New Effort Under Way to Spur Political Activism Among Charity Workers

A new organization began operations this month with a novel goal­: to get nonprofit advocates to plunge into partisan politics and support candidates who have solid plans to strengthen nonprofits in their communities.

CForward­—the brainchild of Robert Egger­, president of the D.C. Central Kitchen anti-hunger charity—plans to endorse candidates and funnel money to them through a political-action committee.

The group stands out in a field that has often