John Tyler

John Tyler is general counsel, corporate secretary, and ethics officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He serves on the board and as secretary of the Philanthropy Roundtable, is on the steering committee for the Alliance for Charitable Reform, and has also served on the Independent Sector’s public policy committee. Tyler has designed courses for Columbia University’s masters in nonprofit management program. He has written dozens of articles and book chapters on philanthropy and public policy, and frequently speaks on a wide array of topics related to the role of philanthropy in American society.

Charitable deduction as “subsidy”: does it really mean what some think it means?

John E. Tyler examines the use of the charitable deduction as “subsidy,” analyzing its implications for the nonprofit sector.

In defense of distinguishing charities from businesses

The charitable sector cannot withstand and will not long survive its erosion by presumptive conflation with business, whether by policy or otherwise.