UW News

May 2, 2005

Plan to improve accountability of nonprofits to be discussed May 19

WHAT: Briefing on proposals for Congress to improve oversight and accountability of charities.

WHO: Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, a national consortium of nonprofits and foundations.

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 10 a.m. — noon

WHERE: Seattle Public Library auditorium

DETAILS: Last of a series of field meetings around the country to discuss proposals on governance of nonprofit organizations. Comments may be reflected in the panel’s final report to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee next month. The panel was formed by Washington, D.C.-based Independent Sector, whose president, Diana Aviv, will make a presentation. Also appearing will be Steven Rathgeb Smith, a professor at the UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs. The event is sponsored by the Evans School’s Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy, along with numerous co-sponsors. The public is asked to RSVP at www.nonprofitpanel/org/fieldmeetings/list#sea.


For more information, contact Cory Sbarbaro of the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at (206) 221-4629 or sbarbaro@u.washington.edu