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April 6, 2019

New Guidelines for Nonprofits by Kathleen Robinson & Jimmy LaRose

New Guidelines for Nonprofits reminds me of my youth. My name is Jack Horak and when I was growing up in the 1960s, it was common for parents of school age children to buy an encyclopedia for use in the home. In fact, there were door to door salesmen who sold their encyclopedia’s to families as a compendium of world knowledge that their school aged children should have at home, arranged alphabetically over several volumes, […]
April 26, 2019

NANOE Has It Right – They’re Not Your Grandparent’s Nonprofit Association

NANOE has it right. As I mentioned in last month’s column, I attended and spoke at the annual meeting of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) in Charleston on March 26th and 27th. Why does NANOE has it right? NANOE is not your “grandparent’s nonprofit association” in that it is bold and brave enough to bring truly independent and unconventional thought to the nonprofit public square — and is not shy about […]
October 17, 2019

Jack Horak Says, “Capitalism Is Philanthropy’s True Cornerstone!”

Jack Horak says, “Capitalism is always being criticized in fundamental ways, while philanthropy generally escapes serious scrutiny.” I am juxtaposing the two this way because there is a new wave of thought about reforming capitalism that simultaneously (if unwittingly) begs as many questions about philanthropy. The new wave thought readily embraces capitalism’s ability to create wealth, but wants to spread it around more widely — not by taxation and redistribution, but at the level of corporate […]
April 2, 2020

Jack Horak Reminds Us of The Significance And Resilience of Charity

Jack Horak Reminds Us of The Significance & Resilience of Charity inspires nonprofit leaders as they navigate the uncertainties of COVID-19. Here’s what Jack Horak of TANGO (the Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity) has to share: “I typically use the metaphor of a three-legged stool to explain the nonprofit sector to students and readers. I start by explaining that there are three sets of tasks generally necessary for any society to function.  There is […]