Foundation Elites At Work: We Risk Losing Touch With Average Americans

Foundation Elites At Work: We Risk Losing Touch With Average Americans

Professionalization has brought its benefits to charities but it has also increased the distance between nonprofit leaders and the people they aim to help. Nicole Wallace documented the presence of creeping elitism in her article “Elites at Work” published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy (March 7, 2017). She interviewed nonprofit leaders who confessed that they share more in common with their wealthy donors than with the people they serve.  Such elitism seems to be under a microscope around the world as evidenced by the rise of populists like President Donald Trump and Candidate Bernie Sanders in the recent Presidential election.  […]