Care of People on the Margin

Community-driven Philanthropy: A Series

Community-Driven Philanthropy is a Nonprofit Quarterly series in which movement leaders explore what’s possible if philanthropy adopts a reparative model—one in which it supports the leadership of BIPOC communities, not just by writing grants, but by shifting assets and...

Cooperatives as Ancestral Technology

The article below is the fourth in Nonprofit Quarterly‘s series—“Remember the Future: Culture and Systems Change,” co-produced by Art.coop and NPQ. In this series, queer, trans, and BIPOC artists and cultural bearers reflect upon the unique role that culture has...

Moai—This Tradition is Why Okinawan People Live Longer, Better

Mo•ai (/mo,eye/) Japan noun A group of lifelong friends A social support group that forms in order to provide varying support from social, financial, health, or spiritual interests Elders in Okinawa, Japan, one of the original blue zones longevity hotspots, live extraordinarily...

Neighborhoods as Magical Places: The Connected Community Book Talk

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging. For this episode, John McKnight & Cormac Russell discuss their new book, The Connected Community: Discovering the Health, Wealth & Power...

Mutual Aid Meets the Needs of People Affected by Climate Disasters

IMAGE:  HOUSTON, TEXAS - FEB 20: Volunteers direct traffic during a water distribution event at the Fountain Life Center on February 20, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Much of Texas is still struggling with historic cold weather, power outages and...

‘Beloved Community’ is a Present Possibility

As a student of Dr. King, one of the many things I appreciate about him is that he didn’t see “beloved community” merely as a far-off dream, but a present possibility that we should press into existence with the...

The Five Valued Experiences

For years, Tim Vogt and the crew Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati have been working hard at turning their once-traditional disabilities service agency inside out. Tim explains the journey of thinking that has led them from helping people in...

Seeds of Land Return

How is our relationship with the land tied to our relationships with one another, and the possibility for cultivating strong and nurturing communities? This Land Return toolkit, developed by the Sustainable Economies Law Center, offers a unique perspective on...

Helping the Rich Let Go

  This selection from the Common Good Collective Reader invites an alternative way of viewing wealth: Over the next 20 years, between $35 trillion and &70 trillion will change hands from baby boomers to millennials globally. This will be the largest intergenerational...

Helen Lewis and Community Building in Appalachia

In this week's article, Amelia Kirby treats us to a glimpse into a robust lifetime blending community building and activism from a personal friend of the great organizer, Helen Lewis.   Helen Lewis has many honorifics, including Doctors of Divinity and...

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In Pursuit of Liberated Mothering

Cross-cultural dialogue, especially among moms of color, can build new narratives that challenge the legacies of white supremacy and...