Date(s) - 21/11/2019 - 23/11/2019
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Nonprofits, NGOs, and voluntary associations are inextricably linked to the economic, political, and socially polarized world in which we inhabit. As scholars and practitioners, we focus on the good that our sector brings to the world through NGO relief organizations aiding the displaced, philanthropists donating to help the poor and disadvantaged, activists peacefully organizing to bring change, faith-based institutions providing sanctuary and community. But there is also a dark side: hate groups organized as nonprofits advancing xenophobic, racist, and sexist agendas; dark money in politics undermining democratic processes and policies for the common good; and voluntary actions with the intention to cause harm. As scholars and practitioners, we call on the community to grapple with dualisms and the role of the sector to identify and ameliorate dichotomies, to champion successful bridging and bonding strategies, to courageously speak truth to power, and continue to advance missions and values for the common good.