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Pragmatic Politics

Written by: Rick Cohen

Date: January 30, 2005

Nonprofits were alert and active on the days leading up to the national elections. Many were mobilizing people for voter registration, others for nonpartisan get-out-the-vote programs. Foundations put a large chunk of money into these nascent… Read More

501(c)(4) Organizations: Maximizing Nonprofit Voices & Mobilizing the Public

Written by: Jeff Krehely

Date: January 30, 2005

Many of the most visible and politically active nonprofit organizations in the United States are classified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as 501(c)(4) social welfare groups. The National Rifle Association (NRA), National Organization for Women… Read More

Self-Auditing—A Futile Endeavor or a Credible Safeguard against Scandal for New York Nonprofits?

Written by: Sarah S. Miller

Date: November 30, 2004

After several financial improprieties were exposed at national and New York-based nonprofit organizations, New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer encouraged legislation mandating that nonprofit organizations establish audit committees. It is the expectation that the audit committees… Read More

Nonprofits and Philanthropy in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico

Written by: M. Carlota Baca and Teresa J. Odendahl

Date: November 30, 2004

Welcome to paradise. New Mexico, physically the fifth-largest state in the United States, is known for its multiculturalism, museums, opera, sunny skies and gorgeous vistas of high desert, mesas and mountains. Like anyplace else, we also… Read More

Policymaking by Consensus?

Written by: Jeff Krehely

Date: November 30, 2004

After months of rumors—and much hand-wringing in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors—the U.S. Senate Finance Committee finally held hearings on the string of recent scandals plaguing both nonprofits and foundations alike, and the current state of… Read More

Felonious Philanthropists

Written by: John Barkhamer, Jeff Krehely and Rick Cohen

Date: November 30, 2004

In the wake of June’s Senate Finance Committee hearings on corruption and malfeasance among some of the nation’s private foundations, one might think that foundations do not want to be associated with corporate leaders whose questionable… Read More

As the South Grows

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Responsive Philanthropy June 2021

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Black Funding Denied

Community foundation support for Black communities

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