Volkswagen Scandal

The Philanthropy of a Corporate Cheat: Volkswagen

If you’ve been the beneficiary of philanthropic support from Volkswagen, the news that the company has brazenly lied—for several years—to car-buyers, the public, and the U.S. government as a whole about the emissions levels of its diesel cars might make you question exactly what Volkswagen was trying to achieve with its corporate giving. 

Indicators Were There before Current Investigation into SourceAmerica: Lessons for Nonprofits

The CNN report on several federal investigations looking into allegations of mismanagement and corruption in the AbilityOne program that subsidizes federal agencies contracting with nonprofits that employ most blind or severely disabled workers didn’t really address one important part of the story—that the shortcomings in oversight and accountability practices in AbilityOne have been long known, but the federal government and Congress haven’t taken action to make the needed improvements.