I frequently consult the Stanford Social Innovation Review for anything cutting edge in the non-profit world. Many of my posts will probably be a commentary or link to an article or post on their website. Today, I browsed their opinion blog and realized that this might be something worth posting here. So hear you go:
The latest post talks about the current and potential relationship between government and charity. Here’s a teaser:
“There has got to be a better way to tackle urgent social problems.
Nonprofits and foundations address the symptoms and causes of those problems, often serving as civil society’s research-and-development arm.
But nonprofits lack the resources and power more readily available to government.
As the Washington Post reported recently, some nonprofits leaders are calling for a special White House office or government agency to focus on nonprofits, community initiatives and volunteerism, while others are pushing for greater collaboration among charities, corporations, and government.”
I like to think of TI as a non-profit R&D.