These kinds of proposals are happening more and more around the country. But to me, all of these ordinances and policies just redistribute homeless persons. They don’t solve the problem of homelessness. You can’t jail people out of homelessness. Robert Adelman, a sociologist at the University at Buffalo, in response to Columbia, South Carolina’s new… Continue reading

State of the Nonprofit Sector 2013: Survey Results

For the nonprofit data nerd in all of us, there are many productive ways to slice and dice the data from this year’s survey. The Nonprofit Finance Fund and Bank of America surveyed more than 6000 nonprofits and derived a few key learnings. One that stood out to me: Under these challenging [financial] conditions, many… Continue reading State of the Nonprofit Sector 2013: Survey Results

NPR put together these neat graphics and accompanying article showing what America does for work. One personal point of interest is that the things that MOST Americans are doing aren’t the loudest and most spotlighted. Government jobs, for instance, aren’t generally given the same respect and limelight that financial activities jobs get. I am not… Continue reading