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With Charity for All: Are Nonprofits Delivering on their Promises?

Do charitable organizations actually deliver lasting impact—and do they deserve the public subsidy they receive?

With Charity for All: Why Charities are Failing and a Better Way to Give, a new book written by the former CEO of National Public Radio, presents a strong critique of the effectiveness and impact of nonprofits and raises important questions about the future of the sector. Some of these questions have been asked before by leaders in, and scholars of, the sector itself and have led to the social entrepreneurship movement and a greater focus within the nonprofit sector on clarifying goals, measuring progress, and transparency. Is it enough?


Elizabeth Boris, director, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute (moderator)

Ken Stern, author, With Charity for All; CEO of Palisades Media; and former CEO, National Public Radio

Sonal Shah, senior fellow, Case Foundation; former director, Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, The White House

Thomas Harvey, director, Nonprofit Excellence Program, University of Notre Dame; former president & CEO of Catholic Charities USA;  and co-author Nonprofit Governance

Date & Time Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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