Public Agenda

The Charitable Impulse

Those Who Give to Charities and Those Who Run Them Talk about What's Needed to Keep the Public's Trust


Public Agenda's research set out to shed light on some important questions: Is the bond between sector leaders and charitable givers strong and holding, or have strains and doubt entered the picture? Are those who manage the nonprofit sector operating from the same set of values and concerns as those who give to it? Do the two groups share priorities and judgments or are they miscommunicating, talking past each other, perhaps even operating at cross-purposes. And if thatís the case, what should sector leaders do to rebuild the fraying of that trust?

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