Nonprofit Pay: Low Wages Beget High Turnover
Nearly one-fifth of the privately employed workforce in New York is paid by nonprofit organizations, many of which are carrying out vital human services for the state and city governments. But the quality of that sector is stifled by low wages, according to two executives for The Children’s Village, a large provider of child welfare and juvenile justice services in New York City.
Two Groups Texas Should Talk to about Faith-Based Role in Child Welfare Reform
Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick (R) has announced a new initiative to harness the power of the faith-based community in helping the state address the child welfare missteps that landed it on the losing end of a class-action lawsuit this year.
Nonprofits Support Education of Syrian Refugee Children
Roughly half of four million documented Syrian refugees are under the age of 18, and approximately 800,000 are under the age of 12, according to an October 2015 report by the Migration Policy Institute.
A Customer-Centered Approach: The Golden Nugget
In a prior life, I had it easy, analyzing the investment prospects of mid-sized companies. We understood these companies lived in a “shark tank” of competitive pressures and resource headaches. The better-run companies gained market share, used cash wisely, and had the humility to understand failure is possible.
The Business of Positive Youth Justice: Measuring Success
Last week, our Positive Youth Justice series explored the use of positive youth development (PYD) in re-entry work at Waterside Workshops. The small nonprofit by the San Francisco Bay uses boatbuilding and a bike shop as the starting point of a personal relationship between the staff and youth.
The Business of Positive Youth Justice: Changing Staff Perception
Last week, our Positive Youth Justice series explored the use of positive youth development (PYD) in re-entry work at Waterside Workshops. The small nonprofit by the San Francisco Bay uses boatbuilding and a bike shop as the starting point of a personal relationship between the staff and youths.
Waterside Story: Bikes, Boats and Coffee Keep East Bay Kids on Right Path
Rosevelt Jones never imagined he’d ever have a job. He thought himself destined for a hard life on the streets of Oakland and in and out of jail. That changed when Jones found Waterside Workshops about six years ago, a nonprofit that controls a few small businesses it uses to train and employ troubled Bay Area youth.
Pay for Success Watch: Illinois Selects Providers for “Crossover Youth” Venture
“Pay for Success Watch,” a regular column in which we will keep subscribers up to date on pay for success (PFS). PFS projects, which are often referred to as social impact bonds as well, use private capital to address some of the most persistent and complex social issues.
Public Allies Veteran to Lead New Center on Neighborhood-Building
The Milwaukee-based Alliance for Children and Families has tapped former Public Allies Vice President David McKinney to lead its new Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building, which was established this year after the merger between the Alliance and the United Neighborhood Centers of America (UNCA).