The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Leslie Lenkowsky http://philanthropy.com/section/Leslie-Lenkowsky/217/ Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:10:05 EDT <![CDATA[Confusion Over Conflict-of-Interest Laws Fuels Inappropriate Charges]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141727/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Confusion-Over/141727/ Instead of debating differences in policies, activists increasingly raise questions about conflicts.

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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[IRS Should Allow Social-Welfare Groups Unlimited Advocacy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139335/ http://philanthropy.com/article/IRS-Should-Allow/139335/ The inspector general's report on the Tea Party scandal teaches an important lesson about the inherent difficulty of trying to regulate an activity that is impossible to define.

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Thu, 16 May 2013 12:28:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charitable-Deduction Fight Distracts From Battle With Bigger Stakes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138287/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charitable-Deduction-Fight/138287/ As governments seek to narrow tax exemptions, nonprofits need to find new ways to show why they deserve to avoid levies.

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Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why the Charitable Deduction Is Unlikely to Change]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137479/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-the-Charitable-Deduction/137479/ Nobody is willing to ask the hard questions about why giving gets a tax subsidy from the federal government, and too little is known about what would happen if the break were curtailed.

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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Realistic Film on Philanthropy Doesn’t Get Box-Office Appeal]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135332/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Realistic-Film-on-Philanthropy/135332/ "Little Red Wagon" tells an inspiring story, but Americans seem to prefer to see donors as wealthy scoundrels or superheroes who can work wonders with a simple check.

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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stark Choices About the Common Good]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135026/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Stark-Choices-About-the-Common/135026/ Nonprofits should listen hard to how voters (many of them charity donors) grapple with questions about the responsibilities of government and individuals.

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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Livestrong Will Survive Lance Armstrong’s Struggles]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/133966/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Livestrong-Will-Survive/133966/ The group's efforts to develop a strong identity beyond its founder are a key reason it isn't facing the problems that have plagued some other celebrity-driven charities.

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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:50:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Court’s Health-Care Ruling Offers Little-Noticed Threat to Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/132739/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Court-s-Health-Care-Ruling/132739/ The legal logic in the majority opinion makes it far easier for lawmakers to increase government control of tax-exempt groups and limit write-offs for donors.

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Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Unlocking Government Aid for Religious Groups]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/130646/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Unlocking-Government-Aid-for/130646/ A Supreme Court decision removes the roadblocks that have made it hard for federal dollars to flow to faith organizations.

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Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[New Poverty Figures Offer Lessons for Grant Makers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129960/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Poverty-Figures-Offer/129960/ Nonprofit aid to people who face temporary setbacks, such as loss of a job or an illness, can make a big dent in reducing the number of poor Americans.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Philanthropy’s Missed Opportunities After 9/11]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/128739/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-s-Missed/128739/ Little progress has been made in nurturing the civic spirit that emerged after the attacks or improving how Americans interact with the parts of the world where the 2001 attacks originated.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Venture Capitalist’s Venture Philanthropy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/128009/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Venture-Capitalist-s/128009/ Peter Thiel, a backer of companies like PayPal, seeks to nurture entrepreneurs by persuading them to drop out of college and learn to build a business.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Robert Payton’s Legacy: How to Educate Nonprofit Leaders]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/127623/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Robert-Payton-s-Legacy-How/127623/ The former head of the Exxon Education Foundation urged nonprofit leaders to gain a broad education, not just technical skills—and often asked them to ponder whether they lived for philanthropy or off philanthropy.

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Wed, 25 May 2011 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Fraud Isn’t Widespread]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/127268/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Fraud-Isn-t/127268/ The Three Cups of Tea controversy is not a sign that abuses are rampant in the nonprofit world, as least as far as the evidence shows, writes Leslie Lenkowsky, a Chronicle columnist.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Do Foundations Recognize Their Limits?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/126576/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Do-Foundations-Recognize-Their/126576/ A foundation's examination of mistakes it made in an ambitious antipoverty effort raises questions about whether grant makers can really promote big social changes, says a Chronicle columnist.

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Sun, 06 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Verdicts on Charity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/66179/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Verdicts-on-Charity/66179/ The Supreme Court session that ended last month protected the basic principle of charity: that Americans can give freely to any cause they choose, write two nonprofit scholars.

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Sun, 11 Jul 2010 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrities Don’t Always Bring Charities Much More Than Glitter]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/65078/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Celebrities-Don-t-Always/65078/ Celebrities have become more prominent in the world of philanthropy, but their involvement is not always helpful to good causes.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Charities Grow in China, They Challenge Government’s Dominance]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/64484/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Charities-Grow-in-China/64484/ As philanthropy grows in China, the government views it with ambivalence.

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Sun, 07 Mar 2010 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/63733/ http://philanthropy.com/article//63733/ Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:38:00 EST <![CDATA[A New Era for Nonprofit Advocacy?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/63751/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-New-Era-for-Nonprofit/63751/ Last week's Supreme Court ruling changed the ground rules for how much businesses can spend to finance political campaigns, notes Leslie Lenkowsky, a Chronicle of Philanthropy columnist. But the ruling also opened the door for more extensive political activity by nonprofit groups, raising new questions for causes of all kinds.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:03:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nobel Prize Winner's Work Shines Light on Altruism]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/57720/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nobel-Prize-Winners-Work/57720/ The lessons for philanthropy in the research of the new Nobel laureate in economics.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Appreciating Irving Kristol's Impact on Philanthropy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/56712/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Appreciating-Irving-Kristols/56712/ Thu, 01 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Lights, Camera, Generosity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/56792/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Lights-Camera-Generosity/56792/ Thu, 18 Jun 2009 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Why Is Global Poverty Still So Widespread?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/56751/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Is-Global-Poverty-Still-So/56751/ Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Government Activism vs. Private Charity: What's Best?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/56833/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Government-Activism-vs/56833/ Thu, 12 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Habitat for Humanity's Founder Blended Old and New Philanthropy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/57297/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Habitat-for-Humanitys-Founder/57297/ Thu, 26 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST