Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
November 2008 - Issue #45
Welcome to New Hauser Affiliates:
The Hauser Center welcomes
our new affiliates:
William F. Baker, Senior Research Fellow
Els de Graauw, Visiting Research Fellow
Joanna Hamilton, Faculty Assistant to Marshall Ganz
Sherine Jayawickrama, Domain Manager
Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of International Education
Jia Xijin, Visiting Research Fellow
Read more about new affiliates >>
Craft Workshops on Nonprofit Start-Ups:
As the Hauser Center
enters its second decade, one of our goals is to help
prepare Harvard students to be the next generation of
effective leaders in the nonprofit sector. We are excited
to offer for the first time a series of not-for-credit
“Craft Workshops on Nonprofit Start-Ups” that will teach
the nuts and bolts of starting, managing, leading and
sustaining a nonprofit organization.
October 3, 2008
Starting a Nonprofit Organization: Is a 501c(3) the best way to launch your innovative idea? Exploring options.
Co-presenters: Cheryl Dorsey, President/Echoing Green and Christopher Stone, Faculty Director/Hauser Center; Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice.
November 14, 2008
Creating and Nurturing a Value-Adding Board: Recruiting the right board; tapping board talent & resources; building a Board-CEO partnership; avoiding board-room dysfunction.
Co-presenters: William Ryan, Research Fellow/Hauser Center & Katya Fels Smyth, Principal & Founder/The Full Frame Initiative
Upcoming events in this series include:
December 19, 2008
Marketing: Identify your target audience (both for your mission & fundraising), articulate your core benefit to these audiences, define your strategies in terms of the P's of non-profit marketing, (positioning, price, promotion, packaging, policy, place).
Presenter: Sandy Hessler, Assistant Dean and Director, Office of Career Advancement, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS alum)
More info on workshops >>
Or contact: Anne Mathew, Director Non Profit Incubator Program
Leaders in Philanthropy Seminar Series:
This seminar series brings
new leaders from the major US charitable foundations to the
Hauser Center for discussions with faculty, students, and
other leaders about trends in US philanthropy and their
ambitions for the nonprofit sector.
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October 1, 2008
David M. Walker, President and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Read more and watch event on video >>
November 12, 2008 Luis A. Ubinãs , President, Ford Foundation
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Upcoming events in this series include:
December 11, 2008 Gara LaMarche President and CEO, The Atlantic Philanthropies
3:00 – 4:30 pm Harvard Kennedy School, Bell Hall
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NGO Leaders in
Humanitarian Aid and Development Seminar Series:
“Greater Influence, Growing Threats: The Shifting Landscape for NGOs”
Sam Worthington, President and CEO of InterAction
November 14, 2008
“From Poverty to Power”
Duncan Green, Head of Research, Oxfam Great Britain
Lant Pritchett, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School.
November 18, 2008
Charlie MacCormack, President and CEO, Save the Children
Fainsod Room, 12 - 1:30 pm
Upcoming events in this series include:
December 8, 2008
Nancy Lindborg, President, Mercy Corps
Bell Hall, time tentatively 12 - 1:30 pm
More info on these seminars >>
Dobkin Hall will receive ARNOVA's
Distinguished Achievement and Leadership Award for 2008. He
will accept the award during an awards luncheon at the
annual ARNOVA conference November 20-22nd in Philadelphia, PA.
Srilatha Batliwala, Alnoor Ebrahim and Dave Brown were panelists on “International Advocacy Network Governance and Architecture: Implications for Performance and Accountability” at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Third-Sector Research in Barcelona, Spain from July 9-12th. This panel focused on papers written as part of the research program on Governance and Architecture of International Advocacy NGOs and Networks.
Dave Brown participated in the CIVICUS World Assembly in Glasgow, Scotland from June 17-21st. He continues to serve on the advisory committee to the CIVICUS Program on Civil Society Legitimacy, Transparency and Accountability.
Dave Brown presented a paper on “International Advocacy NGOs and Networks, Accountability and Global Governance” at the Study Group of Eminent Scholars on Civil Society Engagement in National and Global Governance at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 21st.
As Co-chair of the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS, Peter Bell participated in the conferences of the Coalition of Children Affected by AIDS and the International AIDS Society in Mexico City, Mexico July 31 - August 7. The Joint Learning Initiative has brought together 60 researchers, policymakers, donors, advocates and practitioners and a much broader network of stakeholders to sift through the evidence on what approaches are likely to be most effective in supporting and caring for children affected by HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty.
On October 2nd, Peter Bell delivered the annual Jarivs Lecture before the students, faculty and trustees at Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, the oldest continuously operated school in the U.S. Bell spoke about the role of NGOs in seeking to reduce global poverty and in working toward a better world.
Marty Chen was interviewed for the Insights series of video-taped interviews with HKS faculty in June 2008 on the topic of the working poor in the informal economy. The interview was featured on the HKS website in September 2008: click here to see the video clip and transcribed interview.
Marty Chen was a featured speaker in a High Level Forum entitled “Working Out of Poverty: A Decent Work Approach to Development and the MDGs” organized by the International Labour Office (ILO) and Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative (RR/EGI) on September 22, 2008 in New York. The Forum was organized to strengthen commitment to the Decent Work Agenda during the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, particularly within the High Level Meeting on Africa’s Development Needs and Challenges, and at the High Level Event on the MDGs. Realizing Rights President Mary Robinson, ILO Director General Juan Somavia, and SEWA Founder and Elder Ela Bhatt (who received an honorary degree from Harvard University in 2001 and was the graduation speaker at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2006) led the discussions with Presidents and Ministers, international organizations, workers and employers associations, companies and civil society organizations, to build the political will, multi-stakeholder dialogue and technical support that can create innovative employment and decent work policies and programs needed to achieve development and poverty reduction outcomes that are sustainable and inclusive.
Hauser Center in the
In the November 14th Chicago Tribune
article “Top aides split over grass-roots
Ganz is quoted on
leveraging the power of Barack Obama's volunteers.
Marshall Ganz comments on Barack Obama’s victory in the November 4th CQ Politics article “Obama Wins; America Elects Its First Black President.”
Archon Fung’s online project to track voting conditions was cited in the October 29th Boston Globe article “Mapping voter problems next Tuesday.” This project was also mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article after the election on November 5th, “Voters post experiences online.”
Marshall Ganz is quoted in the October 29th Wall Street Journal article “Campaigns Try New Web Tactics In Battle to Tap Fresh Supporters” about new uses of the internet to garner campaign support.
The October 27th HBS Working Knowledge article “Achieving Excellence in Nonprofits” contains an interview with Dutch Leonard.
Marshall Ganz’s history in grassroots community organizing is highlighted in the book review for Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. The review appeared in the October 26th edition of the Daily Kos.
Dutch Leonard was quoted in the October 4th Associated Press article “Blog on meat plant was astroturf, not grassroots” about corporate supported entities disguised as grassroots.
In the September 24th, article “Reality show” in Canadian Business Online, Marshall Ganz is quoted on the American presidential election system.
Christine Letts and Dutch Leonard are both quoted in the US Daily article “Clinton summit hopes for generosity amid turmoil” from September 22nd, on the U.S. economic crisis and charitable donations.
Christopher Stone is quoted in the September 21st Memphis Commercial Appeal article “School cops: Is it time?” about a potential police force in Memphis public schools.
Mark Moore is mentioned in the August 27th Boston Globe article “Harvard scrutinizing its police on race” for his participation in a review committee of the Harvard police force, as convened by Harvard’s President Drew Faust.
In the August 14th India Times article “Making public services in India efficient and equitable” Mark Moore’s work on creating public value and its relevance to public services in India is featured.
More In the News >>
Brown, Creating Credibility: Legitimacy and
Accountability for Transnational Civil
Visit the Virtual Book Tour >>
William F. Baker and Michael O’Malley, Leading with Kindness: How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results
Steven Lawry, The Parable of the Professor and the Foundation: Lessons in Philanthropic Accountability, Risk, and Impact, Hauser Center Working Paper # 44
Marion R. Fremont-Smith, Governing Nonprofit Organizations: Federal and State Law and Regulation
In September, Marty Chen’s case study on SEWA entitled “A Spreading Banyan Tree: the Self-Employed Women’s Association, India” was published in an edited volume called From Clients to Citizens: Communities Changing the Course of Their Own Development, edited by Alison Mathie and Gordon Cunningham of the Coady Institute, Canada.
See Other Books by Hauser Center Authors >>
Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing
The WIEGO network held a Board
meeting in Geneva, Switzerland in early June 2008. It
was the first meeting of the WIEGO Board since WIEGO was
registered as a not-for-profit company limited in the
United Kingdom. The first day of the Board meeting
focused on WIEGO’s progress and plans; the second day
focused on the legal and financial requirements of being
a not-for-profit company limited and applying for
charity status in the UK. Prior to registration in the
UK, WIEGO had received and managed funds through fiscal
intermediaries. Since registering the UK, WIEGO has
opened a small office and a bank account in the UK.
After seeking further tax and legal advice in the UK,
the Management Committee (or Executive Committee) of the
WIEGO Ltd. Board approved in August 2008 a set of
decisions and actions that made WIEGO eligible for
charity status in the UK.
Over the summer, Marty Chen wrote a briefing paper on informal and poverty for the UN Poverty in Focus report, an entry on the informal economy for the International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, a regional review on informality in South Asia for the Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida), two reviews (one of an OECD book on the informal economy, the other of a prospective journal article in Feminist Economics), and several new pages for the WIEGO website. In July, a set of personal and technical reflections by a group of mainstream economists, WIEGO researchers (including Chen), and activists from the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) who are engaged in an on-going dialogue about the nature, behavior, and regulation of labor markets was published electronically as a compendium (the third in a series): see 2008 Dialogue, Ahmedabad and Delhi: Compendium of Personal and Technical Notes.