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Foundation for the Carolinas Pressed Over Controversial Donations

Aaron Dorfman, CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, argues that community foundations "can't pretend to be neutral when [they] are facilitating harm against certain members of [their] community. Any entity that oversees donor-advised funds that… Read More

Sharon Alpert Set to Leave Nathan Cummings Foundation

Alpert is a board member of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. The group’s president, Aaron Dorfman, said he had not been given prior notice about Alpert’s planned departure from Cummings. The foundation’s decision to devote… Read More

Leadership Shift Underway at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

José Domínguez, director of development partnerships for the mid-Atlantic region at the League of Conservation Voters and a fellowship coach at the Obama Foundation, has been named vice president and chief operating officer of the National Committee… Read More

Why It’s So Hard for Foundations to Influence How Others Give

Sometimes a key step is to recognize that the map has changed and that it’s time to chart a new course. The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s program called Philanthropy’s Promise sought to encourage foundations to pledge that… Read More

Controversial donations not a new issue for Foundation For The Carolinas

“You can’t pretend to be neutral when you are facilitating harm against certain members of your community,” said Aaron Dorfman, CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. “Any entity that oversees donor-advised funds that is… Read More

It’s Time For Philanthropic Billionaires To Share Power

Over the past few months, several professionals who help manage the philanthropy of prominent billionaires have come to me seeking advice. The ultra-wealthy are feeling the heat from critics who are challenging how they use their… Read More


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