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Creative Placemaking

Publication date: 
06/01/2010
In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, non-profit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire and be inspired.
 
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The Door Has Opened: New Form 990 Creates Strategic Opportunities and Risks for Nonprofit Organizations

Publication date: 
06/01/2009

This article guides nonprofit staff and board members to be alert to the new Form 990 changes' strategic implications and to have tools to manage them successfully. If prepared, nonprofit organizations can capitalize on the opportunities created by the increased transparency. If unprepared, they may be unnecessarily subjected to potentially damaging external risks.

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Report Briefs on Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People

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03/01/2009
Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People updates a 1994 Institute of Medicine book, Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders, focusing special attention on the research base and program experience with younger populations that have emerged since that time. Two Report Briefs are included in this link 1) Report Brief for Policymakers and 2) A Focus on Cost and Benefits.
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The Nonprofit Quarterly's Study on (U.S.) Nonprofit and Philanthropic Infrastructure

Publication date: 
01/01/2009
The study maps and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the network that supports nonprofits and philanthropy in the U.S. Major findings address who is getting best served among nonprofits and why. The study also includes a provocative sub-study of the financial models of infrastructure organizations.
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Arts Education for City Young People

Publication date: 
07/01/2008

This Wallace-written feature examines the "Thriving Minds" initiative, which aims to improve arts education for Dallas' children, especially the poorest. The effort, a response to decades of decline in arts education across urban schools, coordinates the work of schools, city agencies, cultural institutions and other groups involved in arts learning.

 

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Effective Capacity Building in Nonprofit Organizations

Publication date: 
05/01/2002
Case studies provide insight into various capacity-building efforts. The report delivers lessons in successful capacity building from the nonprofits interviewed and shares a framework for defining nonprofit capacity as well as tools to help measure a nonprofit's capacity level.
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