December 14, 2012, 12:00 - 2:00 PM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
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The Nonprofit Sector
A discussion about nonprofit priorities in policy debates, with a focus on a recent report from Independent Sector, Beyond the Cause: The Art and Science of Advocacy. The first part of that report discussed practices that promote success in advocacy by nonprofits and their coalitions and was well received, but the second part engendered controversy. It addressed 6 policy issues affecting nonprofit operations, including the charitable deduction, and recommended that significant resources be dedicated to a convening of groups to advocate in behalf of the sector on these issues.
The report drew praise from many in the nonprofit sector, and criticism from others, including the Alliance for Justice and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.
Speakers discussing this new report and nonprofit advocacy priorities in 2013 included Nan Aron, President of the Alliance for Justice; Steve Taylor from the United Way; President and CEO of Independent Sector Diana Aviv; and Field Director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Sean Dobson. Hudson Institute Senior Fellow William Schambra moderated the discussion.
Required ReadingBeyond the Cause: The Art and Science of Advocacy, Independent Sector, Revised edition: November 8, 2012.
Nan Aron, "AFJ Weighs In: Independent Sector’s New Report ," Alliance for Justice, October 26, 2012.
Aaron Dorfman, "Study about Nonprofit Advocacy Spoiled by Outrageous, Self-Serving Recommendations," National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, October 19, 2012.
Pablo Eisenberg, "Charities Shouldn’t Strive to Speak in Only One Voice," The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 9, 2012.
Program and Panel11:30 a.m.
Registration, lunch buffet
Introduction by Bradley Center Director William Schambra
Nan Aron, President of the Alliance for Justice
Diana Aviv, President and CEO of Independent Sector
Sean Dobson, Field Director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Steve Taylor, Senior Vice President and Counsel for Public Policy at United Way
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