Controlling The $$$ Of Charities

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    Yes Virginia, even if you wish to donate to charity there are those that know the government should take control:

    Activists Want to Redistribute Philanthropic Wealth Based on Racial Quotas - WSJ.com

     
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    The only charity I plan to give to is my local humane society, dogs don't give a shit what color you are!
     
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    I don't know about that...I've just read the executive summary of the thing (thus far, I'll read it all sooner or later) and I'm not seeing that.

    Perhaps the devil is in the details.

    http://www.ncrp.org/files/paib-execsum_lowres.pdf
     
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    New ways for the gubamint to take yer' money. They never stop do they?
     
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    You so don't know what you're talking about, MS.

    Not that I don't think governments are about the business of exploiting the people, but in this case that has nothing to do with it.
     
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    It's not about exploitation, it's another way to redistribute wealth & power...
     
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    Why the attempt to mislead people? I'm sure there are enough things done by our government that deserve genuine criticism. The WSJ is in the toilet.

    What we have here is one private group pushing for other private groups to give in socially acceptable ways. Big deal.

    The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), established in 1976 and based in Washington, DC, is a privately-funded non-profit organization that conducts research on and advocates for greater accountability, transparency and a focus on social justice in the philanthropic sector. NCRP is unique in that it is the only existing national progressive watchdog of philanthropy in the United States.

    1976 – NCRP is founded by the Donee Group, a coalition of nonprofit leaders, to urge philanthropy to serve vital public needs.
    1977 – NCRP challenges United Way’s giving strategies, advocating for funding of grassroots social change.
    1980 – NCRP’s publication, Foundations and Public Information: Sunshine or Shadow?, encourages foundations to be more financially transparent and accountable.
    1981 – NCRP helps establish local committees for responsive philanthropy to increase awareness of community foundation giving practices.
    1985 – NCRP assists in hosting the first National Conference of Women’s Funds, from which the Women’s Funding Network was created.
    1991 – NCRP initiates a study of community foundations in America’s largest cities, including Denver, Philadelphia, Seattle, Atlanta and Chicago.
    1997 – Sally Covington's Moving a Public Policy Agenda: The Strategic Philanthropy of Conservative Foundations is published. This groundbreaking research ignites debate and discussion among progressive and mainstream foundations that continues today.
    1999 – Executive Director Rick Cohen steps in for Robert Bothwell, continuing NCRP’s 23-year legacy as the nation’s only progressive philanthropic watchdog.
    2002 - NCRP begins publication of annual State of Philanthropy reports.
    2004 – NCRP testifies in front of the Senate Finance Committee on the need for increased public accountability for philanthropy.
    2006 - Rick Cohen steps down as Executive Director; Mary Lassen appointed Interim Executive Director
    2007 - Aaron Dorfman appointed Executive Director.




    National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Ravi, people have a right to give to charities based upon what they think they will do. The government and it's lobbyists have failed to cope successfully with much they are charged with.
     

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