Effective Communities Project
A specialized magazine offering practical help for grantmakers, community organizations, nonprofits, evaluators, donors, activists, and advocates.  Timeless lessons of nonprofit and philanthropic effectiveness.  

SOCIAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

  • Dignity gap
    Since I made such a big thing about dignity in my last post, can we acknowledge something like a “dignity gap?” Not trying to introduce new jargon, but the notion is this: We’re familiar with [...]

EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY DEPARTMENT

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

PROGRAM EVALUATION DEPARTMENT

  • There seems to be an obsession in philanthropy these days with “data driven decision making.” There is no argument in philanthropy less productive than the supposed fight between strategic vs. compassionate grantmaking. It’s the “versus” [...]

NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

STEVE’S BOOK