With the growing opacity in the trends of using LLC's for social giving, a new conversation on the lasting question of transparency and philanthropic freedom needs to be had.
"One step forward, one step back. That’s the story when it comes philanthropy and transparency in recent times. You could even argue that we’ve taken two steps back lately, amid the rise of big, new opaque foundations, the spread of donor-advised funds, and now the greater use of private companies to spearhead social investments.
"Darkness is growing in the philanthrosphere, and that’s a problem for a bunch of reasons. Which is why it’s time for a new, different conversation on the age-old topic of transparency and philanthropy."--David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy