Design Thinking

Think Strategically About Prize Hosting By Charlie Brown & Robert Q. Benedict

Social media has made it easy for organizations to launch competitions, but too few consider how such efforts best align with their goals.

Cities

Beyond the Block

Chicago’s My Block My Hood My City uses the concept of travel to get young, low-income residents more connected with their city.

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Civic Engagement

Aspirin and Democracy

By Jan Masaoka 2

With its professional management class and army of consultants, the nonprofit sector can sometimes seem isolated from the messiness of civil society, and a new Philanthropic Beltway may have sprung up. But it wasn’t always that way, and it may be time to reclaim an earlier identity as the “volunteer sector,” which is inherently democratic.

Human Rights

Creating Enabling Environments for Refugees

Featuring Priss Benbow & Emily Arnold-Fernandez

Emily Arnold-Fernandez, executive director of the nonprofit Asylum Access, makes the case that better policies in host countries can enable refugees to rebuild their own lives and contribute to host economies.

Civic Engagement

The American Context of Civil Society

By Yuval Levin

In both the conservative and progressive imagination, civil society is valued—for opposite reasons—as an arbiter between the individual and the national state. But by viewing civil society as the core of America’s social life, we can see our way toward a politics that might overcome some of the dysfunctions of our day.

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