Nonprofits

Response: Check on Creative Accounting

By Nonprofits March 15, 1998

Americans are the most generous people in the world, donating more to charity each year than the gross national products of many countries—some $120 billion, all told. As George Rodrigue argues convincingly, the media has done less than it could … Read more

A Dozen Tips for Stories About Nonprofits

By Nonprofits March 15, 1998

A dozen story suggestions from editors, reporters and nonprofit leaders: Nonproflts that deliver. Gather information on all major nonprofits serving your area, and compare the amount of resources they devote to solving problems, paying salaries, covering administrative costs and raising … Read more

Spring 1998: Nonprofits Introduction

Nonprofits March 15, 1998

Francis Warm shows copy of records the Nazis kept of their pillaging of art from his great-uncle’s estate in France. Many of the paintings are now in museums. Boston Globe Photo/Alastair Miller. The … Read more

Response: Avoid Close Relations

By Nonprofits March 15, 1998

The local head of a nationally recognized charity earns nearly $200,000 a year, travels the globe at the nonprofit’s expense and receives a new car of the model of his choice every other year from his board of directors. A … Read more

Response: It’s Easier to Be Passive

By Nonprofits March 15, 1998

When I was teaching journalism—communication, as most educators prefer nowadays—the authors of a widely used introductory textbook insisted that part of the media’s mission is the "transference of culture." Meaning, perpetuating the mores, habits, etc., good and bad, that bind … Read more

Response: Document Activities

By Nonprofits March 15, 1998

When newspapers start believing what they are told, there is no surer way to cheat a reader. Good reporters never take a politician’s word, but verify claims instead. Reporters know that even the most civic-minded corporate CEO’s work for stockholders, … Read more