Rick Cohen | July 11 2013
The new regulations concerning the Combined Federal Campaign proposed by the Office of Personnel Management seem less geared toward solving problems and more toward passing the buck. At risk is the survival of the world’s largest workplace giving program.
Rick Cohen | October 2 2014
Much of what the ACA accomplished in its first year is attributable to the nonprofit sector. Here’s what nonprofits will confront in Year 2.
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Add billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II to the list of people who think they have a better way of rating and ranking corporations for their social responsibility—and, in the course of which, elevate their behavior and market attractiveness.
Bradley Foundation president and CEO Michael Grebe’s comment that he tries to maintain a clear boundary between his personal political engagement in Republican Party (and Scott Walker) politics and the nonpartisan activities of the conservative foundation he runs raises questions about how difficult that challenge might actually be—especially at Bradley.
An interesting defense of the proposed philanthropic contest at the Council on Foundations has emerged from the Case Foundation, touting contests as “market-based approaches” that can find innovative solutions to social phenomena such as local or national economic conditions—and somehow democratize philanthropy in the process.
The unusual situation of the Crimson Tide Foundation isn’t just that it purchased the home of University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and ferries him and potential ’Bama players around during recruiting trips in a foundation-owned airplane, but that the 501(c)(3) foundation doesn’t feel the need, legally or otherwise, to file a Form 990 with the IRS.
Progressives tend to be conflicted about social enterprise and broader issues of corporate social responsibility. The Cohen Report pulls the issues apart in this review of two social enterprise-focused conferences from earlier this year.
When a nonprofit is criticized by House Republicans as “left-wing community organizers,” our antenna goes up to sense an over-the-top attack. NeighborWorks America, the most unlikely “left-wing” group you’ll ever meet, got slapped with that epithet as part of an agenda to defund community-based housing counseling nonprofits.
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