Turning Feminist Progress into Lasting Change: Trudeau’s Score in 8 Policy Areas

My latest NPQ newswire looks at federal progress in Canada on issues of women’s rights and gender equality and expressions of concern in numerous policy areas, including gender-based violence and future directions for investments and approach to child care.



Canada’s Poverty Reduction Results: Policy-Driven or Economy-Driven?

I asked and received! My editors at Nonprofit Quarterly were enthusiastic in responding to my request for contributing some Canadian content! Please check out today’s newswire about Canada’s poverty reduction strategy. What do you think – what’s your answer to the question in my blog title?


The Structured Inclusiveness of #RedforEd: A Union Strategy with Staying Power

For my last Nonprofit Quarterly newswire of February, I take a look at how the #REDforED movement has become more inclusive and more focused on social justice issue, part of the explanation of why it is expanding and attracting many new partners for issues of racial injustice, economic equality, and more. There is much more going on here than a “teacher strike” and it just keeps growing!

Addressing a 2019 Problem: Middle Class, No Housing


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti described homelessness as the “the greatest moral and humanitarian crisis of our time.” Los Angeles may be at the epicenter of the homelessness wave—the area has experienced a 75 percent growth in homelessness over the past seven years and has the highest rate of unsheltered people in the country—but this is a nationwide problem, and a growing one.

Check out my latest NPQ contribution where we examine the use of a land trust model to deliver affordable housing through a public-private-nonprofit partnership!

Back in Action with Nonprofit Quarterly

I took some time off over December-January, and that included an interruption in my newswire writing with NPQ. I am getting back on the keys this week, and you’ll hopefully see a new article from me in the coming days. In the meantime, I am also catching up on my own reading, and came across this post by the editors back in January:


I am pleased to announce that one of my contributions made the list!


While I am thrilled to make this prestigious list, I am not surprised that this particular article represented some of my best writing, because the fair treatment of nonprofit organizations, their volunteers, and staff is something that I care deeply about. I expect I will return to this theme at some point in 2019 should the opportunity arise! Meantime, please check out the full list of top articles, including my own contribution!

This list itself also breaks down the NPQ strategy for bringing particular news streams to readers, and the themes that have evolved from this work.