Margaret Henderson



"Nonprofits Should Fall Back, Regroup," guest editorial Philanthropy Journal, June 22, 2011.

“Options for Reporting Sexual Violence:  Developments Over the Past Decade,” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, by Sabrina Garcia and Margaret Henderson, May 2010.

“Blind Reporting of Sexual Violence,” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, by Sabrina Garcia and Margaret Henderson, June 1999, pp. 12-16.

“Hiring a Director for a Small Community-Based Nonprofit Agency:  A Step-by-Step Guide,” by Margaret Henderson and Kurt Jenne, Summer 2000, Popular Government

“Evolution of a Nonprofit, Part 1:  Determining the Organization’s Orientation,” by Margaret Henderson, Popular Government, Vol. 70, No. 1, Fall 2004.

“Evolution of a Nonprofit, Part 2: A Suggested Process for Change,” by Margaret Henderson, Popular Government, Fall 2004, published online at

Contributions to case studies in Board Member, published by BoardSource:

  • “Your Money or Your Mission,” September 2003, Volume 12, Number 6.
  • “Who’s the Boss?” November 2004, Volume 13, Number 7.

Publications co-authored with Lydian Altman and Gordon Whitaker, as a part of The Public Intersection Project,

  • “A Brief Guide to Local Government:  Twenty Questions Nonprofits Often Ask,” booklet published by the Institute of Government, Summer, 2000
  • (An expanded version of the above article was published in an Italian academic journal.)  “Il consolidamento delle relaioni tra le O np e gli enti locali; l’esperienza della Carolina del Nord, Maggio Guigna, 2002, ­Azienda Pubblica: Teora e prolemi di management.
  • “IOG Project Supports Local MH Reform Planning,” County Lines, April, 2002, p.7.
  • “Deciding to Fund Nonprofits:  Key Questions,” Summer, 2002, Popular Government.
  • “Accountability in Local Government-Nonprofit Relationships,” IQ Report, Volume 35, number 5, May 2003, International City-County Management Association.
  • “Community Problem-Solving,” Philanthropy Journal, February 24, 2004.
  • “Mutual Accountability Between Governments and Nonprofits, Moving Beyond ‘Surveillance’ to ‘Service,’” The American Review of Public Administration, Volume 34, Number 2, June 2004, SAGE Publications.
  • “Working Together,” Philanthropy Journal, August 10, 2004. (Guest column)
  • “Collaboration Calls for Mutual Accountability,” Public Management, Volume 86, Number 11, December 2004, pp. 16-20.
  • “Unhealthy Dependence,” Philanthropy Journal, December 28, 2004.
  • “Economic Impact,” Philanthropy Journal, April 11, 2005.
  • “Focus:  Partners in Public Service.  Strengthening Relationships between Local Governments and Nonprofits,” Reshape, issue #19, Summer 2006, pp 2-11.
  • The Public Intersection Toolkit, UNC School of Government, September, 2006, 135 pages.  A collection of exercises and resources for facilitators of cross-organizational efforts to collaborate to solve shared problems.
  • “Organization of Sexual Assault Programs,” the final report of a survey project sponsored by the NC Governor's Crime Commission and conducted in North Carolina during 2005-2006. 
  • "Working with Nonprofit Organizations," by Margaret Henderson, Lydian Altman, Suzanne Julian, Gordon P. Whitaker, and Eileen Youens, School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010.
  • "Positive Problem-Solving:  How Appreciative Inquiry Works,” by Margaret Henderson, Lydian Altman, Gordon Whitaker, and Sallie Lee, ICMA, 2011.