Art and the Path of Transformation

  My company, Red Ladder Theatre Company, has been in place for 22 years, and our mission is to work with a wide variety of disenfranchised populations within the greater San Jose community – incarcerated…

Opportunity Served by the Dozen

“We don’t hire people to bake brownies, we bake brownies to hire people.” That is the motto of Greyston Bakery located in Yonkers, New York where one in three residents lives in poverty. Greyston has…

Pulling the Threads Through

Our organizational structures often create barriers to more effective collaboration in the sector. How do we fix that? Society is becoming more diverse but the sector is not. How do we begin to better reflect…

Bold Goal First, Growth Funding Second

How planning for transformational change can galvanize funding as well as impact Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is a national nonprofit committed to transforming how individuals in need access public benefit programs, such as the Supplemental…

A Conversation with Eric Nee

More than 50 years after President Johnson began the “War on Poverty” the scourges of poverty and inequality rage on. Each day, and in a range of ways, IS members fight back. Claire Wellington spoke…