritarianism in the world.

mOp-Ed: Reporting from a Protest March in Memory of George Floyd

Justice & Poverty, mOp-Ed, News

For the past two weeks, there have been numerous reports claiming the protests surrounding George Floyd’s death are perpetrating more violence. Guest writer Mark Oppenheim attended one of these protests in San Francisco and shares his personal experience on how the event created more unity among community members.

mOp-Ed: Standing Together

Justice & Poverty, mOp-Ed, News

I was speaking yesterday with a 27 year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department working on the front lines of demonstrations, some of which turned violent.

mOp-Ed: COVID-19 News from Nonprofit Country

Arts, Media & Culture, mOp-Ed, News

Various nonprofit sectors have experienced a range of impacts. Conferences and group meetings are being delayed or cancelled. Nonprofits that provide services where direct contact or travel is required are heavily impacted. Fundraising and earned income streams are taking a hit. Other impacts will depend on sector

mOp-Ed: Salary Surveys Mislead

Foundations, mOp-Ed, News

Salary survey data should come with use instructions and disclaimers, because they set incorrectly low expectations on compensation required to retain and recruit accomplished nonprofit executives. Here’s why. 

mOp-Ed:  Avoid Distractions and Change the World

Foundations, mOp-Ed, News

Guest writer Jack McCurley, Chief Advancement Officer at Liberty Hill Foundation, explains why avoiding multitasking can bring a greater focus to important issues within the nonprofit sector in this week’s mOp-Ed.

mOp-Ed: Earned Income and the Operating Culture of Nonprofits

mOp-Ed, News

Some of our recent work has highlighted for us the difficult path that certain nonprofit leaders tread when attempting to shift their revenue mix, especially when moving from reliance on contributed to a more sustainable revenue mix that might include earned income components.

 

mOp-Ed: Private Funding to End Return Visits to Jail

Justice & Poverty, mOp-Ed, News

PBS News Hour recently aired an interesting piece on a social impact bet Goldman Sachs placed on a New York City jail program run by the highly respected MDRC and underwritten by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s personal foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies.