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About Rick Cohen

Rick Cohen is Nonprofit Quarterly’s national correspondent.  Prior to joining NPQ he was executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, a philanthropic watchdog organization, and also worked for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Enterprise Foundation. 

Articles by Rick Cohen

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Is social enterprise becoming a reactionary force?

It's highly unlikely that capitalism will be transformed from within (originally published May 13 2015 and republished as part of our tribute to Rick Cohen who died this week).

The Indian diplomat and her nanny: why consistency is crucial

Why the personal and the political have to be united (originally published January 2014 and re-published as a tribute to Rick Cohen who died earlier this week).

Can philanthropic oligarchy nurture economic justice?

Will NGOs and foundations ever be able to look at their moneyed benefactors and challenge how they generated their wealth? The national correspondent of NonProfit Quarterly takes on our series on the role of money in the transformation of society. 

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