Phillip Laper's Blogs

July 17, 2014 - 8:00am
By: Phillip Laper
We mentioned in an earlier blog post why the strength of Greater Milwaukee’s nonprofit sector is a policy issue worthy of some attention. Accordingly, in a new report released today, we take a look at revenue trends within the nonprofit sector and...
March 20, 2014 - 9:35am
By: Phillip Laper
As the Norman N. Gill fellow, my research exploring nonprofit revenue trends is a bit outside of the Public Policy Forum’s traditional focus, and so it’s worthwhile to explain why we feel this issue deserves some attention. Most clearly,...
January 8, 2014 - 9:00am
By: Phillip Laper
As we begin 2014, now is the time that we often take a moment to reflect on the past year and think of ways that we can improve upon it. As a result of this process, many people resolve to share a greater part of what they’ve earned with the causes...
October 8, 2013 - 8:00am
By: Phillip Laper
There’s a concept in economics known as a multiplier, which basically says that the initial impact of some action induces a secondary effect that may be even larger than that initial impact. Like a ripple effect.  The same principle applies to...