Foreword (Critical Issues Vol. 1)

DONATE Foreword – Critical Issues Vol. 1 Gara LaMarche, a long-time human and civil rights advocate, is president and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies. Before joining Atlantic, LaMarche served as vice president and director of U.S. Programs for the Open Society Institute. The debate inside and outside California about AB 624, the state bill that … Read more

Understanding AB 624

DONATE Understanding AB 624 Rick Cohen is the national correspondent of Nonprofit Quarterly magazine. Prior to joining NPQ, he was the executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, a national nonprofit philanthropic watchdog organization. He is a former member of the PRE advisory board. If one California state legislator has his way, his … Read more

With Foundations as Partners, Communities of Color Can Share Creative Visions

DONATE With Foundations as Partners, Communities of Color Can Share Creative Visions David Cournoyer is co-chair of the board of directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy, a Council on Foundations affinity group that seeks to build bridges between foundations and Native communities. He has worked at two national private foundations as well as the American … Read more

Our Dis-Ease with Race

DONATE Our Dis-Ease with Race Eva Paterson is the president and a founder of the Equal Justice Society, a national organization dedicated to changing the law through progressive legal theory, public policy and practice. Previously, she worked at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights for 26 years. As a cofounder and chair of the California … Read more

Fund Racial Justice Strategies, Not Just Diversity

DONATE Fund Racial Justice Strategies, Not Just Diversity Rinku Sen is the president and executive director of the Applied Research Center and publisher of ColorLines. Her latest book, The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization (Berrett-Koehler, www.accidentalamerican.us/the_book/) was released in September, 2008. She is a member of the PRE advisory board. … Read more

Can Counting Really Make the Difference?

DONATE Can Counting Really Make the Difference? Makani Themba is former executive director of The Praxis Project, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization supporting community-based policy and media advocacy nationwide. She is a member of the PRE advisory board. Every organized interest has a love-hate relationship with government regulation. We want clear public monitoring and benchmarks … Read more

Data Collection is an Important Tool for Building a More Vibrant Nonprofit Sector

DONATE Data Collection is an Important Tool for Building a More Vibrant Nonprofit Sector Arturo Vargas is the executive director of the NALEO Educational Fund, the leading nonprofit organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. He is also the board chair of ZeroDivide (formerly the Community … Read more