November 13, 2011
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