Publications

Lessons from Citizen Journalism: The Promise of Community Philanthropy,” Media Impact Funders, March 2019.
Let’s Rethink Pedigrees in Philanthropy,” Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 12, 2019.
Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking – Foundation Center/GrantCraft, October 2018.
Giving Outsiders More Power Can Help Grant Makers Solve Problems” – Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 2018.
Dancing to the Top: How Collective Action Revitalized Arts Education in Boston” – Arts Education Policy Review, December 2017.

Participatory Grantmaking: Has Its Time Come? – Ford Foundation, November 2017.

Advocacy Funder Collaboratives: Everything Funders Need to Know – Foundation Center/GrantCraft, March 2017.

“From Burning Platform to Building People Power” (Co-author) – Greenpeace/ Mobilisation Lab, February 2017. </h4
Dancing to the Top: How Collective Action Revitalized Arts Education in Boston – EdVestors, May 2016.
Beyond Fundraising: What Does it Take to Build a Culture of Philanthropy? – Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, March 2016.
“Collaborative Engagement: The Future of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,” in Publicly Engaged Scholars (Post, M., et. al., Eds). Stylus Publishing, 2016.

21st Century Fundraising Requires Nonprofits to Shake Up Their Cultures,” Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 29, 2016.

Taking Civic Engagement to the Next Level” – PhilanTopic/Foundation Center blog, November 17, 2015.
What Does it Take to Build a Culture of Philanthropy?” – Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund – Blog post – February 29, 2016.
Let’s Put the Common Ground Back in the Conversation About Innovation,” Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 8, 2015.
Culture is Changing: Fundraising Needs to Change With It,” Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund blog post – April 7, 2015.
Pathways With Purpose: New York City Young Men’s Initiative: A Primer for Communities Breaking Down Racial Disparities and Providing Opportunities for Young Men of Color, Bloomberg Associates, October 2014.
Social Change Requires Foundations to Help Nonprofits Extend Their Digital Reach,” Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 25, 2014.
Should Consultants Be Thought Leaders?” – Alliance Magazine, June 1, 2014.
Nonprofits Must Leave the Kid’s Table” – Social Velocity Blog Post – April 22, 2014.
To Get to the Good, You Gotta Dance With the Wicked,” (Co-author), Stanford Social Innovation Review, September 19, 2013.
Open Debate, Not Politeness, Is What Fuels Innovation,” Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 16, 2013.
Case Studies:  “Foundation for the Mid-South and Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque,” National Civic Review (special edition): “Philanthropy and Resident Engagement: The Promise of Democracy”), 102(3), Fall 2013.
To Be Fearless, (Co-author) – Washington, D.C.: Case Foundation, 2012.
Searching for Certitude in the Nuance of Numbers” – Center for Effective Philanthropy blog post, November 2012.
What Strategy Is..and Isn’t. Hint: It’s Not Rocket Science.” Center for Effective Philanthropy, January 2012.
Innovation and Impact: Enough Talk, More Do” – Nonprofit Quarterly, November 2011.

From Command to Community: Transforming Leadership Education in Colleges and Universities – (Co-Editor) – New England Press, 2011.
Citizens at the Center [Evaluation]:  Lessons in Leveraging Public Participation from the Make it Your Own Awards (Co-author) – Case Foundation, 2011.
The Problem With Solo Engagement: An Interview with Doug McAdam“- Nonprofit Quarterly, March 2010.
What Do Donors Want?” – Nonprofit Quarterly, Winter 2010.
Working With Government: Guidance for Grantmakers (Co-author) – GrantCraft/Ford Foundation, Fall 2010.
An Inequitable Invitation to Citizenship: Non-College-Bound Youth and Civic Engagement (Co-author) – Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, 2009.
Funder Collaboratives: Why and How Funders Work Together (Co-author), GrantCraft/Ford Foundation, November 2009.
America’s Next Top Philanthropist” – Nonprofit Quarterly, December 2009.
One Degree of Separation: Prevalence of Paralysis in the U.S.” – Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, April 2009.
Nonprofits: The DNA of Democracy” – Nonprofit Quarterly, January 2009.
The Leadership Ladder: Fostering Volunteer Engagement and Leadership at New York Cares – New York Cares, January 2009.
Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations” (Book review) – Strategy Matters Blog, Fall 2008.
Does the Public Deserve a Voice in Foundation Grantmaking?” – Chronicle of Philanthropy, September 2007.
Program Focus to Policy Change: Encouraging Support for Advocacy” in Power in Policy: Foundation’s Guide to Public Policy and Civic Engagement, D.F. Arons (Ed.), Wilder Publishing Center: January 2007.
Citizens at the Center: A Refocused Approach to Civic Engagement” – Nonprofit Quarterly,Winter 2006.
New Times Demand New Scholarship: Research Universities and Engaged Scholarship: A Leadership Agenda for Renewing the Civic Mission of Higher Education – Tufts University/Campus Compact, 2006.
In Whose Interest: Do National Nonprofit Advocacy Groups Represent the Under-Represented?” – Nonprofit Quarterly, Summer 2006.
“The New Civics: A Seminal Moment: A Radical Proposal: A Comprehensive Approach to Civic Education” – Thresholds, 1(1), September 2005.
Thinking Outside the [Ballot] Box: A Broader Strategy for Political Engagement,” National Civic Review, Summer 2004.
Why Every Foundation Should Fund Nonprofit Infrastructure“(Co-author) –  Nonprofit Quarterly, (Special Issue), April/May 2004.
“The Path to Consensus: Coalition Building, Advocacy, Research and Communications Coverage for Success in Carnegie/CIRCLE Program” (Co-author) – Gold Book Online Case Study of the Month, Alliance for Nonprofit Management, 2004. University of Maryland, 2003.
“Consumer-Driven Health Care and Chronic Disease” (Co-author) – Consumer-Driven Health Care (R. Herzlinger, Ed.), Harvard University Press, 2004.
Civic Mission of Schools (Co-author). Carnegie Corporation of New York/Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement/University of Maryland, 2003.
“What Nonprofits Can Do For Us” – Carnegie Reporter, June 2002.
From Inspiration to Participation: Perspectives on Youth Civic Engagement, Grantmaker Forum on National and Community Service, 2001.
Stronger Links: New Ways to Connect Low-Skilled Workers to Better Jobs – Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2000.
Better Information, Better Outcomes? Use of Health Technology Assessment and Clinical Effectiveness Data in Health Care Purchasing Decisions in the United Kingdom and the U.S. – Milbank Memorial Fund, 2000.
Facing Off on Social Policy: Can the Left and Right Find Middle Ground?” – Social Service Review, June 1997.