Financial Times Philanthropy Conversation

The first guest column to the Financial Times for the philanthropy series put together by my editor Lauren Foster, was published recently. Rick Cohen, a national correspondent for Nonprofit Quarterly and former executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, is the first author. He takes on the presidential candidates’ commitment to philanthropy.

Throughout the New Hampshire presidential primary, non-profit activists questioned the candidates about their commitment, if elected, to promote charity and philanthropy.

Barack Obama said he would create a social entrepreneurship fund to support innovative, non-profit projects. Rudy Giuliani endorsed continuing federal tax deductions for charitable contributions and overall favourable tax treatment for non-profits. Mike Huckabee confirmed that non-profits certainly will have a place in his White House.

Yet most candidates’ past histories of non-profit and philanthropic engagement tell more…

You can read the full story here.

If you are interested in contributing to the series, read my prior post on the project.