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Why My Nonprofit Has No Executive Director

Why My Nonprofit Has No Executive Director

By Niloufar Khonsari, Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine Also we don't have an ED anymore either! Excerpt: "We researched other democratically governed nonprofits and political organizations. Although we didn’t find any that had no executive director, we learned about various ways that organizations distributed authority. Our key role models were AORTA, Sustainable... Continue Reading

Secret Sweeties as a liberatory practice

Secret Sweeties as a liberatory practice

The Law Center team recently had four unplugged days together at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center after two and a half years apart. Our retreat priorities were to (re)connect and listen to one another, to listen to the lush beautiful land at OAEC, and to better understand each other's values... Continue Reading

Lessons from Poor Magazine’s People Skool Part 2 of 2 - Sustainable Economies Law Center

Lessons from Poor Magazine’s People Skool Part 2 of 2 - Sustainable Economies Law Center

Read Part 1, "Telling Other Priviledged People What I Learned".   Continue Reading

Mutuality Month Recap and Resources

Mutuality Month Recap and Resources

We chose the sunflower and the bee to represent Mutuality Month to demonstrate how our needs bind us, and how that connection can create a life sustaining ecosystem. Without the flower, the bee would have no way to collect nectar and pollen, a food source for the insect that includes... Continue Reading

Lessons from Poor Magazine’s People Skool - Part 1 of 2

Lessons from Poor Magazine’s People Skool - Part 1 of 2

I’m writing this blog post in response to a request I received as a student in Poor Magazine’s People Skool: Tell other privileged people what you learned. So while I welcome all readers, this post is directed at you if you benefit from race, class, or educational privilege. Added urgency... Continue Reading

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