The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Pablo Eisenberg http://philanthropy.com/section/Pablo-Eisenberg/219/ Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:26:35 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sun, 27 May 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[End the 'Witch Hunt’ Approach at Catholic Community-Organizing Fund]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131566/ http://philanthropy.com/article/End-the-Witch-Hunt-/131566/ The Campaign for Human Development, a Catholic group that provides $8-million a year to charities, has bowed too far to pressure from conservative bishops, casting out groups that have even the remotest association with organizations that oppose church teachings.

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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York Times Was Wrong to Abandon Philanthropy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131146/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-New-York-Times-Was-Wrong/131146/ As one of the last full-time reporters to cover nonprofits is reassigned to business coverage, the news media is no longer doing its job to hold charities accountable.

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Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fighting Fraud and Promoting Social Equity: a Nonprofit Agenda]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/130985/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fighting-FraudPromoting/130985/ Charity and foundation leaders need to figure out how to do a better job of serving a society that is divided over class, ideology, and financial scarcity.

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Sun, 04 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Misplaced Giving Priorities of America’s Wealthy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/130436/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Misplaced-Giving-Priorities-of/130436/ At a time when nonprofits are closing and demand for their services is rising, why are rich donors directing their money to causes that are not urgent, such as aiding the National Zoo’s pandas?

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Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Foundation Leader With Innovation and Risk-Taking in His DNA]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/130131/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Foundation-Leader-With/130131/ Owen Lopez's nearly two-decade tenure leading the McCune Charitable Foundation, in Santa Fe, ends this year, but his mark on philanthropy endures.

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Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:00:00 EST