Philanthropic Transparency: How Public Should Private Money Be?
Thursday, May 10, 2012 • 12:00–1:30 pm
Hosted by The Philanthropy Roundtable, the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, and the Aspen Institute Justice and Society Program
This panel is part of the Justice and Society Program’s series Intersections: Critical Conversations on Law, Justice, and Public Policy, which aims to enhance participatory democracy and to focus debate on issues intersecting law and social policy.
There have been movements to increase transparency for nonprofit organizations through both mandated and voluntary means. The Philanthropy Roundtable believes that transparency raises complex and important issues, and we are enthusiastic to host thought, discussion, and debate on the topic.
The panel featured experts from different areas of the nonprofit sector to bring a broad perspective to the discussion. Panelists included Rick Cohen, national correspondent for Nonprofit Quarterly, Jack Horak founder of the nonprofit organizations practice area at Reid and Riege Law Firm, Cindy Lott, senior counsel to the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School, and John Tyler, general counsel, secretary, and chief ethics officer at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Suzanne Garment, visiting scholar at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy, moderated the discussion.
For more information and discussion on this topic, visit the Alliance for Charitable Reform’s website.