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Posted 4.6.12

Now online is the Spring 2012 issue of Nonprofit Management and Leadership, a leading publication in the nonprofit studies field. The lead article, "Grantmaking as Advocacy: The Emergence of Social Justice Philanthropy," identifies characteristics of foundations that are propelled by an activist progressive social reform agenda. Learn about the "radical flank" that influences the grantmaking agenda in the United States.

The 2002–03 economic downturn led to the exploration of "How Organizational Characteristics Affect the Adaptive Tactics Used by Human Service Nonprofit Managers Confronting Financial Uncertainty." Readers may be a bit surprised to discover which attributes are associated with successful adaptation.

For the past several years, students at many colleges and universities have engaged in "service learning," a type of experiential education that partners student skills with societal needs. The authors of "Service-Learning from the Supply Side: Community Capacity to Engage Students" characterize the community as the educational supplier, and they find reason to be optimistic regarding ongoing supply.

Other articles deal with the effects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on nonprofits, the role of transformational leadership in artistic ensembles, and volunteers and the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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