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The Complete Unacceptability of Torture, Part II

Andrew Napolitano isn’t the only one who’s right about the complete unacceptability of torture.  A wise man I know was right about it when it really counted: in 2005, when it was still going on and people were claiming it was essential to our safety.  The whole essay is worth your time, but if you’re... Read more »

"Quirky" college application questions display schools' bias

Last Sunday’s New York Times article lauding “quirky” college application questions infuriated the Nonprofiteer (and what doesn’t?). Despite her joy at having attention paid to her alma mater for something other than right-wing economics, she couldn’t help but notice that these are an example of what happens when nonprofits become more preoccupied with themselves than... Read more »

The Jackson sentence: Why are their children special?

The Nonprofiteeer doesn’t wish to be vengeful, but she must admit that it infuriates her to learn that the Jackson sentence allows Jesse Jr. and his wife Sandra to serve their prison terms one at a time so that one parent will always be free to take care of their children. Oh, it’s a fine... Read more »

Nonprofit Metrics: Chic But Counterproductive (or, Yer Cheatin' Heart)

Today’s insight about nonprofit metrics: “The more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor.” H/T The Nonprofit Quarterly This has become painfully clear in the... Read more »
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    The Nonprofiteer is Kelly Kleiman, principal of NFP Consulting, which provides Board development, strategic planning and fund-raising services to charities and philanthropies. Through her consulting practice and in her guise as The Nonprofiteer, Kelly has spent the past 25-plus years helping small and mid-sized nonprofits organize themselves better and raise more money. These days she focuses especially on helping them use high-skill volunteers. Kelly is also a lawyer and freelance journalist whose reportage and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and other dailies; in magazines including In These Times and Chicago Philanthropy; in the alternative press; on websites including the Huffington Post; and on the radio, including the BBC and WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. She and her fellow "Dueling Critic" Jonathan Abarbanel present a weekly podcast of their reviews of Chicago theater at DuelingCritics.net. Earlier in her career she was dean of admissions of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and Executive Director of the Chicago Children’s Choir, and practiced real estate and zoning law with the firm of Rudnick & Wolfe. Kelly holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Chicago. She was a founding Board member of the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits and also served for 5 years on the Board of the Association for Women Journalists–Chicago. She can be reached ("Dear Nonprofiteer . . .") at KellyNFP@yahoo.com.

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