Date: June 1, 2005
Type: Reports and Studies
This report includes and expands the ideas contained in the Panel’s March 1, 2005, Interim Report, and will intensify this effort. It begins with an overview of the charitable community, including its achievements,scope, and existing programs to improve ethics and accountability. It then describes the Panel on the NonprofitSector, focusing on the collaborative process we have been using and the principles on which we have based our work. The heart of the report is its recommendations, which offer a comprehensive approach to improving transparency and governance. The recommendations provide approaches that maintain the crucial balance between legitimate oversight and protecting the independence that charitable organizations need to remain innovative and effective.