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Management For Growth, Michal Dagan 2010 Mahut Center

Management For Growth, Michal Dagan

New England Journal of Public Policy

This article describes the Haifa organization and dealing with a missle crisis. This also deals with how the center took charge of a dire situation and helped many victims of the missle attacks. It talks about the work the organizers had done and the social impact of the organization.


Nonprofit Leadership. Introduction: Miracle Workers At The Helm. New Ways Of Exercising Leadership, Kristen McCormack 2010 Boston University

Nonprofit Leadership. Introduction: Miracle Workers At The Helm. New Ways Of Exercising Leadership, Kristen Mccormack

New England Journal of Public Policy

Leading a nonprofit organization in today’s world requires nothing less than a miracle worker at the helm. That could be the conclusion one might draw from reading the literature on the traits, skills, and characteristics required to lead a nonprofit organization. Today’s leaders should be honest, competent, forward looking, and inspiring as well as intelligent, fair-minded, broad-minded, courageous, straightforward, and imaginative. Leaders should be of high integrity, dedicated, magnanimous, humble, open, and creative while energizing others. Able to cope with change, leaders must establish direction, align people, motivate, and inspire while effectively communicating their story. He or she ...


Leadership As Legacy, Elias Sussan 2010 House of Grace

Leadership As Legacy, Elias Sussan

New England Journal of Public Policy

I joined the House of Grace twenty-three years ago when I was looking for a job as a social worker and, very soon after, I found myself taking part in important and fulfilling social and community work, in an ever-renewing and developing institute — a house that is a home for people in distress. I chose social work and not one of the professions because I had a strong desire and a need to do something for the community: to work with prisoners, women survivors of violence, the homeless — with underprivileged and disadvantaged people. In my childhood and youth, I experienced ...


Concluding Synthesis: Lessons Learned. A Complex Web: A Collective Process To Advance Social Justice, Donna Haig Friedman, Jennifer Cohen, Amnon Reichman, James Morgan 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

Concluding Synthesis: Lessons Learned. A Complex Web: A Collective Process To Advance Social Justice, Donna Haig Friedman, Jennifer Cohen, Amnon Reichman, James Morgan

New England Journal of Public Policy

In Blessed Unrest, referenced by the opening quotation and several essay authors, Paul Hawken uses the metaphor of the immune system to describe the connectivity of organizations and activists across the world fiercely working to realize local and global social, economic, political, and environmental justice. Just as the invisible but interconnected parts of the body’s immune system jump into concerted action to restore health to an ill body, this social-change movement is organizing from the bottom up and emerging as an extraordinary and creative expression of people’s unstoppable need to reimagine their relationships to the environment and to ...


Building More Inclusive Organizations Initiative: Evaluation Report, Alma Galvan, Lisa LaRocque, The Learning Community 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Building More Inclusive Organizations Initiative: Evaluation Report, Alma Galvan, Lisa Larocque, The Learning Community

Education about the Environment

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UW-SP) has been collaborating with Intercambios, a binational, bicultural consulting group, to advance the cultural relevance of environmental education (EE). Cultural relevance, or inclusiveness, requires deep reflection about one’s own values and behaviors and a long-term commitment to shifting organizational practices.

The “Building More Inclusive Organizations Initiative” was designed to capture the concerns and problem-solving processes of organizations as they worked toward becoming more inclusive. From 2007 through 2009, UW-SP and Intercambios created a Learning Community with Eco Education in St. Paul, MN; Partners in Environmental Cultural Connectedness (PECC) in Las Vegas, NV; and ...


Newsletter, March 2010, Aurelia Spaulding, Leah Ashwill 2010 Western Kentucky University

Newsletter, March 2010, Aurelia Spaulding, Leah Ashwill

ALIVE Center Publications

No abstract provided.


Food Access, Availability, And Affordability In 3 Los Angeles Communities, Project Cafe, 2004-2006, Andrea Misako Azuma, Susan Gilliland, Mark Vallianatos, Robert Gottlieb 2010 Occidental College

Food Access, Availability, And Affordability In 3 Los Angeles Communities, Project Cafe, 2004-2006, Andrea Misako Azuma, Susan Gilliland, Mark Vallianatos, Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

Introduction Racial/ethnic minority communities are at increasingly high risk for chronic diseases related to obesity. Access to stores that sell affordable, nutritious food is a prerequisite for adopting a healthful diet. The objective of this study was to evaluate food access, availability, and affordability in 3 nonoverlapping but similar low-income communities in urban Los Angeles, California. Methods Using a community-based participatory research approach, we trained community members to conduct a food assessment to 1) map the number and type of retail food outlets in a defined area and 2) survey a sample of stores to determine whether they sold ...


Torch (March 2010), Brandon Baldwin, Civil Rights Team Project 2010 University of Southern Maine

Torch (March 2010), Brandon Baldwin, Civil Rights Team Project

Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Explorations In Non-Profit Organizations And Efficiency: Children's Hunger Fund, Christine Garon 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Explorations In Non-Profit Organizations And Efficiency: Children's Hunger Fund, Christine Garon

Social Sciences

A study of a Los Angeles based NGO that uses local churches to help deliver food into the homes of hungry families. The use of a third party to deliver goods and provide services on behalf of the NGO reduces costs and provides the organization with a greater range of influence.


Learning Sustainable Development: Chimeneas De La Esperanza, Miriam V. Mollan Gundersen 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Learning Sustainable Development: Chimeneas De La Esperanza, Miriam V. Mollan Gundersen

Social Sciences

Social inequality and environmental degradation are motivating informed young people into action and connecting impoverished regions of the world with students in more developed nations. This Social Sciences senior project is to analyze an alternative development model designed by a group of Californian university students. The project, named Chimeneas de la Esperanza, is designed to help impoverished Nicaraguan women start a ceramics business. The major hurdle of this mission is to establish a market for the ceramics product. Energy efficient ceramic stoves and smoke ventilating chimneys would benefit the community and avoid an impacted crafts market. The project encompasses ideas ...


Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Social Survey 2010 Highlights, Robert Futrell, Christie D. Batson, Barbara G. Brents, Andrea Dassopoulos, Chrissy Nicholas, Mark J. Salvaggio, Candace Griffith 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Social Survey 2010 Highlights, Robert Futrell, Christie D. Batson, Barbara G. Brents, Andrea Dassopoulos, Chrissy Nicholas, Mark J. Salvaggio, Candace Griffith

Reports (USI)

UNLV sociologists conducted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Social Survey (LVMASS) to identify the socio-spatial distribution of attitudes and attributes relevant to urban sustainability in the Las Vegas Valley. The project goal is to understand how Las Vegas residents think about urban sustainability issues across three dimensions: 1) natural environment; 2) community and quality of life; 3) economy.


Women’S History Month Past Honorees, March 2010., 2010 University of North Florida

Women’S History Month Past Honorees, March 2010.

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Past honorees for Women's Month


Generosidad Anónima En El Siglo Xxi, Fernando Villaseñor Rodríguez 2010 Escuela Libre de Derecho

Generosidad Anónima En El Siglo Xxi, Fernando Villaseñor Rodríguez

Fernando Villaseñor Rodríguez

No abstract provided.


Torch (February 2010), Brandon Baldwin, Civil Rights Team Project 2010 University of Southern Maine

Torch (February 2010), Brandon Baldwin, Civil Rights Team Project

Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter

No abstract provided.


From Undemocratic To Democratic Civil Society: Japan's Volunteer Fire Departments, Mary Alice Haddad 2010 Wesleyan University

From Undemocratic To Democratic Civil Society: Japan's Volunteer Fire Departments, Mary Alice Haddad

Division II Faculty Publications

How do undemocratic civic organizations become compatible with democratic civil society? How do local organizations merge older patriarchal, hierarchical values and practices with newer more egalitarian, democratic ones? This article tells the story of how volunteer fire departments have done this in Japan. Their transformation from centralized war instrument of an authoritarian regime to local community safety organization of a full-fledged democracy did not happen overnight. A slow process of demographic and value changes helped the organization adjust to more democratic social values and practices. The way in which this organization made the transition offers important lessons for emerging democracies ...


From Undemocratic To Democratic Civil Society: Japan's Volunteer Fire Departments, Mary Alice Haddad 2010 Wesleyan University

From Undemocratic To Democratic Civil Society: Japan's Volunteer Fire Departments, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

How do undemocratic civic organizations become compatible with democratic civil society? How do local organizations merge older patriarchal, hierarchical values and practices with newer more egalitarian, democratic ones? This article tells the story of how volunteer fire departments have done this in Japan. Their transformation from centralized war instrument of an authoritarian regime to local community safety organization of a full-fledged democracy did not happen overnight. A slow process of demographic and value changes helped the organization adjust to more democratic social values and practices. The way in which this organization made the transition offers important lessons for emerging democracies ...


Acorn Is Back In The News, But The News Still Gets It Wrong, John Atlas, Peter Dreier 2010 Occidental College

Acorn Is Back In The News, But The News Still Gets It Wrong, John Atlas, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship


A Poor Fit For Los Angeles Op-Ed: Incentives For South Gate Clothing Company To Relocate Should Be Killed By L.A.’S Jobs Czar, Peter Dreier 2010 Occidental College

A Poor Fit For Los Angeles Op-Ed: Incentives For South Gate Clothing Company To Relocate Should Be Killed By L.A.’S Jobs Czar, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering October 6, 2009 – January 5, 2010, Margaret N. Rees 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering October 6, 2009 – January 5, 2010, Margaret N. Rees

Anti-littering Programs

• The team completed their strategic plan and submitted it to the SNAP board for review.

• Work continued on the development of an adopt-a-block/parcel program to address the litter and desert dumping problems that exist in the urban-public land interfaces throughout Clark County.

• The team representative on the City of Las Vegas Keep America Beautiful task force is serving as the group’s chairperson.

• The Howard Hughes Corporation desert clean-up collaboration was a success.

• The working model of the GPS unit to be used by volunteers for the GIS database project was field tested.

• Phase III media campaign continued.

• A ...


Exploring Civic Engagement In Higher Education: An International Context, Glenn A. Bowen PhD 2010 Barry University

Exploring Civic Engagement In Higher Education: An International Context, Glenn A. Bowen Phd

Glenn A Bowen PhD

Civic engagement has become an institutional priority in higher education internationally. Many institutions of higher education have created partnerships with local and regional communities to advance their engagement agendas. This article explores the international landscape of civic engagement in higher education and identifies its various manifestations. The article also describes approaches to engagement, including experiential education, and highlights the pedagogy of service learning. Further, the article delineates 13 indicators of engagement, encompassing roles for the institution’s administrators, faculty, and students as well as community members. A research agenda aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of engagement efforts in the academy ...


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