Friday, January 11, 2008
Chronicle of Philantrhopy to Host On-Line Question and Answer Session Regarding Principles of Good Governance
The Chronicle of Philantropy will host an on-line question and answer session regarding the Independent Sector's recently promulgated Guidelines for Good Governance: Here is the full text of the announcement:
In the wake of several high-profile charity scandals and with observers predicting that Congress will pass legislation similar to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for nonprofit organizations, Independent Sector created a set of guidelines designed to help groups govern themselves.
Those guidelines, which spell out principles of governance, fund-raising, and management that charitable groups should follow, were approved in October. But several key questions remain. Will nonprofit leaders pay attention to them? Do they go far enough? Are the guidelines enough to satisfy those on Capitol Hill who want to pass new legislation to regulate charities?
Diana Aviv, Independent Sector's president, will answer your questions about the guidelines, her organization's agenda now that the principles have been ratified, and what nonprofit leaders should expect from lawmakers in Washington during the next several months.
Go here to post questions that will be answered live online on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 12:00 noon, eastern standard time.