Tag Archives: nonprofit

Are Service Providers Helping Solve Homelessness?

Once again, homeless service providers are being looked to as part of the solution. Because, when policy changes and funding is redirected, the community still turns to providers to actually house people who are homeless.

Are Rich Charities Getting Richer, While Poor Charities Become Poorer?

I am no longer surprised when I receive an email from a nonprofit group announcing their dissolution of operations. More and more charity groups are going out of business. Typically, these organizations are small, with little capacity to weather this current economic storm.

Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness Reveals New Website

The newly redesigned web site of the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness (AZCEH) goes live today on the World Wide Web.

AZCEH.org aims to extend the reach of the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness by serving the community and general public interested in learning about homelessness, its causes, and efforts being made to end it in Arizona.

Profile of Common Ground’s new Executive Director Brenda Rosen

Brenda Rosen was recently named Executive Director of Common Ground, the renowned, non-profit organization located in New York City that is celebrated both nationally and internationally for its success in the provision of supportive housing to homeless, disabled, elderly and low-income people.

While it is not unusual for the founder of an organization like Common Ground to have a compelling personal history that has manifested itself in a visionary direction, the executives who follow are often characterized by far more conventional backgrounds.

If you Believe in a Cause Consider Donating More Than Junk

The problem in the charity world is that we cannot say no. Try calling a donor to tell them that their donation was tossed in the dumpster. In a bad economy like this, we can’t ruin a relationship with a donor. Every donor counts in this new age.

We just grit our teeth, as say thank you. Even when it is hard to let go of that coveted tax deduction form since we know we cannot use the donation. But we do.

Social Innovation Trends Moving Away from Social Services, is this the Right Direction to Go?

I got my start in the social sector volunteering at a homeless shelter. Despite the good intentions of the agency I worked at, it quickly became clear to me the services provided to the unhoused residents were inadequate. I recently started reading “Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State.” The book […]