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Real-Time Chat With Diana Aviv

January 14, 2008

Last October, the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, a group of foundation and nonprofit officials convened by Independent Sector to improve accountability and ethical practice in charitable organizations, released the final version of Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for Charities and Nonprofits (32 pages, PDF). Eighteen months in the making, the guide represents "the first time that charities and foundations reflecting a broad cross-section of the American nonprofit community have come together to develop principles that they [can] aspire to and encourage all organizations to follow."

While not everyone agrees with the Panel's recommendations, more than 250 organizations have endorsed them and interest in the Guide continues to grow.

In the interest of promoting greater accountability and transparency in the charitable sector, the Chronicle of Philanthropy has invited Diana Aviv, president and CEO of Independent Sector and executive director of the panel, to participate in an online chat tomorrow, January 15, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EST. Questions for Diana are encouraged and can be submitted before and during the discussion through the Chronicle's Web site.

-- Mitch Nauffts

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