Speaking / Writing

Alan Cantor is an influential writer and a sought-after speaker on issues facing the nonprofit world.

He is not afraid of taking on controversial issues, from the widening wage gap in the nonprofit world, to the inefficiency and misdirection of major foundations, to the significance of the rising popularity of donor-advised funds, to the ethical and financial implications of Wall Street’s growing influence in the nonprofit world. Al understands the power imbalance between funder and nonprofit and speaks up for those who are silent for fear of retribution. But Al offers more than criticism: he proposes solutions and new frameworks. And he does this with color and humor: hard truths need not be hard to read.

Al is a frequent op-ed contributor to The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Inside Philanthropy, and he has been a guest blogger at the Stanford Social Innovation Review. His blog at this website has attracted a diverse national audience, and he has been cited as an expert on charitable issues in media outlets such as The New York Times, Barron's, Pro Publica, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, CNBC.com, Vanity Fair, Advancing Philanthropy, The Nonprofit Times, Boston Business Journal, and Boston Magazine.

Al has meanwhile built a reputation as a dynamic speaker who can break down complex issues and connect with audiences. Gatherings of nonprofit leaders and philanthropists find Al provocative, memorable, and stimulating.

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Thoughts on the Nonprofit World