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This edition: Doubling Down: How Recommitting To the Nonprofit Sector Can Achive Real Change in Communities, Pt. 1 of 2

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Episode Details

First aired: March 4, 2013.

Part 1: "Nonprofits' Role in the Economy & Elections."
Guests: Keynote speaker: Robert Egger, President CForward.
Other speakers: David Birdsell, Dean Baruch College School of Public Affairs; Michael Stoller, Executive Director, Human Services Council; Joel Copperman, Executive Director, CASES, HSC Board Chair. Tape date: January 14, 2013 at Baruch College. Producer: Bob Koko.

The nonprofit sector is being challenged like never before due to divestment by government, reductions in individual and philanthropic giving, and antiquated systems that drain needed resources. The sector competes with many other interest groups for scarce government resources, and the public perception of nonprofits is influenced by news stories about nonprofits misusing funds and politicians claiming to reduce "wasteful" spending by slashing human services programs.