The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Pablo Eisenberg http://philanthropy.com/section/Pablo-Eisenberg/219/ Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:36:53 EST <![CDATA[Bill and Melinda Gates Should Focus on Fixing America’s Health-Care Problem]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149973/ http://philanthropy.com/article/BillMelinda-Gates-Should/149973/ Their foundation’s remarkable work overseas to end global disease is laudable, but why not also help the poor in the U.S.?

]]>
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Will the Council on Foundations Be a Change Agent or Just a Trade Group?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148901/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Will-the-Council-on/148901/ The organization has been in the doldrums, with weak boards, dissatisfied members, and an unclear mission.

]]>
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[America’s Press Needs to Stop Fawning Over Big Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148183/ http://philanthropy.com/article/America-s-Press-Needs-to/148183/ As newspapers cut back, fewer journalists are asking the tough questions that can keep philanthropy accountable.

]]>
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:18:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundation Trustees Shouldn’t Be Paid Millions of Dollars]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147863/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Trustees/147863/ News that three Bremer Foundation trustees received $1-million should spark a campaign about all fees that exceed a few thousand dollars a year.

]]>
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Jewish Charities’ Lack of Tolerance Maligns All Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146423/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Jewish-Charities-Lack-of/146423/ The vote last week by a major coalition of Jewish organizations to exclude a moderate group from membership represented a stand against openness inappropriate for any nonprofit.

]]>
Wed, 07 May 2014 09:34:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Richard Boone: a Tireless but Humble Advocate for the Poor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145353/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Richard-Boone-a-Tireless-but/145353/ A force behind many War on Poverty efforts including food stamps and Head Start, Mr. Boone, who died at age 86, was a risk taker and was always open to new ideas.

]]>
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:24:00 EDT
<![CDATA[War on Poverty Book Ignores the Programs Overall Successes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145165/ http://philanthropy.com/article/War-on-Poverty-Book-Ignores/145165/ The effort cultivated new leaders from poor and minority neighborhoods and pushed for serious changes in how local governments served the needy.

]]>
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Empowering the Poor to Become Leaders Was Key to the War on Poverty’s Success]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143875/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Empowering-the-Poor-to-Become/143875/ The effort spawned nonprofit founders, government leaders, and programs that still provide vital assistance to millions of people in need.

]]>
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Better Oversight by Nonprofit Leaders Can Help Prevent Fraud]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143161/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Better-Oversight-by-Nonprofit/143161/ When charities become victims of embezzlement and other crimes, the blame too often goes to the media for exaggerating the problem or to unscrupulous investors or employees.

]]>
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:12:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Rich Aren’t Doing Enough for the Poor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143041/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Rich-Aren-t-Doing-Enough/143041/ The income of America's wealthiest citizens has grown exponentially, but they still prefer to use their philanthropic gifts to have buildings named after them.

]]>
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA['Strategic Philanthropy’ Shifts Too Much Power to Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141263/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Strategic-Philanthropy-/141263/ Debate over the wisdom of the approach has thus far neglected the main problem: It reinforces the idea that nonprofits don't know what matters most.

]]>
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:35:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Poverty Is No Longer a Priority for Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140905/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Poverty-Is-No-Longer-a/140905/ A sign of the lack of concern came as few charities or foundations did anything to oppose the attempt in the House of Representatives to abolish food stamps.

]]>
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Congress Has Only Itself to Blame for IRS Troubles]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140029/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Congress-Has-Only-Itself-to/140029/ Lawmakers may point fingers at the IRS for the scandal over social-welfare groups, but they have never given the agency enough money or clout to serve as a serious watchdog.

]]>
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Attorney General Inquiry Into Hershey School Resolves Little]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139271/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Attorney-General-Inquiry-Into/139271/ The conclusions, which absolve leaders of wrongdoing, are hard to square with what journalists and advocacy groups have reported.

]]>
Wed, 15 May 2013 19:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Abuses Won’t Stop Without Tougher Regulators]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138591/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Abuses-Won-t-Stop/138591/ Federal rules on charities need to prevent self-dealing, excessive compensation, and other problems undermining trust in charities.

]]>
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundations Must Step Up Giving to Government Watchdogs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137909/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Must-Step-Up/137909/ President Obama's bad decisions about mixing money and politics, and his ill-considered use of community organizing, make clear why such groups need to be strong.

]]>
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 02:22:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Veteran Foundation Board Member’s Advice on Grant Making]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136971/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Veteran-Foundation-Board/136971/ Tom Scanlon, who spent 40 years in service to the Public Welfare Foundation, says it's bad to follow fads and skimp on small grants to new groups.

]]>
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:05:00 EST
<![CDATA[Rockefeller’s Political Grant Wastes Money]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136449/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Rockefeller-s-Political/136449/ The foundation's effort to insert itself into the mayor's race and take the side of businesses undermines its mission to help the neediest citizens.

]]>
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:21:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Should Focus on Gun Control—Not Donor Tax Breaks]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136373/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Should-Focus-on-Gun/136373/ The tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn. underlines the absurdity of the massive effort nonprofits have put into protecting the charitable deduction.

]]>
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Charities Shouldn’t Strive to Have One Central Voice]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134916/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Shouldn-t-Strive/134916/ Independent Sector's self-serving and opaque report calling for one organization to be a hub for nonprofit advocacy misses the mark and focuses on the wrong priorities.

]]>
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ford Needs a Smarter Approach to Newspaper Grants]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/133629/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Ford-Needs-a-Smarter-Approach/133629/ The foundation’s announcement that it is providing $500,000 to help The Washington Post strengthen its coverage is inappropriate and a waste of money.

]]>
Tue, 14 Aug 2012 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A United Way’s Misguided Focus on Big Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/133567/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-United-Way-s-Misguided/133567/ The District of Columbia United Way follows other donors that are increasingly causing the gap to grow between haves and have-nots in the nonprofit world.

]]>
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Broken Nonprofit Board System Needs a Fix]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/133223/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Broken-Nonprofit-Board/133223/ With so many boards failing to prevent financial and other wrongdoing, we need new ways to monitor charities and investigate whistle-blower complaints.

]]>
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:12:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Philanthropists Can Promote Democracy: Buy a Daily Newspaper]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/132729/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Philanthropists-Can/132729/ Grant makers and wealthy donors need to recognize that they can't promote their goals to improve society if the nation's daily newspapers keep cutting back.

]]>
Tue, 03 Jul 2012 08:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s Time to Ensure That Nonprofit Hospitals Serve the Poor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/132265/ http://philanthropy.com/article/It-s-Time-to-Ensure-That/132265/ Nothing the Supreme Court does in the coming days will force nonprofit hospitals to do more to serve the needy. Congress should remedy that situation now.

]]>
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Texas Scandal Shows Power of Media to Spotlight Charity Abuses]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131971/ http://philanthropy.com/article/U-of-Texas-Scandal-Shows/131971/ Reporters have come under criticism for questioning a powerful and respected nonprofit leader in Dallas, but without their efforts, nobody would have known about hundreds of thousands of dollars of inappropriate spending.

]]>
Sun, 27 May 2012 13:00:00 EDT