The Contract for the American Dream was a project of the far left MoveOn.Org. A whole host of other liberal and leftist organization were also partners in the Contract for the American Dream campaign including Planned Parenthood, Progressive Congress.org, Progressive Democrats of America, Daily Kos, People for the American Way, and Code Pink.
A long time staffer (unsure if he had the title Executive Director, but he was the public face of the organization), Mike Hodge was a community organizer trained in the Saul Alinsky tradition. Hodge now works for the progressive group NOAH. In addition to that overtly leftist Contract for the American Dream effort, NRC often engaged in activity, that while not terribly offensive, was more suited to an organization such as a labor union or political organization rather than a non-profit claiming a charitable purpose.
At one time NRC was heavily funded by the United Way and received funding from other sources. Having lost their United Way funding and some other sources of funding, the organization has fallen on hard times. Today they announced they were selling their building which is an old historic Nashville city fire hall.
The tax assessors office list the value of the property at $340,000 but in this quickly improving neighborhood, who knows what this historic structure would sell for. It would be a shame if NRC could sell the property and fund their political activity with the proceeds. A review of the deed (follow this link and click "view deed") says that if the property fails to be used by the purpose of the 501(c)(3) charter of the organization, the property diverts back to metro. However, the organization can sell the property to another 501(c)(3) organization. Can they sell to another 501(c)(3) and pocket the money? If there is a civic minded attorney or other civic minded person with talent for dealing with issues of this nature who would be interested in getting involved in this issue, someone needs to watch this pending change in the use of this building and ensure there is not some slight of hand than enriches NRC.