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Lawson Bader

About Lawson Bader

Since 2015, Lawson Bader serves as president and CEO of DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund. Before coming to DonorsTrust, he amassed twenty years’ experience leading free-market research and advocacy groups including the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He began his career in DC in as special assistant at the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, then worked as a legislative analyst/paralegal with Pierson, Semmes & Finley, and managed government relations at SRI International. He is a former weekly columnist with Human Events, and serves on the governing boards of the Atlas Network, State Policy Network, Oakseed Ministries International, and Solers, Inc. Lawson earned a BA in political science from Wheaton College (IL) and an MA in public policy from The Johns Hopkins University.
Non-Profit Mergers: Why Don’t They Happen More?

Non-Profit Mergers: Why Don’t They Happen More?

“Mergers and acquisitions are transactions in which the ownership of companies, other business organizations or their operating units are transferred or combined. As an aspect of strategic management, M&A can allow enterprises to grow, shrink, change the nature of their business or improve their competitive position.”

So begins the Wikipedia entry for “mergers and acquisitions”. Suffice it to say it’s …

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The Philanthropic Path for Improving Lives

The Philanthropic Path for Improving Lives

There are many reasons I failed miserably as a child lemonade-stand entrepreneur. Chief among them was my 8 year old self’s inability to understand marginal utility, price theory, and advertising placement. Well, that and the fact it was a hot day, and I was so thirsty that I consumed my limited supply.

But I did get something right. I understood …

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