After almost 8 years as the executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), Rick Cohen became Nonprofit Quarterly as NPQ’s national correspondent in 2006. Prior to joining NCRP, he was vice president of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in charge of strategic planning. In addition to Rick’s regular columns in Nonprofit Quarterly magazine, the NPQ Newswire, and NPQ’s Cohen Report, he also writes investigative pieces for the Blue Avocado. Rick may be reached at, or you can follow him on twitter @cohenreport.