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BUILDING MOVEMENT PROJECT
Another project initiative is creating space for a group of service providers in Detroit to meet to discuss the state of social change work among social service agencies and develop ways they can integrate aspects of movement building into their work. The project will share that information on these and other activities and findings though publications, workshops, presentations at conferences, and on the projects website www.buildingmovement.org.
SESSION ON FAITH BASED AND COMMUNITY APPROACHES TO
THE NEW 2003-2005 HAUSER CENTER
Bowman (03-05), Kennedy School of Government, Public
ADVOCACY NGOS WORKSHOP
The workshop was proposed as the first in a series of forums with leaders of transnational civil society organizations to reflect on issues they define as critical in a complex and changing world. From a long list of issues, participants decided to explore in more depth the issues of legitimacy, transparency and accountability, and later in the workshop small groups discussed challenges posed by the WTO, relations with corporations, and relations with the UN as arenas for multilateral or unilateral decision-making. A brief report on the workshop will be made available this summer. For more information on the workshop series, please contact Erin Belitskus, Faculty Assistant to Dave Brown, at the Hauser Center, email@example.com.
THE PHILANTHROPY CLASSICS ACCESS PROJECT This project plans to produce on-line reissues of important books and articles that are no longer in print. Each republished work will include an introduction by a leading scholar reviewing its significance in the evolution of our understanding of philanthropy, nonprofits, and related issues. Organized by Peter Dobkin Hall and philanthropy scholar Richard Magat, the project has received initial funding from the Surdna Foundation.
ART AND SCIENCE
OF COMMUNITY PROBLEM-SOLVING PROJECT LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE ONLINE
Paper No. 19 " Democratic Accountability: The Third Sector and
All" by Robert E. Goodin
Chen has been asked to serve as a visiting professor at the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) Academy, in Ahmedabad, India. In celebration of SEWA's 30th anniversary, she is working on a project with SEWA's research staff to synthesize the numerous research studies conducted throughout the union's history. Themes of the project include history, membership, union structure, and impact.
Fremont-Smith spoke on "The Challenge of For-Profit Health Care Conversions" on June 18th at the 2nd Annual Partnership Conference on Public Health Law: The Public's Health in the 21st Century, sponsored jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.
Frumkin moderated a panel on foundation payout policy at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC on June 17. The panel featured Dorothy Ridings of the Council on Foundations, Rick Cohen of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and Congressman Roy Blunt, who has proposed a reform to foundation payout regulations.
Hall served as a panelist at the Commonwealth Forum, "Innovation and Economy: The Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Tight Fiscal Times," in Boston on March 7. Moderated by Tufts government professor James Jennings, the panel included Paul Grogan (Boston Foundation), Joanne Jaxitmer (Corporate Affairs-Mellon New England), and Ronald Preston (Secretary Massachusetts Department of Health & Human Services). The panel reviewed the impact of devolution and privatization on the state's public and nonprofit social service agencies and gave particular attention to problems relating to tax policy and the resources available to provide essential services.
Hall recently presented his paper entitled "Learning to Be Civic: Higher Education and Student Life at Harvard and Yale, 1890-1940" at the Kennedy School of Government Faculty Research Seminar.
In the spring term, Hall introduced a new course on the governance of nonprofit organizations (NPS 203). The course surveyed the nature of nonprofit corporations, charitable trusts, and membership associations as self-governing bodies, internal and external mechanisms of accountability, and the behavior, social, and ethical dimensions of board governance. The course will be offered as a module in the fall 2003 term.
Over the past year, Hall has created a Documentary History of Philanthropy and Voluntarism in America website. The site features free downloadable edited primary documents with interpretive texts and bibliographies.
recent publications include the following:
"A Historical Overview of Philanthropy, Voluntary Associations, and Nonprofit Organizations in the United States, 1600-2000," in Walter W. Powell & Richard Steinberg (eds.), The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook - Second Edition (New Haven: Yale University Press, in press).
"Historical Statistics of the United States Chapter on Voluntary, Nonprofit, and Religious Entities and Activities: Underlying Concepts, Concerns, and Opportunities" (with Colin B. Burke), Hauser Center Working Paper #14. Historical Statistics of the United States, for which this essay and statistical sets were prepared, is in press and is scheduled to appear in January 2004.
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