Defining Social Good: Nonprofits Worry About Calif. Bill- The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Some nonprofits worry that a California push to recognize for-profit social businesses will undermine the nonprofit sector. That’s the wrong question. The question should be about maximizing social impact, not protecting specific corporate forms.
Confessions of a Program Leader « PF Whiteboard
A couple weeks ago, the head of the Mulago Foundation wrote that program officers should get fired if they don’t achieve impact. Now, the program lead at the Peery Foundation (a client of Tactical Philanthropy) writes a blog post speculating on the various reasons she should be fired).
The California story is pretty interesting. I ruminate on it a little more on our brightplus3 blog . . . it has a strong hint of vigorous self-preservation at the expense of advancing social impact. Seems to me that nonprofit associations ought to be leading the charge in exploring all of the different ways we could structure social mission organizations, helping social change folks figure out what fits best for their own vision, maybe even doing some of the innovating themselves. Thanks for the link, Sean.
Thanks Jacob. I like your “dying industry” comparison in your post. Although “nonprofit” isn’t really an industry, just a tax election, which of course is my point.