A charity dedicated to clearing land mines linked to the British royal family is in a mess concerning a secret deal to supplement the CEO’s salary with money to send his kids to a private boarding school.
Remember the Chinese philanthropist who threw the fancy luncheon for homeless New Yorkers and then left amidst confusion and charges of reneging on commitments to help? It seems that now he feels that he got scammed by a New York-based nonprofit himself.
The Manhattan Institute’s Howard Husock and this newswire writer have crossed ideological swords at many times over the years and will likely to do so many times more in the future. But Husock’s column in Forbes criticizing “crony philanthropy” as practiced by corporate foundations resonates with us.
What happens in Detroit this week won’t stay in Detroit. The “Grand Bargain” to save the Detroit Institute of Arts and help capitalize the starving Detroit pension funds will set the participating foundations on an unprecedented course of action and speak volumes to foundations elsewhere in the nation facing fiscally troubled cities.
Memo to Dan Snyder and the people he recruits to blog for his revamped public relations effort to defend his NFL team’s use of a racial slur as its name: Time’s up. Recruiting politically liberal bloggers and coming up with new charitable efforts for Native Americans won’t undo the racism built into the team’s name.
Women as bylined op-ed or commentary writers in mainstream media are in short supply compared to their male counterparts on most topics, particularly the economy, global politics, national politics, education, health, and the environment. What is the balance between men and women as bylined commentators on nonprofits and foundations?