Six Nonprofit Management Faculty Speak at NAAG/NASCO Conference

Six faculty members of the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program at Columbia University took prominent roles during the recent annual conference of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) in Washington, D.C.

The conference covered regulatory trends in the nonprofit industry, including compliance through new technologies, impact investing, and nontraditional models of philanthropy, such as the choice of The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to launch an LLC.

Cindy M. Lott, Esq., Nonprofit Management Program Director and faculty, moderated the “New Tools for the Nonprofit Sector” panel, facilitated the NAAG Charities Committee panel, which featured attorneys general from five states, and presented during the private, regulator-only day of the conference.

Richard Feiner, director of corporate and foundation relations at Weill Cornell Medicine, along with John Tyler, General Counsel and Secretary of the Kauffman Foundation, took part as speakers on the Non-Traditional Models of Philanthropy panel. The panel was moderated by Sue Santa, Senior VP of Policy and Legal Affairs at Council on Foundations. Feiner teaches Innovations in Philanthropy for the SPS Nonprofit Management Program, Santa teaches Policy & Advocacy, and Tyler will be teaching the Foundations course for the program in 2017.

Rounding out the Nonprofit Management faculty who participated at the conference, Amanda Broun, who will teach Ethics in the Nonprofit Sector beginning with the Spring 2017 term, spoke on the New Tools for the Nonprofit Sector panel, and Vernetta Walker, who teaches Nonprofit Governance, spoke on the Board Education panel.

Read more about the NAAG/NASCO annual conference at The NonProfit Times and learn more about Columbia’s Nonprofit Management program.