May 30, 2015

Policy/Social Context

FEATURED ARTICLES: POLICY/SOCIAL CONTEXT

On Human Creativity and the Liberal Arts: Walter Isaacson on Philanthropy

Walter IsaacsonIn its obsession with metrics and technology, the foundation sector seems to chronically undervalue the liberal arts. The Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson advised the audience at the 2015 Council on Foundations annual meeting to appreciate and value the liberal arts as some of the greatest scientific geniuses of our day, like Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs did. 

 

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Nonprofit Survey Results

Deja VuWhen looking at reports on the state of the nonprofit sector, NAF executive director Kate Barr finds themes that recur, over and over, and have for 25 years.

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Time to Praise Courageous Whistleblowers in FIFA Scandal

FIFAIf it weren’t for a couple of courageous whistleblowers, FIFA’s ongoing corruption might have never even encountered a hiccup. 

Nonprofit Hospitals Facing Increased Scrutiny

 

NewsThere are many reasons why some hospitals are having their nonprofit status challenged.

Putin on FIFA Arrests: A Nefarious Plot to Embarrass Russia!

President PutinVladimir Putin is really, really mad at the U.S. for the Department of Justice actions against FIFA bigwigs, but his motivations might be more than simply the newfound love of the World Cup to be played in Russia in 2018.

In the Conversation about End-of-Life Choices, Wisconsin Has a Lot to Say

End of life“Health system managers, payers, and policy makers…have a responsibility to ensure that end-of-life care is compassionate, affordable, sustainable, and of the best quality possible.”—Dying in America, the Institute of Medicine

Pros and Cons for Charities of Adopting Salary Ratios

Salary ratiosThis policy aims to ensure senior pay is not disproportionate to that of other staff. It’s one way we might begin to talk differently about salary and equity in the U.S. nonprofit sector.

What Might the Elimination of Nebraska’s Death Penalty Presage?

Death PenaltyWith the current climate’s appetite for change in the world of criminal justice, will the problems associated with the death penalty outweigh its benefits in the minds of legislators?