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John Brothers
Dr. John Brothers is the principal of Quidoo Consulting and a senior fellow at the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. He teaches social policy at Rutgers University and nonprofit management at New York University; is the co-author of the book, Building Nonprofit Capacity; and is a frequent writer on the nonprofit sector for the Stanford Social Innovation Review and has served as visiting fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. For additional bio information, please visit

Entries by John Brothers

Cru, Formerly Campus Crusade for Christ, Loudly Trumpeting Troubling Anti-Gay Message Overseas

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 5:41 PM

A flyer commonly seen on college and university bulletin boards is a flyer for Campus Crusade for Christ, recently rebranded as "Cru." Cru's mission is to "[w]in, build, and send Christ-centered multiplying disciples who launch spiritual movements." The mission has found itself on 1,740 campuses around the globe...

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The Currency and Danger in the Storytelling of Leaders Overcoming Great Odds

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 2:54 PM

Several years ago I attended a retreat with a group of nonprofit leaders where everyone had to share their story in less than two minutes. When my turn was up, I gave the two-minutes I have always given.

I grew up in deep poverty and all the difficulties that...

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The Case of Bixi Bikes: A Learning Opportunity for Social Enterprise

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 7:16 PM

Living in and around New York City, it has been hard to miss the explosion of blue bicycles that have found themselves throughout the city streets. Last month, in warmer weather, I enjoyed one as I went from meeting to meeting in Manhattan. Those bikes were supplied by a Montreal-based...

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Drug Testing Should Be Applied to All "Welfare" Recipients -- Rep. Fincher Should Be First in Line

(4) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 1:47 PM

U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher (R-Tennessee) introduced the Welfare Integrity Act of 2013 last week, which would require random drug testing for illegal substances for welfare applicants and recipients. Rep. Fincher stated, "currently the federal government enables drug abusers a safety-net by allowing them to participate in the TANF program," Fincher...

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Why Charities Need to Push Government for a More Meaningful Partnership

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 10:30 AM

In 2010 I conducted a national survey with hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. The central area I was seeking to understand was the current relationship that nonprofits have with the federal government and what that relationship could be. When asked, "How would you describe your organization's involvement...

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The Misuse of the Nonprofit Sector

(10) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 7:20 PM

This week a Congressional panel of the House Ways and Means Committee will begin hearings on the nonprofit sector, focusing on the complexities of organizational and compliance issues related to public charities. Congressman Boustany (R-LA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, recently stated "over the last two decades,...

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