July 2012 News

Vote411.org – League of Women Voters

Good Food and Good Jobs for All – Applied Research Center

Training as Action – Waging Nonviolence

The Story of Change: Why Individual Actions Aren’t Enough – Co.EXIST

The Chicago Trust’s Advocacy Funding Strategy: Lessons Learned for Funders of Advocacy Efforts and Evaluations

Undocumented ‘Dreamers’ in College Welcome Policy Change on Immigration – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Campaigning to Engage and Win: A Guide to Leading Electoral Campaigns – New Organizing Institute

Data Feud Toolkit – DataCenter

An Analysis of Distribution of Wealth Across Households, 1989-2010 – Congressional Research Service

Confirmed: Fracking Can Pollute – Salon.com

What if Nelson Mandela Used Facebook to Fight Apartheid? – Mashable

2012 Global Peace Index – Vision of Humanity

Rich Countries Pledge $2.6 Billion for Family Planning in Global South – The Guardian

2012 Social Change Impact Report – Walden University

June 2012 News

Statements on Affordable Care Act Supreme Court Ruling:

Physicians for a National Health Program

League of Women Voters

The White House


Center for American Progress

Why We Need to Put the Local Back into Local Enterprise Partnerships – The Transition Network

How to Do Right by Yourself While Busy Saving the World – ColorLines

The Westernized Nature of the #socent Industry – How Matters

Aung San Suu Kyi Accepts 1991 Nobel Peace Prize  – The Guardian

Fragmented Unity at Philly’s Upcoming Occupy National Gathering – Waging Nonviolence

Welfare Reform: What Have We Learned in Fifteen Years? – Urban Institute

U. N. Report Warns Environment is at Tipping Point – USA Today

Greening the Knowledge Economy: A Critique of Neoliberalism – truthout

Risk and Philanthropy – The Resource Alliance

Elect the Dream – Strategy for Progressive Political Power – Campaign for America’s Future

Movements Have Half-Lives – Mobilizing Ideas

The Biggest Problem with Traditional Schooling – The Washington Post

How the Micro-Everything Revolution Will Drive Social Change – Co.Exist

Strategies for a New Economy: 10 Strategies for All Americans – The New Dream Blog

How Can Charities Measure Changing Attitudes? – The Guardian

Scientists Urge Rio Moves on Population and Consumption – BBC News

Map the Meal Gap: Food Insecurity in Your County – Feeding America

Obama Delivers for DREAMers and for our Country – National Immigration Law Center

The American Middle Class, Income Inequality, and the Strength of our Economy – Center for American Progress

President Obama Bristles When He is the Target of Activist Tactics He Once Used – The Washington Post

Liberals Working for the Right – truthout

May News

Obama Embraces Marriage Equality – ThinkProgress

2012 United States Peace Index – Institute for Economics and Peace

May Day – truthout

Research for Organizing Toolkit   – Community Development Project

Civil Resistance 2.0 – The Meta-Activism Project

What Fires Young Progressives’ Activism? A New Study Asks Them – ColorLines

Forget GDP and Start Measuring Inclusive Wealth – Co.EXIST

The State of Preschool 2011 – National Institute for Early Education Research

Birthing Justice: Water is Where Everything Intersects – Water in the Global Commons — Other Worlds

Guide to Sharing – The Center for a New American Dream

The New Protest – Counterpunch

April 2012 News

Community Organizing and Strategic Communications – The SPIN Project

The Globalization of Hollow Politics – truthdig

Free Your (Eco) Mind – Yes! Magazine

Decolonize Together: Indigenous Activists Send Strong Message at Occupy Toronto Talk – Unsettling America

The Dalai Lama on Peace, War, and the Aloha Spirit – truthout

The Wedges Between Productivity and Median Compensation Growth – Economic Policy Institute

Two Decades Later, Children of the L.A. Riots Share  Memories – ColorLines

Action Strategy – The Ruckus Society

No More Thinking with Think Tanks – Utne Reader

Birthing Justice: The Link to Humanity — Gift Economies – Other Worlds

The Stolen Dreams Act – Huffington Post

Turning to Fairness: Insurance Discrimination against Women Today and the Affordable Care Act – National Women’s Law Center

The Upward Spiral: Bootstrapping Systemic Change – Systems Thinker

At Advocates’ Offices, Confronting an Anti-Liberal Scheme – New York Times

Can  There be “Good” Corporations? – Yes! Magazine

I Had to Run Away –  Human Rights Watch

Poverty, Plasticity, Philosophical Activism – truthout

The Economic Consequences of Cutting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Center for American Progress

Shifting Prospects for a New Farm Bill – Utne Reader

Weavings of Resistance – Waging Nonviolence

UN Discusses Gross National Happiness Indicator as Successor to Gross National Product – The Washington Post

Human Trafficking Victims: 2.4 Million People Across the Globe are Trafficked for Labor, Sex – Huffington Post

March News

#OccupyIntegral – Integral + Life

Why the Environmental Movement is Not Winning – AlterNet

The Value of Community Philanthropy: Results of a Consultation – Aga Khan Development Network

Digital Giving Index 2012 – Network for Good

Five Million Voters May Lose Rights in the 2012 Elections – ColorLines

Digital Mandela Archive Spreads Message of Social Justice – CNN

Revealed: The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman – The Independent

Trayvon Martin, Obaman, and the Persistence of Bias – Reuters

What is an Upward Spiral? – WorkLore

What Level of Social Business Change Do You Want? – Authentic Organizations

Life at Jefferson’s Monticello, as His Slaves Saw It – NPR

Global Nonviolent Action Database – Swarthmore College

Income Inequality is Real, it’s Global, and it’s Worst in the United States – The Atlantic

Women’s Rights are Human Rights – Truthout

Can Activists on Computers Save Activsits in the Streets? – Waging Nonviolence

The Myth of Charity – Chabad.org

Rediscovering Poverty: How we Cured “The Culture of Poverty” but not Poverty Itself – TomDispatch.com

Microvolunteering and Crowd-Sourcing: Not-so-New Trends in Virtual Volunteering/Online Volunteering – CommunityTechKnowledge

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Peacebuilder? – Peace x Peace

Kony 2012 and the Failed Fantasy of Firepower in Libya, Syria, Uganda… – Huffington Post

Kony 2012’s Success Shows that There’s Big Money Attached to White Saviors – ColorLines

We Screwed Up: A Letter of Apology to my Granddaughter – TomDispatch.com

Leap Day Links

Leveraging Limited Dollars: How Grantmakers Achieve Tangible Results by Funding Policy and Community Engagement – National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Who’s Really Violent? Tips for Controlling the Narrative – Waging Nonviolence

Economic Consequences of War on the US Economy – Institute for Economics and Peace

White House Says Charitable Giving Won’t be Hurt by Tax Plan – Chronicle of Philanthropy

Energy Democracy: Supporting Community Innovation – Center for Social Inclusion

2013 Budget Policy Brief – Women of Color Policy Network

99% Policy Agenda – PolicyLink

Catalyzing Liberation Toolkit: Anti-Racist Organizing to Build the 99% Movement – Organizing Upgrade

The Role of Brand in the Nonprofit Sector – Stanford Social Innovation Review

Speaking up About the Unspeakable – Waging Nonviolence

Conservatives vs. Liberals: More than Politics – Huffington Post

Tipped over the Edge – Gender Inequity in the Restaurant Industry – ROC United

Root Cause Analysis – Mind Tools

The Prince’s Speech – On the Future of Food

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Community Organizing as an Education Reform Strategy – Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Slavery Lives on in the United States – truthout

2002 – 2012: Ten Years of Impact – The Polaris Project

Birth Control Amendment ‘Dangerous,’ Obama Spokesman Says – Huffington Post

Data for Change – Stanford Social Innovation Review

A Journey for Nonviolent Change – Waging Nonviolence

January News

Complicating “White Privilege” – Counterpunch

“I Have Seen the Mountaintop”: A Vision of the Possible – Integral Life

Beyond the Big Society: Psychological Foundations of Active Citizenship – The RSA

The Dream that Came True – truthout

This Week in Poverty – The Nation

Rising Share of Americans See Conflict Between Rich and Poor – Pew Research Center

Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work – Stanford Social Innovation Review

Widespread Empathy: 5 Steps to Achieving Greater Impact in Philanthropy – Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Happy Futurism: A Lifeline for Optimists – The Huffington Post

Telling the Whole Story: Voices of Ethnic Volunteers in America – Community Initiatives

Quality Counts 2012 – Education Week

Dispatch from Detention: A Rare Look Inside our ‘Humane” Immigration Jails – ColorLines

True Leadership Means Wrestling Away the Steering Wheel – Stanford Social Innovation Review

Embracing the Tree Huggers: The Powerful Roots of (un)Armed Environmental Protection – Waging Nonviolence

How Nonprofits Make Data Fun and Informative – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

When Aims and Objectives Rhyme – The Atlantic Philanthropies

Blackout to Protest SOPA and PIPA Begins – Waging Nonviolence

Little Change in Public’s Response to ‘Capitalism,’ ‘Socialism’ – Pew Research Center

B Corporations: Driving a New Ecology of Commerce – The New American Dream Blog

A Political Obituary of Etta James – ColorLines

How to Learn Nonviolent Resistance as King Did – Waging Nonviolence

HBR’s List of Audacious Ideas to Solve the World’s Problems – Harvard Business Review

How Influential, the Voice of Another – Rooflines

Host an Atlas Corps Fellow

December Dribs and Drabs

Diners’ Guide 2012: A Consumer Guide on the Working Conditions of American Restaurants – ROC International

U.S. Ranks Last Among High-Income Nations on Preventable Deaths – Healthcare-NOW!

Beyond a Cookie Cutter Approach to Building Leadership – Momentum/Tides

Learning While Doing in the Human Services Sector – Annie E. Casey Foundation

The State of Child Welfare – The Porch Light Project

Fighting for Human Rights – Utne Reader

The Power of Small: You Don’t Have to be a Giant Foundation to have a Measurable Impact – Wall Street Journal

From Rhetoric to Practice: Recruiting Strategies to Make Diversity More Meaningful in your Organization – Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group

A Rose by Any Other Name? What Psychology Research Can Tell Us about Vegan Outreach Titles – Vegan Outreach

An Emerging Force for Peace – Waging Nonviolence

Learning to “Share” for a More Cooperative Future – The Center for a New American Dream

Occupy Chanukah and Christmas – Truthout

Racism Moves Out – Utne Reader

Race – The Power of An Illusion -PBS

November Notable News

The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System – Applied Research Center

Needed: The Solutions Generation – The Center for a New American Dream

You Can’t Evict the Human Spirit – Huffington Post

The Story of Broke – Friends of the Environment

7 Billion and Counting – Utne Reader

Ode to Representative Democracy: The Power of Factions Still Matters – Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog

Should Philanthropies Operate Like Businesses? – Wall Street Journal

Unity is Strength for Progressives – truthout

Cell Phone Guide for Protesters – Progressive Technology Project

Social Justice Documentary Designing for Impact – American University Center for Social Media

Working through Difficult Decisions – Kettering Foundation

Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s America: Six Experts Face the Facts – Urban Institute

The Power of Poetry – Utne Reader

White House Forum Focuses on Developing Nonprofit Leaders and Potential to Create Jobs in Local Communities – Aspen Institute

Diminishing Dollars: The Impact of the 2008 Financial Crisis on the Field of Social Justice Philanthropy – Foundation Center

What the 99% Are About One More Time: The Social Impact if Inequality – Third and State

America’s Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model – PolicyLink

Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Institute to Alleviate Poverty with $150 Million Gift – Stanford University

Visualization of The Declaration of the Occupation of NYC – Rachel Schragis

Can’t Find the Protest Songs? Check Inside the Movement – truthout

Circles of Change – Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Revolution Will Not Be Spotified – Utne Reader

Not in Our World – Waging Nonviolence

October News, Views, and Chews

How Many Slaves Work for You? – Utne Reader

The Movement Next Time – Huffington Post

Occupying, Organizing, and the Movements that Demand Both – ColorLines

My Vision of the 99 Percent Street Protests: A Balanced Empowerment Society – truthout

The Search for a Message – Waging Nonviolence

Nobel Peace Prize Shared Between Three Women – BBC News

25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World in 2011 – Utne Reader

A Radical Act – She Writes

Social Change Impact Report – Walden University

Campaigners’ Guide to Financial Markets – The Corner House

Hunger in America: Suffering We All Pay For – Center for American Progress

UN Member States Condemn US Embargo of Cuba for 20th Consecutive Year – The Washington Post

Getting In On The Act: How Arts Groups Are Creating Opportunities For Active Participation – James Irvine Foundation

Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change – National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Comer Bien: The Challenges of Nourishing Latino Children and Families – National Council of La Raza

Mobilising for Social Justice – Migrant Rights Centre Ireland

Students’ Knowledge of Civil Rights History Has Deteriorated, Study Finds – The New York Times

Philanthropy 400 – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Creating Pathways to Opportunity – The White House

No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration – Anne E. Casey Foundation

Surviving Ugandans Become Trauma Counselor – Women’s E-news

Building Community: Making Space for Art – Urban Institute

Pink Ribbon Overkill: Are Companies Exploiting Breast Cancer Campaigns? – Daily Finance

2011 State of the Nonprofit Industry Survey – Blackbaud

The UK Voluntary Sector Workforce Almanac 2011 – Skills – Third Sector