Community Development Speaker Series with national correspondent with the Nonprofit Quarterly

If you work for or with a non-profit agency or philanthropic foundation, you’ll want to attend the next event in the Community Development Speaker Series hosted by  the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. On July 20th from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Rick Cohen, the national correspondent for Nonprofit Quarterly, will share his views about the current state of  philanthropy and the nonprofit sector  at the FRB’s Oklahoma City office, located at 228 Dean McGee Avenue.

After almost 8 years as the executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), Rick Cohen began writing for Nonprofit Quarterly magazine (NPQ), the nation’s premier journal of nonprofit policy and practice, as NPQ’s national correspondent in 2006. His writing for NPQ and other outlets advocates for increased philanthropic giving and access for disadvantaged and disenfranchised constituencies.

To attend this free event, RSVP by July 9, 2010 to Annette Phillips at or (405) 270-8464. Refreshments will be served.


Former Executive Director David Blatt joined OK Policy in 2008 and served as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2019. He previously served as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. David has been selected as Political Scientist of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Local Social Justice Champion by the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.

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