TONY PROSCIO is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and a consultant to foundations and major nonprofit organizations. His clients have included the United Nations Secretariat, the Ford, Robert Wood Johnson, F.B. Heron, and Rockefeller Foundations, the Atlantic Philanthropies, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the California Endowment, the Nonprofit Finance Fund, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. He offers strategic consulting on program design, planning, and evaluation; communication; and policy analysis and development. He is co-author, with Paul S. Grogan, of the book Comeback Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revival, which Ron Brownstein described in The Los Angeles Times as “the most important book about cities in a generation.” He is also the author of “In Other Words,” “Bad Words For Good,” and “When Words Fail,” three essays on civic and philanthropic jargon, published by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. New York Times columnist William Safire described “In Other Words” as “a gem,” and fellow Times writer A.M. Rosenthal praised its “skillful verbal archaeology.” In the 1990s Proscio was associate editor of The Miami Herald, where he was lead editorial writer on economic issues and wrote a weekly opinion column.