Rick Cohen

After almost 8 years as the executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), Rick Cohen became Nonprofit Quarterly as NPQ's national correspondent in 2006.  Prior to joining NCRP, he was vice president of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in charge of strategic planning.  He also served as vice president under Jim Rouse at the Enterprise Foundation (now Enterprise Community Partners), directing Enterprise's field programs.  Rick has also worked in the public sector as Director of Jersey City's Department of Housing and Economic Development and served as a consultant to numerous government agencies and nonprofits.  He began his professional career as a planner with Action for Boston Community Development, one of the nation's original anti-poverty agencies.  Rick has also authored or co-authored three books and numerous articles and op-eds for professional journals and newspapers, testified at Congressional committees and roundtables, and appeared on radio and television including the CBS Evening News, the ABC Evening News, the British Broadcasting Company, Fox News (including "the O'Reilly Factor"), CNN's American Morning, the Public Broadcasting System ("Religion and Ethics"), National Public Radio ("All Things Considered", "Morning Edition", and "Marketplace"), and others.  In 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, Rick was named to the NPT Power & Influence Top 50 list by The Nonprofit Times.  In addition to Rick's regular columns in Nonprofit Quarterly magazine, the NPQ Newswire, and NPQ's Cohen Report (http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org), he also writes investigative pieces for the Blue Avocado (http://www.blueavocado.org/).  In 2010, Rick won the gold National Azbee "news analysis/investigative" award of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (for his Youth Today article on the Promise Neighborhoods program and minOnline's Editorial and Design Award for Freelance Editorial and Design (for his Blue Avocado series on the demise of the Vanguard Public Foundation).

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The Humility of a Fundraiser

In order to be an effective fundraiser, you have to remember: it’s not about you.

No such thing as “work-life balance”: A review of Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life

David Bahnsen dismantles America’s flawed understanding of work and argues that work is fundamental to leading a productive and meaningful life.

GDT Podcast / Episode 52

What is private equity, and how does it work? Brent Beshore of Permanent Equity answers these questions and more this week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers.

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Tax Policy Matters for Charitable Giving

A new Philanthropy Roundtable Report underscores that a tax environment that encourages philanthropy strengthens the entire nonprofit sector.

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Highlighting the Best in Academia: Winners of the Heritage Foundation Academic Prizes

The Heritage Foundation announces its second annual awardees of the Freedom and Opportunity Academic Prizes.

GDT Podcast / Episode 51

We are kicking off the sixth season of Givers, Doers, & Thinkers with Jeremy Tedesco of the Alliance for Defending Freedom.

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Partnership in Practice: A Historic Gift to Bowling Green State University

An unprecedented gift from the Thompson Foundation to the university exemplifies the true partnership at the heart of successful college giving.

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