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Nonprofits and Solidarity Economies

March 22, 2012
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Nonprofits and Solidarity Economies:

Part 1 of 3: re-examining nonprofit economies
Philip Rosenbloom and Andrew Schwalm, Nonprofit Finance Fund


The pursuit of a just and equitable society can invite a measure of paralysis when you’re faced with the simple challenge of where to start.  Even if you narrow your focus to the nonprofit sector in particular, there are countless ways to approach the question of how to effectively promote positive change. 

At NFF, our approach has been to help nonprofit organizations develop the financial capacity to keep providing the programming their missions demand.  The end goal of this work is the facilitation of social change, but the approach demands an initial focus on the welfare of individual organizations.   But what if we approached the question from another angle?  What if we started by focusing on the needs of whole communities and then asked what resources individuals and organizations - including nonprofits - could provide to fulfill those needs? 

We recently spoke with Cheyenna Weber of SolidarityNYC...

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