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Donor-Advised Funds Reform Faces Violent Opposition, For Now

Written by: Alan Cantor

Date: October 01, 2014

Editor’s note: This post first appeared on the Alan Cantor Consulting blog. Arthur Schopenhauer said, “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being… Read More

What Is Foundation Transparency and Why Does It Matter?

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: August 12, 2014

In my role as a research assistant for NCRP’s Philamplify initiative, I have found that “transparency” is defined and applied differently from one foundation to the next. Not only is it rare to find details like… Read More

Stakeholder Engagement: Still a Philanthropic Learning Curve

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: August 05, 2014

Last week, Nonprofit Quarterly’s Anne Eigeman told a cautionary tale of stakeholder backlash (first reported by Wally Harbert in Third Sector). In “The Risk for Nonprofits in Excluding Stakeholders in Key Decision-Making,” she highlights the story… Read More

NCRP Calls on IRS to Investigate Otto Bremer Foundation

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: July 30, 2014

In response to the ongoing suspicious, and potentially illegal, behavior of the three trustees of Minnesota’s Otto Bremer Foundation, NCRP is now asking the IRS to investigate and take action if needed. NCRP’s executive director Aaron… Read More

Three Reasons the Woodruff Foundation Should Sell Some of Its Coca-Cola Stock

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: July 25, 2014

Founded by the former president of Coca-Cola, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation is as much of an Atlanta institution as the company Woodruff helmed for over 30 years. The foundation’s largest grants fund institutions such as… Read More

Meet the Freedom Funders: The Foundation Supporters of the Civil Rights Movement

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: June 16, 2014

Fifty years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, we’re at a point in history when many social justice victories have been achieved, and yet many basic civil liberties remain at risk. In… Read More


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