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Sometimes it just takes one naysayer to illuminate a problem everyone else is ignoring. CreativeDesignArt/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images

‘Designated contrarians’ could improve nonprofit boards by disrupting the kind of consensus and groupthink that contributed to the NRA’s woes

A legal scholar argues that assigning a designated contrarian and rotating this role over time will help nonprofit boards resist the dangerous pull toward passivity and deference.
Jason Van Tatenhove, a former national spokesman for the Oath Keepers, has testified about the group’s extremism. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

IRS granted tax-exempt status to extremists, including an Oath Keepers foundation – here’s why that’s not as surprising as it sounds

The First Amendment, along with a lack of clarity on what counts as an educational mission for charities, can lead authorities to approve applications from extremist groups.
Before hundreds of angry Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, thousands took part in a nearby rally. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Nonprofits helped organize the pro-Trump rally before the Capitol siege – but they probably won’t suffer any consequences

It’s unclear whether Women for America First, the ‘social welfare group’ that obtained a permit for the pro-Trump rally that let to a siege on the Capitol, could be held liable.

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