Nonprofit Chronicles

Journalism about foundations, nonprofits and their impact

What is the purpose of charity? I’ve been thinking about that question since coming across a fascinating observation about the purpose of government and the purpose of business, and how often we confuse the two. It came from an October 1990 opinion column by a journalist named Donald Kaul, and it was cited recently in Tim …

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It happens every spring. Along with friends and “shulmates” from Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD, I spend a Sunday (or, sometimes, two) volunteering for a project called Sukkot in Spring.  It’s organized by Yachad, a Washington, D.C., based nonprofit that mobilizes skilled and unskilled volunteers, along with money and donated supplies and equipment, to fix …

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