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Opinion: This is how coup d’états end purpose

Jan. 8, 2021 8:00 am

Opinion: This is how coup d’états end

"In my op-ed here back in November, I wrote '[a]s we have seen in the past few days, supporters and politicians are taking [Trump] literally and seriously — and we need to be vigilant.' We were not vigilant," says guest columnist Ben Goebel.
How do I talk to my students about what happened? purpose

Jan. 7, 2021 8:42 am

How do I talk to my students about what happened?

Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins says she may not know how to answer her students' questions on yesterday's mob attack on the Capitol, but she shares her approach and the resources that can help.
Are we witnessing a coup in real time? purpose

Jan. 6, 2021 4:12 pm

Are we witnessing a coup in real time?

For those of us who grew up and/or lived under authoritarian regimes this is hauntingly and horribly familiar.
The Enterprise Center’s $1M initiative aims to transform Black and brown cleaning businesses into certified disinfectors purpose

Jan. 6, 2021 12:00 pm

The Enterprise Center’s $1M initiative aims to transform Black and brown cleaning businesses into certified disinfectors

While 'Pro Disinfect' seeks a very specific outcome, it holds potential as a replicable and scalable model for racial equity, says ImpactPHL guest columnist John Moore.
4 signs that food pantries improve the diets of low-income people purpose

Jan. 6, 2021 8:00 am

4 signs that food pantries improve the diets of low-income people

Going to a food pantry more than once a month, rather than once a month or less, is linked with a higher-quality diet, says guest columnist Heather Eicher-Miller.
How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021 purpose

Jan. 5, 2021 8:00 am

How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021

Guest columnist Laurel Mellin offers some techniques from emotional brain training that can help people break free of stress when they get stuck on negative thoughts.
Dear white fundraisers: Are we only hearing those who look like us? purpose

Jan. 4, 2021 12:00 pm

Dear white fundraisers: Are we only hearing those who look like us?

When it comes to addressing the inequities baked into fundraising, why aren't people listening to their BIPOC colleagues? asks columnist Valerie Johnson.
Nonprofit AF: 21 tips to make getting back to work this week more bearable purpose

Jan. 4, 2021 8:00 am

Nonprofit AF: 21 tips to make getting back to work this week more bearable

"Seriously, can we all just agree to turn off our cameras? No one is going to look good this week," says Vu Le in an amusing first column of the new year.
Predictions for nonprofits 2021 purpose

Dec. 23, 2020 2:00 pm

Predictions for nonprofits 2021

We asked 30 nonprofit professionals and sector influencers to tell us what they think is the sector's greatest challenge, likeliest success and the wildest dream in the year ahead.
SBN is helping local independent businesses rebuild with equity and climate resilience purpose

Dec. 22, 2020 8:51 am

SBN is helping local independent businesses rebuild with equity and climate resilience

The next workshop in the organization's Rebuilding program series looks at responsible supply chains for local businesses and takes place January 13.

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