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“DISCONNECTED!” — More on ConnectEd (2006ff nonprofit) and WestEd (1995ff JPA claiming to be since 1966). Can YOU Follow the Connections, Find and Correlate the Financial Statements, and Name the EndGame(s)?

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SEPT. 29, 2017 Update ( in fine print, maroon borders before “Post Foreword,”  also in fine print but with light-blue background):

This post was just made “Sticky” Sep. 29, 2017. It will display with others above all normal posts, which show up in chronological order (most recent on top) in main blog area. I may not get back to revising the “sticky posts” list (itself such a post) to reflect the two, so far, I’ve added while updating the 2017 Table of Contents Page (Posted Jan. 9, 2017 and also, you guessed it, a “sticky” post on this blog).

Readers are encouraged to work through this material if it’s contents and concepts are not already familiar. We are talking regional, joint powers authorities, influential and networked educational authorities here working with a nonprofit sponsored by an influential California billionaire real estate developer, or I should say, by the related tax-exempt foundation associated with the company owned by that ONE PERSON (as of writing original publication date here).  

If these concepts and this material already is familiar, especially how to distinguish private from government entities, even when major attempts to blur that boundary are made by the powerful in each claiming heartfelt concern for the disenfranchised (vulnerable, low-income, oppressed, hurting, poor — etc.) and especially expressing major concern for (re-)setting the values and schooling for the next generation of THEIR POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES, please make efforts to explain to other people, especially including people outside your normal social or academic sphere as somehow you obtained this knowledge within yours.  Try “an elevator speech,” a casual conversation with a stranger in public who might not be en route to an important appointment.  I suggest not starting with people sporting PhDs and solid employment within academia; they may lack interest (or incentive — if the system’s working just fine for them…) or fail to see its relevance to the rest of us, unless they are unusually honest with a dose of humility.  Curiosity about the world we live in can be catching…. Apologies (sort of…) in advance for the jaundiced tone and sarcasm in this Sept. 2017 update to what I consider one of my more important posts and personally shocking discoveries. //LGH


Also, as it shows below, I am looking for a missing financial statement for a certain government entity listed in this title.  If you work for this entity other than in a decision-making capacity (if you do, consider this “notice” that the MIA information been noticed and is being publicized…) — please try to persuade the leadership to do the honorable thing (for a change) and as a governmental entity, post the financial statements (NOT just the latest one, but an archive of them) on the otherwise well-heeled, publication- and links-filled website! If they won’t, and one exists SOMEWHERE, I have a comments field…it can accept links! I’m considering an “APB” for this one…

And —-

Post Foreword:

This post was basically written in full March 27, 2017, and sidelined while I continued researching things Anneberg and others you can see on the sidebar under “Recent Posts” and as shown in images near the top of the “Today’s Lesson … Annenberg Learner” (most recent) post.  (The drill-downs can occupy full attention for a long time while I’m processing the information also).

Looking to move forward with other writing, I quickly (less than one day) did some more interior decorating (added images and text) to the top part, standardized some formatting on the bottom, and posting it May 11, 2017.  I am still beginning to grasp (in “awe”) the scope of the combined intents to transform the entire public school system in an agreed-upon direction by certain networked entities, the cooperation of the US and other Departments of Education in the process (partly understandable – they’re getting significant grants from a number of private tax-exempt foundations over time, for each new favorite “transformation model,” whether it’s “Linked Learning” (here) or “Evidence2Success” (Annie E. Casey foundation promoting over at the AISR at Brown University (AISR = “Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University”) or others.  You can see it in the tax returns.

This is an important post, and I hope readers take time to work through the comments on the images not just the narratives surrounding them.  It explains some key concepts graphically and shows my reasoning behind a statement of alarm about putting “system transformation” in the hands of parties who have already proven themselves dishonest in:  fiscal transparency and compliance with basic state-level laws of commerce.

In adding some images from USPTO.gov regarding WestEd, I ask WHY would a JPA be formed to do major commerce, competing with the private sector, in such a broad field as “educational services.”

Towards the bottom, particularly for Californians, the current owner of James Irvine Foundation, Donald Bren, is profiled, which just goes to show how power and wealth can indeed be consolidated under even just ONE person, to the point that they run, literally, cities and major parts of a state whose economy has been compared to that of Brazil in recent times.

How it was done is also interesting.  But at least the top ¾ of this post, I would say, don’t miss!   Sincerely, LGH (Let’s Get Honest) 5/11/2017

 “DISCONNECTED!” — More on ConnectEd (2006ff nonprofit) and WestEd (1995ff JPA claiming to be since 1966). Can YOU Follow the Connections, Find and Correlate the Financial Statements, and Name the EndGame(s)? (case-sensitive shortlink ends “-6k7”)

One entity above is private & nonprofit, the other public & governmental.  As such, one would provide a corporate registration and (being that kind of nonprofit) Form 990s and the other OUGHT to be providing Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (“CAFR”) as a government entity, from what I understand.  It took me a while to find the corporate (secretary of state) business filing for the first entity (in part because of a colon and because its logo made it sound like the name did not include part of the title — and how many entities with the word “Connected” do you imagine might occur in a large state which contains Silicon Valley (?).

Some of its logos and a reminder that it is NOT (despite the name) restricted to practice in just California, and a second reminder that, like its 2006-forward sponsor “The James Irvine Foundation,” it’s quite enthusiastic about the digital hook-up and School-to-Work pipeline (“Linked Learning”) as an avenue to system-wide transformation (into an electronically hooked-up, school-to-work pipeline), which at this point in my blogging life, I’m starting to believe is a sort of addictive drug (cf. a few generations ago, one might say, someone “drank the [spiked] Kool-Aid.”):

NEXT THREE IMAGES: ConnectEd~The CalifCtr for Career + Learning plus LINKEDIN plus James Irivine Fndtn Plus Where ConnectEd works besides Calif SShots 1, 2, and 3 2017May11:

(#1 of 3, Click the Image)

#2 of 3, Click the image.

#3 of 3, Click the image.

But the other entity wouldn’t show up in that database, although apparently it must file a statement with the Secretary of State (here, for California at a minimum.  It was organized under California Joint Powers Act) separately.

In case there’s any question that WestEd is a government entity, the next two images are a record from the USPTO.gov, showing its trademark #17 of 17 (and the list of 17 currently “Live” status).  I’ll provide the “heavily annotated” (with commentary) version (commentary mostly in yellow rectangles and/or involving squiggly arrows; the neater stuff in some red, some blue, but mostly black-and-white fine print is courtesy USPTO.gov.  I’m also providing a link to a cleaner view of the same (on the trademarking of the term “WestEd” itself.  I DNR if I posted this elsewhere or not already:

Click image for better view of the USPTO “TESS” (Trademark) search results and search string

Click image for my commentary! (Detail on WordMark “WestEd” #17 of 17 on this particular search.) Click HERE for a cleaner copy, with more header/footer info from the government website, but my comments entail questioning why a government entity of this scope is filing for trademarks, i.e., planning to enter major-sector commerce in a major way [and thereafter, fails to produce proper reports for the public.]


 

(MOVING ON WITH POST, ABOUT its TITLE):

Pardon the pun on an entity with the word “ConnectEd” in its name and another one who has, apparently, disconnected its governmental conscience from providing AND POSTING proper CAFR statements, year after year, starting with its first year of existence, yet while hiding this information, also is running RELS (regional education laboratories), which would seem to belie the basic meaning behind the word “educate” (“Contradict” might be a more appropriate word.  It’s hypocritical!) From this (“Disconnected!”) post, which was basically completed in draft form (except this introduction) March 27, 2017, I had to say:

“…I challenge anyone (I just did) to scour the entire WestEd website, including links at bottom, links at top, lists of Clients, list of Funders (check it out!), and see if there is ONE reference to the existence of any financial statement for the entity, anywhere on it.  It’s as though the inspired leadership has forgotten the “accounta-bility to taxpayers” part, although they’re quite active in evaluating, reporting and judging other entities providing education services.  FYI, State Boards of Education (several) were signers to the JPA** under both FWL and under SWRL, as well as The University of California Board of Regents.  But WestEd is still a separate agency — so where are its “books?”…..”

**(Joint Powers Agreemt. to form this Joint Powers Agency. FWL and SWRL will be shown below).


WHAT TO LOOK FOR, and HOW TO KNOW WHEN WHAT YOU GOT AIN’T IT:
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Vital Info: “Sticky” Posts Now Listed Here [Publ. 2/9/2017, rev. 5/26, 6/19, and 10/1/2017]

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Adjusted Title of this post with its WordPress-generated, case-sensitive short-link ending “-5MQ” is: Vital Info: “Sticky” Posts (Now Listed Here)   [Publ. 2/9/2017, rev. 5/26, 6/19, and 10/1/2017]** {{INCLUDING THAT SHORT-LINK HELPS ME, THE BLOG ADMINISTRATOR (AND THE ONLY ONE POSTING HERE) KEEP LINKS ACCURATE AS I AM WRITING POSTS CLOSELY RELATED IN  SUBJECT MATTER SERIES, WHEN POSTS ARE REFERENCED, SPLIT, OR EXPANDED}}


**The Oct. 1, 2017 adjustment notes that (now my Jan. 9, 2017 Table of Contents Page*** is updated through Sept. 21, and better explained and displayed for prior years back to Sept. 24, 2012) I’ve added two more “sticky posts” relevant to current blogging and principles I continue to emphasize.  This table format matches their look on the Table of Contents 2017 page (yellow-background), with the second one including an annotated screenprint on the title row.

***Table of Contents Page, updated: 2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes From 2016. See TOC for: (1) 2017 now thru March Sept. 21; (2) 2016 All; (3) Sept. 2012 – June 2014, Reverse Chrono, and (4) See Also More Info Below. (case-sensitive, WordPress-generated shortlink-ends 5qZ, first published Jan. 9, 2017, second half of post title and substantial updates added in late September, 2017).

I’ll list the two additional Sticky posts again below without all the highlighting but with the links and their dates.  The other sticky posts presented earlier are on a specific format to feature them.  These being more recent may have much more explicit financial detail with annotated images throughout.  Both feature major movements in place for many years designed to affect future generations.  These two my posts express the continuing problems posed by missing financial statements of major, influential government entities and (the second post) document a supposed expert that failed to even demonstrate the ability to read financial statements (as opposed to notes to the same) and get the labels, let alone categories, straight, about such a major category as “fiduciary funds” and where “CalPERS” (for the State of California) falls within that category.  The author who fails to read straight (actually, more than one) has published books on debt and is pushing for “State-Run Banks” as the solution to it.

Moral of the story?  We need to learn the basics ourselves to understand when those claiming to present them, aren’t, which quite often, they just aren’t!

27 “DISCONNECTED!” — More on ConnectEd (2006ff nonprofit) and WestEd (1995ff JPA claiming to be since 1966). Can YOU Follow the Connections, Find and Correlate the Financial Statements, and Name the EndGame(s)?  (Post added to “Sticky posts” and update added Sep 29, 2017) May 11,**** 2017
45 State-Run Banks? At Least Two Activists Who Understand CAFRs, How Governments Stockpile Assets, Take Polar Opposite Stances on What to Do About It (Burien, Herman). And Perhaps Why..

This post just made Sticky + minor intro added Sep 27 2017. Click image to enlarge.

<==I just decided this post will be marked “STICKY,” and post closer to top of blog. It’s recent and helps pull together details on topics I’m still blogging (Sept. 2017).  Rather than “index” its tags, I’m sticking them in this table row, as a clickable-screenprint (to enlarge) for an idea of the range of topics it covers.

July 17,**** 2017
46 To Identify and UNDERstand is To Know Why (and How) to WITHstand. (The Public’s Assigned Place on the Tax Continuum Pecking Order). [from “Do You Know Your ABA, APA…?” Oct. 2014 Post Update @07/18/2017] July 18, 2017

The post’s former motto, displayed in top-right corner, has been obscured by the title once I upgraded the blog. I moved the former motto into the title (Site Identity) area, and changed the motto. It’s still not fully visible, so, for the record, here it is as of “Q1” 2017:

A Different Kind of Attention Develops Sound Judgment’ | ‘Suppose I’m Right Here?…‘ (posted 3/23 & 3/5/2014).

Over 680 posts, Public-Interest Investigative Blogging On These Matters Since 2009.

(Make that now, “over 720 posts….”)
 So, the blog motto clearly references two posts (no longer “sticky”) which demonstrate my practices (“A Different Kind of Attention“) and my basic question, based on those practices over now many years, “Suppose I’m Right Here?  What Would You Do When the Lights Go On?”  (Would it change your personal cause-focused social media behavior or “leisure time”?) If I’m right (and I typically link to supporting evidence and coherent connections between the various parts of it; if there is missing evidence or improper connections/assumptions others can see) what logical (even if seemingly impossible at first) changes should be made to major systems, infrastructures, and practices involving “business as usual” in the public sphere– which is in effect now a “public/private partnership” sphere?

If you (personally) are just not willing or able to make any significant changes to what you repeat, parrot, re-blog or even what you look into regularly, to better understand public/private financing, government statements, federal grants as distributed, the grantees, or the multitude of professional associations developed around basic governmental positions (National Governors Association, and MANY others others), then on what basis are you complaining about government practices?  These practices occur in the context of networks of nonprofit organizations which conference with each other and with membership, often out of sight or out of mind of the average citizen. ****

**** I keep encountering more of this type of nonprofit association, some which have existed for decades, others (such as the National Council on School Facilities) are recent creations. This post will explain, and list more:

Published without tags, about 13,500 words (including captions to its many images), Friday, June 16, 2017.

By the time you read this, if you’re still in denial about the extensive networks of private associations involving government officials on the board, or restricted to them as members (but — hey, let’s not reject some donations — not as sponsoring partners or “Associates”) and that while government at different levels continues to fund such entities, they aren’t exactly advertising the inter-relationships on gov’t websites, or the financials on the association websites — and that these associations operate in the private, nonprofit sector with intent to affect the government sector (at all levels) bypassing normal input from citizens — then please seek personal help.  Fast.  You’re cognitively disabled.

New professions and fields of practice (leading to the overuse of the word “practitioner”) are created through public institutions sometimes as an apparent consequence of these trade organizations.  When those in them and setting them up know more about the status of government entity financing than the citizens overall, where is the balance of power?
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2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes From 2016. See TOC for: (1) 2017 now thru Sept. 21; (2) 2016 All; and (3) Sept. 2012 – June 2014, Reverse Chrono, and (4) See Also More Info Below. [First published Jan. 9 2017, last updated 9/30/2017]

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(Rev. 09/24/2017 (format/appearance changes, adding TOC entries since March 2017)

For 2017 Link to this post for this year22017 Table of Contents Continues Themes From 2016. See TOC for: (1) 2017 now thru March Sept. 21; (2) 2016 All; (3) Sept. 2012 – June 2014, Reverse Chrono, and (4) See Also More Info Below. (case-sensitive, WordPress-generated shortlink-ends 5qZ, first published Jan. 9, 2017, second half of post title and substantial updates added in late September, 2017).

The Table for 2017 (with the last three of 2016 for continuity of a certain theme) is near the bottom of this page. It is current through September, October 8, 2017. You will see the header to 2016 with 3 rows, the header for 2017 and 53 54 rows followed by some more blanks.  That’s one of several ways to access posts for 2017. It looks like this  (notice the last entry pictured represents the post you’re looking at, “Row 3” for 2017):

Click to enlarge. Excerpt from Jan. 9, 2017 post explaining TOC navigation. If you don’t want to mess with uploaded pdfs or anything complex, find this part of the post and browse at least last three posts of 2016 and all of 2017’s posts. Other years (and links to them) are also discussed below.

 

Meanwhile, the “10 most recent posts” section on right sidebar is helpful for 2017, or if you’re handy with scroll or page-down functions (but not recommended on cell phone) go to the top of this blog (just: “FamilyCourtMatters.org“), scroll down below the several sticky posts with their abbreviated lead-ins  (i.e.,with “Read More….” links) realizing that the lower down = earlier posts.

As the title indicates, the Tables (plural) of Contents (“TOC”) are in three sections:  <> 2017 through March, <> 2016 (all of it), and <>Sept., 2012 – June, 2014.  Post title also signals that besides the tables of contents, this post has <> more info below.  

The next three links pull up those three TOC for better browsing in a form whereby any post displayed on that table can be reached by clicking on its name after clicking on the link to bring up the pdf.  The next inset box is just in case a little vocabulary might further help navigate what follows.

If you’re already computer fluent, my explanations below may be just plain annoying.  Maybe skip this section!

However if you somehow missed the hands-on access to computers stage of life, or find  email, copying a web address or texting is a real stretch, I still suggest getting your hands on (practice on something indestructible first!) is the best way to learn, but I listed some key words here, an informal glossary, and my understanding of them from usage.

I have friends my age and older whose software/hardware viewing device (desktop, laptop, tablet, cell-phone) sporadically limited fluency levels relate less to their intelligence or academic achievements (often enough far above mine in both categories) than their functional needs to master only certain aspects of the computer hardware, software, and the vocabulary to go with it.  I have plenty of background in different softwares and translating them into common-usage, unfortunately including softwares whose corporate owners later get bought out and/or shut down (i.e., become obsolete).

My own social media skills are underdeveloped through atrophy — I’d rather be researching, writing, and blogging… I realize the value, but can only focus on so much at a time. Perhaps as this part gets more organized, streamlined (or a completed work, basically) I may develop those skills.

The blogging here is mostly self-taught and frustrating for someone used to more formatting control.  I’m no web developer or computer programmer, but find the more “user-friendly” many softwares are, the less flexibility and specific detail. In other words, built-in but unannounced short-cuts created for ease of use sometimes work against my presentation purposes.  Typically, I’ll not be on the most high-end software, but whatever software I’m on (including former full-time, production-based-pay work environments) edge the dynosaur to perform functions it wasn’t designed for, really….A few times I was able to persuade employers it was time to upgrade, and made that happen.


SHOWING ANNOTATED IMAGES IN A BLOG: So… while many people knew on their own platforms a variety of ways to upload images to blogs (whether scribd, or otherwise), and could tell me how it was done, I somehow didn’t pick up on this until someone helped me do it on WordPress — at which time I was able to produce annotated tax returns, making for more work, but better “show-and-tell” of things that wouldn’t be otherwise visible to readers unless they were willing to click on the links I’d provided.  That was only about Fall 2016, which may be why this January 2017 post laboriously explains and re-explains the (for this blog) new “phenomenon.”   ALSO … In the blogging gap of 2015, I was working on presenting some of the complex material I write about on word-processing printed to pdf for emailed communications to others. Because the header/footer/margins, these documents were sometimes too long, and managing the images and tables within them was another skill to be developed (trial and error, mostly, too).


I previously (and still) could also bring logos onto this post for visuals about some organization I’m talking about — but organization websites, especially nonprofits, tend to get periodic “facelifts” and not always leave a trail (a “redirect” from old to new website) meaning many of my older posts have dysfunctional links to images loaded direct from some external  (not on this blog) website.  To overcome that situation, screenprints and/or pdfs from a website (including my own blog) while they take longer to create, annotate, upload to blog library, add/format a caption, and download to individual posts [adjust caption, adjust layout if needed], are excellent because  as screenprints or pdfs, they can be stored, with cautions as to any copyrights, on my own device (computer) and so not leave broken links to someone else’s.  In general, if I use pdfs they will be multi-page (for example, taken from public-access information at a California Office of Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts regarding some entity) The thing is, they aren’t images, so I tend to combine both methods these days.

In other words, I am still in hands-on learning mode also — always, with some coaching or tips where they might be found!


Key words in keeping it straight might be:  “post” (you’re reading one), “table” (a dynamic format within a post showing the table of contents, with active links), “pdf” (stands for “Portable Document Format”) and “images,” or “screenprints” which here, includes images of the “pdfs” of my list of all the posts.  (….this text continued on the next image.  Click image to read more verbal descriptions of what you can click on, all over the internet (and below)… (!)… Text for this section then concludes to right of the image with “The word “table” is thus used here in three different senses.”)

(Click Image as needed to Enlarge) “Key words in keeping it straight might be: “post” (you’re reading one), “table” (a dynamic format within a post showing the table of contents, with active links), “pdf” (stands for “Portable Document Format”) and “images,” or “screenprints” which here, includes images of the “pdfs” of my list of all the posts.” [The image here is to reduce on-post verbiage that doesn’t apply to all readers…I wrote it, screen-printed it, uploaded it to the blog, down-loaded it to this post, and for all that, got to shorten a few vertical inches of my own prose  🙂 .. .//LGH]

The word “table” is thus used here in three different senses:  Table of Contents (generic), “table format” within the post, which is a kind of software term and as I constructed it, includes active links on post titles; and “table” within the word processing document (to which I also manually added those active links to post titles (!).

 

PDF #1Table of Contents Last Three of 2016 through September 21, 2017,5pp <==Click title to view 5-pg doc’t. then click on any post title to go to that post (pdf format, showing in 8X11 page installments).***

PDF #2: Table of Contents, 2016, all (several pages, 52 posts), Click on any post title to access that post. (pdf format, showing in 8X11 page installments).

[No posts were published in this time gap, from June 29, 2014 – January 22, 2016.]

PDF #3: Table of Contents, June 29, 2014 reverse chrono to Sept. 24, 2012 (37 pages, about 140 posts), same viewing instructions (pdf format, showing in 8X11 page installments).  This being so much longer, has different sections. . . The table of contents (therein) is on pp. 4-20. FYI. The front and end matter contain narrative (blog) substance, not just “navigation” instructions.  I’ll show in more detail below.

So, I just gave labeled links to three pdfs representing the three different TOCs in their paginated formats.  They may be also viewed directly from pre-existing POSTS containing tables — and more juicy information on the posts beside the tables of contents.

Links to these three posts with their full titles are here, but will also appear below with more explanations.  Notice that while I’m posting three different tables for the same time spans, respectively, filenames for pdfs vs. posts differ. So does extra material — Each platform (post vs. pdf) in addition to the names of each post and links to it will have different written substance. This supplementary material (whether on pdf or on post) may be either an index of the tags, or other narratives on specific major topics.  It’s there because it’s important.

So, the actual Table contents (numbers, names of posts and dates) from pdf to post should match 1:1 but the “extras” will not, and both are in my opinion worth reading.

So here are the links to those posts asscoiated with the the three pdfs just identified above):

 

2017, ALL (with overlap of the last three posts of 2016)

(You’re already on that post, “POST #1” in this list).

New post published Oct. 3 and entered into the table on this post below, but not onto the underlying  “pdf” versions of 2017; this would not be an effective use of my time, especially as recent posts also display in the sidebars.

 

2016, ALL:

POST #2:  Link to TOC 2016 & that post’s revised title:  {1}Table of Contents 2016 (52 posts Jan. 23 – Dec. 13, 2016) with {2} Intro on First 5 Years Fund(ing), incl. but not limited to Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement Payouts + Warren Buffett’s “Ounce of Prevention Fund”(IL) and {3} Appendix of Tags from some Critical-to-Understand Posts  I closed out 2016 with an average of one post a week (52 posts total). 

The appendix of tags may be especially helpful, and contain additional commentary.

 

{{ 2015 = N/A.  I didn’t publish any posts in 2015, or the last half of 2014. }}

 

2014-2012 Reverse Chrono Order, ALL:

POST #3: For 6/2014 and earlier, back to 9/2012 ==>: My Posts, Just the List (June 29, 2014..back to Sept. 24, 2012. From Jan. 23, 2016 forward now available @ “Table of Contents 2016 ONLY” Post)

These links are repeated below also, with their related pdfs and images…i.e., more explanation. You now have all the posts and all the pdfs for the three Tables of contents.  Below, besides the actual table for 2017 (with last three of 2016 as I indicated) is still more helpful information, including IMAGES (preview of the pdf material) and some other points of reference.

There will be some repetition (explanation of the, new-to-me at the time, process of linking pds and their images to posts on this blog).

For any post dated before Sept. 24, 2012  — use this blog’s Archives function (top right) and pick a month from the drop-down menu; once it’s showing, click on any date that shows a hyperlink (underlined).   Unfortunately that doesn’t provide a preview of post titles.  Or, if you have keywords, or a post title, simply do a basic web search — it may come up still! I still sometimes will be looking for more information on a specific grant, or grantee, or topic, and find my own posts come up in the search results.


 

On this post, I also show:

  • The last three posts of 2016 in a short table, and in a continuous table (vs. 8×11″ paginated and with headers and fo7oters) TOC 2017 (which I’ll be working on, to add posts after March 21, 2017.  Current updates to this continuous table are through Sept. 21, 2017 (=current as of Sept. 27, 2017) — but this doesn’t include the related pdfs or images already posted, which updates are separate processes to produce.)
  • Preview images of the various TOC’s pages, and
  • Links to the two other posts (for the 2016 all and for the 2012-2014 tables) where these were originally (i.e., this would display them also in continuous table format vs. paginated and on a pdf)each post would also no doubt have more blogging substance as well; keeping my mouth shut for long on the issues is not a long suit…. Images to go with the pdfs also found there. The pdf (8X11 inch format, paginated) for the 2012-2014 TOC is substantial (long!) with different sections, which is explained.
    • I just added those links in a section right below the three TOC pdfs above.
  • SOME other narrative/descriptive substance on themes, topics or organizations of ongoing interest to me as a public-interest, investigative blogger also below all that (towards end of post).

Currently I have published more than 720 posts since 2009, and periodically add pages (about 40 published so far) related to the over-arching themes. Some pages will show on the sidebar.



Blog followers will by now (later 2017) be used to both image and pdf format in supplying documentations.  The following bullets are simply explaining that images (screenprints of existing documents, i.e., the TOC I made) below reflect pdfs readers may click on, find every post title is an active link which leads directly to that post.  I provided screenprints, images, of the documents with those active links for an easier display or browsing without clicking on anything.  If that format is still uncomfortable, keep scrolling down to where the TOC is shown in table format and (for the other years) click on the posts for those years, which will also (as I recall) have the tables in such a format.  Valuable material in addition to the actual list (table) of posts remains on the 2016 post.

  • I included below on this post some images of the actual TOC 2016 (minus the extra narratives), which copied into a word-processing document, formatted, then “printed to pdf.” Printing to pdf and loading that pdf onto the blog (accessible by a single click on the link I provide) produces a document in which every post in that table can be accessed by clicking on its name.  On every row, the post’s underlined title is an active link to the post, whether viewed here, or viewed on the uploaded pdf (8.5X11) format
    • This sounds more complex than it is.  Anyhow, after those images and the “access” link comes the Table for 2017, towards the end of this (so far, short) post.
  • As before, the right sidebar will display titles and links to only the last few posts.  I have it set to only eight.  The blog as a whole contains about 670 over 720 posts.

(Some of the pdfs here are repetitive because I pulled the links to the top of this post, however I’m leaving them in nearby the images.)


Here’s a link to the five-page pdf of TOC 2017 in 8.5X11 pdf form (current through Sept. 21, 2017, Row 53).  It includes the last three posts from 2016 too

Updated (9/29/2017) images for all five (5) pages follow. I’ll also add the pdf to each image as a “custom link”  so if you click the image, you get the whole thing.  (It’s only 5 pages, after all!).  You may notice I circled a few posts and highlit a few rows differently to show just either posts that introduced a new page (maroon, rows are back-lit mustard yellow), or were which I added during this process to the seven “sticky” posts at the top of the page (bright blue oval, rows are backlit a sort of gradient steel-blue to white). So now there were nine (9) total sticky posts at the top of the blog.

I don’t like cluttering up the top of the blog, so if they’re in that position, they’re important!

Again:  post links are not clickable on “images” but (in this case) if you click on my images to get to the underlying 5-page pdf (for 2017 so far), those post titles ARE clickable/active links.

Showing Page 1 of 5,. (Click image to access the 5-page pdf and from there any post title is clickable to read that post.)

(older versions) <==toc-2017-@ feb-8-2017  <==TOC 2017 @ through March 21, 2017

Showing Page 2 of 5, Rows 6 – 18. (Click image to access the 5-page pdf and from there any post title is clickable to read that post.). NOTE!  Corrected shortlink (and updated title) for Row 6 “Vital Links/Sticky Posts” is: Vital Info: “Sticky” Posts (Now Listed Here)   [Publ. 2/9/2017, rev. 5/26, 6/19, and 10/1/2017]”. The Table 2017 on this post has it correct, but the uploaded pdfs (in all cases/custom links added to FY2017 images on this post) do not — there’d been a typo in the part of url which should’ve read “psBXH,” not “psBHX.” It can also easily be accessed by date, and at any rate is only the third post from the top on the blog, since I added two more “Sticky” ones, which now occupy positions #1 and 2 at top of the blot.….

Showing Page 3 of 5, rows 19-32. (Click image to access the 5-page pdf and from there any post title is clickable to read that post.)

Showing Page 4 of 5, Rows 33 – 46. (Click image to access the 5-page pdf and from there any post title is clickable to read that post.)

 

Showing Page 5 of 5, Rows 47 – 53 (Row 52 circled because that post introduces (and contains a link to) a new page also). (Click image to access the 5-page pdf and from there any post title is clickable to read that post.)


Above — Images. Below — Table of Contents directly on the post (In two tables: “Last Three Posts of 2016” 3 rows, and “2017, All Posts January 1 through September 21,” 53 rows + some blank rows).

ALSO:

Below the table is more discussion of the three TOC posts, links to the posts, their pdfs and their images (for the earliest one, only sample images — it’s 37 pages in all!) to go with them (similar to what you see above), and some other narrative/tables/images, such as on “50 Largest Foundations” from “PIOnline.com” (Pensions & Investments, actually Endnote #12 from my TOC for 2014-2012, image of p. 32 of 37), and a bit on “CENIC,” (Corporation Education Network Initiatives in California, EIN# 94-3289022, FY2015 Total Gross Assets, $89 Million) who was one of the visitors to my blog I looked up, some comments on JDAI (Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative) and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and so forth.

CENIC is food for thought also on how the high-speed, school-system (Public K-12 and university) are interconnected within this state, and I’m sure similarly in other states — and how this is funded.  CENIC’s revenues and assets over the past dozen years have expanded dramatically.  While it takes some government contributions, its main revenues have been, from the start, a combination of program service revenues and/or membership fees (which are listed as Part VIII Line 2 program service revenues, not under the IRS pre-printed “membership fees” Line 1 entries).  Where the contracted work and membership fees doesn’t show up as specifically public-funded, I’m sure those development and maintenance — and leasing — costs are passed on to the public as consumers.

In addition it currently has two related entities (listed on Schedule R), one, the greatest income-producer is a CENIC LLC, and the other is a partnership (National Lambda Rail or such) listed as taxable as a corporation or partnership. So I am wondering when I look at the summary page of the tax returns and corresponding detail on Part IX (Statement of Expenses) as “lease” fees, whether these leases are to a for-profit LLC already owned by the same management.

CENIC operates “CalREN” and it just elected some new officers.  The next screenprint and quote will give the general idea of its purposes and the leadership.  Amazingly, with all this information, it does not seem to post its own financials…  CalREN also showed up as a browser name (recent visitor) to this site — perhaps because of the updates to this post, I do not really know why.

Images is followed by a quote in navy-blue borders with link to the 9/19/2017 news article on their website.  In the images, do you see anything which might conceivably link to information about its nonprofit IRS returns or financial statements for public viewing, amid all the other fascinating, useful, and colorful descriptions of its services and target / membership institutions?

Yet those documents are what tell so much about how an organization is funded, operates, grows over time, and a few other characteristics, like tendency to file on time, file accurately, or show respect to those who help fund it by complying with state registration requirements and deadlines.

I show some here, and some below the other tables and their images.

CENIC “About” top menu items. Click image to enlarge if needed.

CENIC.org – Click image to enlarge if needed. See any link on this website footer which might show financial statements or tax returns (Forms 990)?

Under “Sponsored Associates” are only 3 organizations (no links to them provided): Explora-torium (SF Bay Area people will know this one), SFJAZZ and California Academy of Sciences. This means some organization must have an “in” or be otherwise close to an existing member of CENIC; they are:

Cultural, scientific, or artistic institutions or organizations with a close tie to a Charter Associate that serves as a sponsor. Sponsored associates have direct access to an abbreviated portfolio of CENIC’s networks and services

Under “Auxiliary Associates,” (same described access to “abbreviated portfolio of…”) there is as of today (9/30/2017) only 1, “City of Hope” (NO link provided at CENIC, but searchable on-line) which I see is the development corporation behind a primarily a Cancer Research nonprofit, which, unlike CENIC, at least posts its Consolidated Annual Financial Statements, even several years’ worth (found under “Who We Are”) — but not its Forms 990.  City of Hope’s Consolidated Annual Financial Statements, however, are only Audited ones through Sep. 30, 2015, although several years’ worth are posted (YE Sep30 2010 – YE Sep. 30 2016).  I’m writing as of Sep. 30, 2017 so their audited financials possibly are still not really up there), according to the website description.

I took a look, however, and see that the financial statements are for an Affiliated Group (several entities) and that there are also “Auxiliaries” throughout the country.  City of Hope as a corporation refers to the development corporation of a number of (entities), so although its financials don’t seem that large, it seems that taken together they would be.  However consolidated financial statements eliminate “major inter-company accounts and transactions”  (next four annotated images).

My annotation on the image (bottom, fine blue print) mistakenly refers to members as “11,000 … 20,000” but the second number I see refers to users. See website for more info.

Click to enlarge! From the FY2014 IRS Form 990, an explanation why their royalties revenue is so high, and where Genetech fits in. EIN# 953435919.

Hospital organizations and their related foundations, research institutes, actual medical centers, and development corporations (and relationships all of the above) not my specialty; this one has my attention only as it was the sole Auxiliary Associate for an$89M (Assets) CENIC. City of Hope has (as of this year) over $1B assets; $129M invested in “Central American/Caribbean” and over $400M (which may include some of those) in “Alternative” forms. See their tax returns…. These images and any related statements are from a first-time, cursory look and point of reference only. I’ve looked at much more than am posting here, however.

  CENIC (not “City of Hope”) screenprints and quotations, cont’d.—

CENIC page, partial (click image to access) with brief activities statement and invitation to choose from a four-item menu of other promotional downloads. Icons prevail over labeling (“pictures vs. print”) verbiage minimal; readers must pick from only four doors if their category isn’t immediately reflected in titles, and whether or not desired info is found, will be sold on the products and services.

 

CENIC Board of Directors Elects New Officers

 · RENS & NRENS
TAGS: POLICYNETWORKCENIC BOARD OF DIRECTORSCENIC

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) is pleased to announce the election of five board members to its executive committee. CENIC connects California to the world, advancing education and research statewide by providing the world-class network essential for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. A nonprofit organization, CENIC operates the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of over 20 million users. CENIC also provides connectivity to leading-edge institutions and industry research organizations around the world, serving the public as a catalyst for a vibrant California. CENIC is governed by its members.

The Board of Directors is comprised of CENIC’s Charter Associates, the founding and governing members of CENIC. Charter Associates include** the California K–12 system, California Community Colleges, the California State University (CSU) system, California’s public libraries, the University of California system, Stanford, Caltech, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the University of Southern California (USC). The Directors meet six times per year to guide the organization, set policy, and make decisions about its future direction. Newly appointed officers include Tom Andriola and Patrick Perry, serving as Co-Chairs; Terry Walker, Vice Chair; Deborah Ludford; Treasurer; and Joe LoPiccolo, Secretary.

Tom Andriola was appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the University of California System in 2013. (etc. — other officers are also described here). (Read more…)

**”Includes” (if singular, or in the plural “include”) by definition means “but not necessarily limited to”I doubt anyone would question the value of such a network and connectivity for education institutions.  However, it still is a private nonprofit with board members primarily but NOT limited to officials in public office. “Level 3 Communications” has their dark fiber lease until 2040, affecting public and private institutions throughout the state:

CENIC Extends Fiber Lease Until 2040

 · CA COMMUNITY COLLEGESCSUCULTURAL & SCIENTIFICUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIAHEALTHCAREK-12LIBRARIESPERFORMING ARTSPRIVATE SECTORPRIVATE UNIVERSITIES & NPSRENS & NRENSPACIFIC WAVE
TAGS: RESEARCHNETWORKLEVEL3FIBER LEASECENICCALREN

Berkeley & La Mirada, California – CENIC today announced an agreement to extend its fiber leases, called Indefeasible Rights of Use (IRUs), with Level 3 Communications on more than 8,000 miles of dark fiber until 2040.

This collaboration provides Level 3’s extensive fiber network to CENIC’s 11,000-member institutions statewide. Universities, schools, libraries and other cultural, scientific and arts organizations in California will continue to advance education and research statewide using the world-class CENIC network, of which Level 3’s infrastructure is an integral part. The network is essential for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. …

END OF EXTENDED INTERRUPTION [on what’s further down re: CENIC] on TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE (continued in part, below other years’ post/images/pdf material –all is available by links near to of this post (minus the images) also….


Last Three Posts of 2016:

50 *ConnectED + MPR Associates Inc. + Gary Hoachlander, WestEd, and the US Dept. of Ed, with help from James Irvine Foundation** Nov. 18, 2016
51 4th Quarter 2016 Review, Part 1, of Who’s Pushing Things “First 5” (and K12) Public School “Transformation” (Sticky, published 12-13-2016) Dec. 13, 2016
52 4th Quarter 2016 Review, Part 2, of Who’s Pushing Things “First 5” (and K12) Public School “Transformation,” incl. Ounce of Prevention Fund (Sticky, publ. 12-13-2016) Dec. 13, 2016

2017, All Posts January 1 through September 21 October 3.

[I will add subsequent posts to this table as they are published — but will not update the associated pdf each time; it takes too long! Perhaps by the end of 4th Quarter 2017 I may update the associated pdfs linked and described above.

 TABLE OF CONTENTS, FAMILYCOURTMATTERS.org, YEAR 2017 (chrono)
 (Blank row) Jan. __ 2017
2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes from 2016 (=This post, also Row 3 below Jan. 9, same link)  n/a
Dear Readers  (2017 Themes, Ongoing Concerns) (about to publish)…(Click here, or see Row 15, for March 21)  n/a
 1 “Consulting, Training and Program Development for Public Child Welfare and Child Protection Organizations to Promote Safety, Permanency and Well Being for Abused, Neglected, and Sexually Abused Children” (Or, “A Tale of 3 Ohio Nonprofits basically run by a Board of 1 man, 1 woman, + the Perpetual-Motion Grants Recycling Operation”) 1980-2016 Jan. 1, 2017
 2 BASSC (1987), CalSWEC(1990), PCWTA (1996), CFPIC(2003)…How Many Acronyms, and Foundations (Zellerbach Family, Ford, et al.) in this Global Child Welfare Village, and why did the California Components of the CalSWEC Public/Private Partnership draw its Core Curriculum Competency Model from a funky and not-quite-honestly-reporting (1979-formed) trio of Ohio nonprofits? Jan. 5, 2017
 3 2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes from 2016 Jan.9, 2017
 4 Alert: Ready or Not, An 18,000-word, Multi-Stream, Detail-and-Documentation-filled Post is Next, Imminent, Upcoming and So Forth… Feb 5, 2017
 5 Just Say No to: Yes California, Inc. ~ Yes California Independence COMMITTEE (PAC) ~Yes California Independence CAMPAIGN ~ YesCalifornia.org ~ and “CalExit.” (And Why). [2/6/2017 + 2/7 addition] Feb. 6, 2017
 6A How Many Unified City/County Governments are there, and Since When, and WHY?  Here’s One (Wyandotte County|KCK, since 1997) Feb. 6, 2017
6B? Vital Info: “Sticky” Posts (Now Listed Here)   [Publ. 2/9/2017, rev. 5/26, 6/19, and 10/1/2017] Feb. 9, 2017
7 Progressive Language Creep Section from 2012 “Reconceptualize This” post (reviewed and reformatted 2017) Feb. 19, 2017
8 Retrospective @ 1/2017:  Beginning-of-Year Posts (“As I’ve Been Saying, Since 2009”) and an Update or Two  Feb. 21, 2017
9 OHIO.  My Oh My…  501©3, EIN#34-1376870, ACTION Ohio Coalition for Battered Women, a 1970s, deficit-ridden holdout, Still testifying – NOT, of course, about OHIO.Fatherhood.Gov (1999ff), though… Feb. 28, 2017
10 Understand Statewide “CADV” Funding (CFDAs 93591, 93592, 93671, and 93136 grants to Statewide Orgs) But Also Check Out “Family and Community Violence Prevention” (93910) in all its Male/Minority-focused Wealth — Over $99M to One Recipient under ONE Principal Investigator, Spanning 10 years — and Glory. Mar 6, 2017
11 Don’t know Who or What ~QIC-NRF ~ is?  Looks like neither do the AHA, the NFI, the ABA Center on Children and the Law, and HHS/Children’s Bureau (at least as uploaded at UCBerkeley’s School of Social Welfare CalSWEC) who collaborated on IT, then reported IT as a WHO (2010).  File under Fatherhood Engagement Absurdities — or at least, lots of anomalies —  2010 Mar. 7, 2017
12 Should the USA join the Commonwealth of Nations?  And if Not, Why Should We Allow our Elected Federal and State Officials to sponsor Coordination of Child Welfare, Domestic Violence, and Family Court|Custody Practices, as Ordered (Ordained?) by Appointed (not elected) Experts To Promote Their Personal Beliefs, Practices, and Profits? (A Few Reminders of Who’s Who) Mar. 12, 2017
13 Explaining my Inspirat’n for asking, on March 8, Internat’l Women’s Day, Should the USA Join the Commonwealth of Nations?… Mar. 17, 2017
14  Who is Foundation Press? (Started 1/22/2017, published 3/20/2017) Mar. 20, 2017
15 Dear Readers (2017 Themes and Ongoing Concerns) [started 1/19, published in part 2/19, and the whole enchilada 3/21/17] Mar. 21, 2017
16 Indicators that Both Left and Right Want Their Public Distracted, Occupied, and Entertained (engaging the Emotional versus Logical Processes) with Good Guy/Bad Guy Storytelling with Big Letters, Bright Colors and Pretty Pictures. Otherwise the Public might Actually Acquire the Basic Fiscal Literacy which underlies Good Judgment, and, in general, through Independent Action, Actually Communicate with Each Other to Achieve Economic Independence without Enslaving Others? [Publ. March 23, 2017] March 23, 2017
17 A Closer Look at “The Trade of the [previous] Century,” and some of the related Soros/Open Society Foundations, Their Ownership, Investments, and Activities (per Forms 990/990PF) March 24, 2017
18 Omidyar Entities: The Harvard/Bain/Bridgespan Consulting Model (Transform and Help Run — or own — Distressed Assets, LIKE U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS), Rebranded, on Steroids, and Gone Global

  • EXCERPT pp2-8 ONLY (12-10-2016 DRAFT4Feedbk! Dec 6, 2015,VEnglund – Public Still Clueless After All These Years? (BISC-MI+DV Cartel+PRWORA, 1995-2015 | Notice the Narratives but EXAMINE <==pdf from this page.  paragraphs below express my frustration.  This blog also has a section and points to previous posts on the “Family Justice Center” (now “Alliance for Hope International”) situation, in general — or, I should say, specifically (see above link):
  • This “Public Still Clueless After All These Years?”  also illustrates how tax returns often tell a very different story than press releases, or even complaints about any organization in journal form.  The financial information is simply of a different type and nature — but it STILL shows organization ethics and character.  Based on that evidence, I say my up-front summaries are accurate, as is that the public is in 2017 as in 2015, “Still Clueless After All These Years” (at least about this particular public/private partnership’s basic model and based on that model, purposes).  You can see why such shady “slosh-money-through” behavior would need a REALLY benevolent purpose, cause and association to distract from the financial realities throughout.  Probably it’s distracted many of the volunteers and some employees too, but at SOME point in time, that “stuff” will become public.  Then what?  Well, “we’ve already invested too much in the program and built up the infrastructure in city after city, what about all our employees and the clients we’re servicing?” |||  My point exactly — part of the business plan is to accelerate expansion BEFORE the public gets a serious clue what’s coming down the road at them, and at their expense, ongoing….Hardly the “democratic” and (much less the republican) form of government…Similar deal with the Bain/Bridgespan model — and Harvard University (or at least Harvard Business School // Review) agrees.  As to Public/Private Partnerships and Accelerating Social Change in the name of public welfare — the Corporation for National Service/Social Innovation Fund (I posted on it recently, and earlier in 2016) agrees too.  I guess there’s just nothing to be said about distributing representative government throughout unaccountable nonprofit networks which hook up with government agencies or entities, and then take it global.
March 30, 2017
19 Three (or Four) Famous, Privately Controlled Nonprofits Who Just Wanna Transform Public Education (and Urban Populations to Practice On) April 3, 2017
20 A Tale of Two LLCs (and One Brown University Institute): Fronting the Causes, Burying-Moving-Renaming-Abandoning/Reinstating-Geographically Dispersing and Building Umbrella Organizations (a.k.a. Shelters) for the Networks’ Actual Fiscal Identities and Relationships April 11, 2017
21 (1) Fund for Educational Excellence. (2) Foundation for Excellence in Education (or ExcelEd). (3) Alliance for Excellent Education, and (4) ConnectEd (Note the backers) and I just showed (5) Communities in Schools (Remember the subcontractors). Also Consider (6) Brown University’s AISR ~Smart Education Systems~ based on Ted [Yale, Harvard]+Nancy Sizer’s Coalition of Essential Schools. [nearly 20,000 words] April 17, 2017
22 Challenging the Annenbergs’ Public Education Challenge Grants, Still Searching for AISR@Brown as a Form 990 filer, Still Scrutinizing Why We Accept that Privately Controlled, Synched, Billion-Dollar, Tax-Exempt Foundations Care about the Public as Much as About Controlling Their Collective Assets (and the Public, Lest It Start Demanding a Better Look at the Books!) [moved here Apr. 15, published April 21,2017] April 21, 2017
23 Freedom of the Press IS on the Auction Block (Rupert Murdoch, Walter Annenberg empires: Consolidate, New Markets, Buy&amp;Sell, handle the Scandals, go public, go private, keep on trucking…) April 21, 2017
24 Challenge Fund Circuitry (Anyone ELSE want to look up $52M worth of Challenge Grants from Annenberg Foundation Year 2001?) April 26, 2017
25 Just Do it!  Do the Drill-Downs to see What Lies Beneath.  Or, Continue to “Take It On Faith” in the Multi-campus, Digitally-Driven, Public/Private Partnership Tax-Exempt Mega-Church aka the U.S.A.

Yes I did just call this entire country a multi-campus, digitally-driven, public/private partnership, tax-exempt mega-church.

May 3, 2017
26 Today’s Lesson — Show-and-Tell (and what’s not told) re: ~Annenberg Learner~ and Annenberg Foundation ~Education Initiatives~ (published May 10, 2017) May 10, 2017
27 “DISCONNECTED!” — More on ConnectEd (2006ff nonprofit) and WestEd (1995ff JPA claiming to be since 1966). Can YOU Follow the Connections, Find and Correlate the Financial Statements, and Name the EndGame(s)?  (Post added to “Sticky posts” and update added Sep 29, 2017) May 11,**** 2017
28 UCB’s Center for Cities + Schools’ (W.K.Kellogg Foundation-sponsored, 2016 promoted) ~Planning for PK-12 Infrastructure~ Initiative  [[“UCB” stands for University of California-Berkeley]] May 15, 2017
29 UCB’s CC+S (Kellogg Foundation-sponsored) 2016 PK-12 Infrastructure Planning (Education Work Group Details) ~~ Cont’d.+ (This and previous post were shorter, because I split them in two, obviously…. 🙂 ) May 15, 2017
30 The Fascinating Genealogy of Founders of the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) behind the Strong Cities Network (SCN) the USDOJ Attorney General in September 2015 recommended We All Join Too May 17, 2017
31 About (Here, UCB CC+S’s:) Partners, Advisors, Initiatives, Task Forces, Related Work Groups and the URGENT Need to Translate ALL Public/Private Partnership Lingo into Meaningful Bottom-Line Language to Answer ONE Question of Partners (etc.) and the Networked Whole: Honest or Dishonest?+ May 24, 2017
32 Schools for Children of the World, Inc. — Great Theme, Now Here are the Forms 990. May 24, 2017
33 Promoting Page added May 27, 2017, on “The Whole Nine Yards”: Who’s Been REstructuring the PK-12 School Planning Infrastructure; the Capital Appreciation Bonds [raising funds for school facilities] Scam; CAFRs; Unbelievably Unethical, Internationally-Conferencing 501©3s; Where University Centers, each University’s Supporting Foundations (sometimes plural); and of course Many VFFs (Very Famous Foundations) Coordinate for Cradle-to-Career GLOBAL Control (of Education) <===(“About Blog Motto”) June 1, 2017
34 School Facilities Planning Roundtables (2008 in California) and the Internationally-conferencing Trade Association Re-Branding Runaround. June 10, 2017
35 Yet Another “Recent Research Suggests” link (2015 quoting pre-2010 source) unearths Yet Another Chameleon Corp. and Its Also Recently Re-branded Partner, ALL Targeting the $20 Billion School Supplies, Facilities, Technology and “Learning Environments” Marketplace. Internationally, of Course. June 10, 2017
36 Why Bother To Unravel the Proliferation of Private Associations Representing Public Offices? Well, re: the sponsored database project SchoolMatters.com, That Might be a $10M Question for “The Council of Chief State School Officers” (CCSSO.org) in D.C., Grantee, and “The Broad Foundation,” in Los Angeles, Donor. June 16, 2017
37 Speaking of Projects and Nonprofits Funded by The Broad Foundation…. How about The Broad Institute (and its role in waging Patent Wars over CRISPR (Gene Perturbation, RNA/DNA cutting-edge research) with UCBerkeley?) June 18, 2017
38 Good Cop, Bad Cop (not to mention Camouflage) in the Federally-Funded Gender War, Classic Examples (Inset, Callout or Footnote to my other 6/24/2017 post) June 24, 2017
39 1. The War Against Women(‘s Rights) in an All-Gender World? 2. Organization Names and Name Changes Distract from their Coordinated Agenda, but Operations and Strategy Reveal Agenda (So, LOOK at the Books, and KEEP Looking). June 24, 2017
40 Do You Know Your: NGA, NCSC, NCSL, NCSEA, NCJFCJ, NCCD, NACC, and NASMHPD, not to mention ICMA? [Written Oct. 25, 2014**, split in three; this part published June 30, 2017] June 30, 2017
41 Other Considerations on the NASMHPD, MHA, and This Type of Networking (Oct. 25, 2014 post updated June/July, 2017, Publ. July 3)

click on image to see website.

July 3, 2017
42 Even More Considerations on NASMHPD (and DBSA, and NAMI), and MHA. See Also Recent Epidemic? of Attorneys-General Suing Big Pharma over the Opioid Abuse Epidemic. July 6, 2017
43 Do You Know Your…ABA, APA (Founders, History, and via their Forms 990/O or Financial Statements, As Nonprofits?), Or How the ABA from its start maneuvered around existing suffrage for “men of color” long after women also got the vote? If Not, Then You Also May Not Yet Know Your [the Public’s] Assigned Place in the Tax Continuum Pecking Order. (Oct 2014 updated + Publ. July 10, 2017, Pt. 3A)1 July 10, 2017
44 Featuring Five Vital Posts on …. Our Assigned Places in the Tax Continuum Pecking Order (from ABA, APA post update) July 12, 2017
45 State-Run Banks? At Least Two Activists Who Understand CAFRs, How Governments Stockpile Assets, Take Polar Opposite Stances on What to Do About It (Burien, Herman). And Perhaps Why..

This post just made Sticky + minor intro added Sep 27 2017. Click image to enlarge.

<==I just decided this post will be marked “STICKY,” and post closer to top of blog. It’s recent and helps pull together details on topics I’m still blogging (Sept. 2017).  Rather than “index” its tags, I’m sticking them in this table row, as a clickable-screenprint (to enlarge) for an idea of the range of topics it covers.

July 17,**** 2017
46 To Identify and UNDERstand is To Know Why (and How) to WITHstand. (The Public’s Assigned Place on the Tax Continuum Pecking Order). [from “Do You Know Your ABA, APA…?” Oct. 2014 Post Update @07/18/2017] July 18, 2017
47 The Broad Institute (MIT, Harvard, TBF*, 2008) and Stanley Family Foundation (see MBI, Inc.)-funded Center for Psychiatric Research (“schizophrenic, bi-polar”) Testing and Treatment Advocacy (“TAC”) and Gene-Editing (CRISPR-Cas9) USPTO Patent Wars with UCBerkeley et al. (written 6/15/17, posted 7/23/2017) July 23, 2017
48 Who? (Besides Harvard, MIT and Other Boston-area Institutes) is Funding and Promoting/Soliciting for Personal Genomics (volunteer your personal, identifiable, genetic code for the PGP, a global database to be shared internationally) — GET Research (fine-tuning and equipping the Nature vs. Nurture debate) as Essential for Global Public Health? (publ. 7/31/17) July 31, 2017
49 An Alternate Viewpoint on the Anti-Smoking / Smoking Causes Cancer! Campaign and its Syndicated (?) Backers incl. the Whiteheads, the Laskers, the NIH and the U.S. Congress (from SmokersHistory.com and Other Sources. See also Tobacco Lawsuits and 1998 MSA Settlement Funds ~~} American Legacy Foundation, now the so-called Truth Initiative®) (Published 8/5/2017) August 5, 2017
*50 Cont’d from my Aug. 5 post …An Alternate Viewpt. on the Anti-Smoking Campaign and its Syndicated Backers …1998 Tobacco Litigation MSA followed by the 2007 (Opinion) USDOJ RICO [started 8/7, published 8/19/17 + updated since] August 19, 2017
51 NAATPN, Inc (2000ff, Total Current Assets, $0) and Caffee, Caffee and Associates PHF, Inc. (Hattiesburg, MS, 2003ff, Total Assets $0, Tax Filings Questionable), and others trying to squeeze a California Race-Based Stop-Smoking Network (AATEN) into that recipe.  (23,000 words!!) (incl. all captions for the many images) August 28, 2017
52 Introducing A New Page, How and When Problem-Solving (make that ‘Collaborative Justice’) Courts were Institutionalized and other Consolidate/ Coordinate/Standardize/PRIVATIZE Stories at Courts.CA.Gov. AND, some of the Backdrop (Personal Experience of Turn-of-Century Social Policy towards Women Reporting Abuse and Their Efforts to Exit It… ) [Publ. Sept. 15, 2017] (Access new page from that post or sidebar Vital Links menu) Sept. 15, 2017
53 EVERYCRSReport.com: Project of Demand Progress (a 501©3 + 501©4 each w/ fiscal agent~New Venture Fund (formerly Arabella Legacy Fund), Sixteen Thirty Fund), the R Street Institute (formerly DC Progress). So, Will the Real Sponsors Step Out from behind their Fiscal Agents, WITH NameTags, or Shall I Continue Outing Them?) [Last revised Sept.11, published “As-Is” Sept. 21, 2017] Sept. 21, 2017
54 Basic Definitions and Etymology (Roots) of the Word ~syndicate. Syndicates are formed for legal OR illegal purposes. Know the Difference! (Recent context, My USDOJ Tobacco RICO post + Others’ Lasker Syndicate references) [From 8/26, Publ. 10/3/2017]      (a fairly short post). Oct. 3, 2017
55 Public Health Service Act Timelines since 1944 through Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Incl. contributing Bill S.4108, right before before National Cancer Act of 1971). See also Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and NIH-FDA-related updates, Like: TCORS’ (so far) 14 Regulatory Science Resource Centers, or NCATS (2012ff) to better Advance Translational Science; predictably with continued Big Tobacco Litigation (protesting First Amendmt. Violations promoted by Tobacco Control Act of 2009) — and let’s not forget UCSF’s Multi-million-dollar, NIH- or FDA-sponsored: Centers, Institutes, and Famous Anti-smoking Professor. Oct. 7, 2017
56 Size Still Matters — So, Who’s Got the Biggest (Most) Assets, Who Manages the Most of OTHERs’ Assets (AUM), How Much are Americans Bankrolling Both, or Should We Be Measuring Something Else, like Donations? [Started 8/24, Published 10/8/2017] Oct. 8, 2017
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For 2016 ONLY with valuable material before/after:

It (also) is now accessible in two formats — on-line, or a printed pdf (paginated to fit 8.5X11 format), as explained below (pdf completed added post-publication here).

I closed out 2016 with an average of one post a week (52 posts total). 

Link to TOC 2016 & that post’s revised title:  {1}Table of Contents 2016 (52 posts Jan. 23 – Dec. 13, 2016) with {2} Intro on First 5 Years Fund(ing), incl. but not limited to Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement Payouts + Warren Buffett’s “Ounce of Prevention Fund”(IL) and {3} Appendix of Tags from some Critical-to-Understand Posts

 

Link to that TOC 2016 (only, not preface and appendix material) in 8X11.5 word processing format (as a pdf, with post links active)Click to read full-sized==> familycourtmatters-wordpress-com-toc-2016-52-posts-5pp-1-9-2017 (images from it will be shown below also, with the link again).

This next, boxed (white-background) section is a quote from the 2016 post reflecting my thinking at the time and raises points to keep in mind when looking at organization’s self-disclosures vs. what their financials disclose — labeling and categories as key to comprehension.

“…Develop the ability to keep the background “ops” in mind while reading Public Relations Promotions…”

  • Introductions come first, so the order of material within the post obviously would be {2} Intro, {1} Table, {3} Appendix.  The most important part of post title is that it contains a Table of Contents.  So there you have it regarding minor conflicts of labeling systems (title vs. post itself).  Nothing new about that, so long as the context where each one applies is understood. But, can you keep straight conflicts between an organization’s self-disclosure on the websites and what the financials, fling history, and close organizational “friends” all reveal about the same entity, or as it often goes, “entities”?
  • I looked at one tax return today, representing several entities at one location, and found that the “disregarded entities” held positives assets controlled by ONE Form 990-filer (i.e., public charity) totaling over $60 million dollars among three LLCs.  Meanwhile they were declaring negative cash flow and on the same return a reference to a NEGATIVE $67M balance in their financial statements — the same return.  This entity had a board of only three officers — a married couple, and one other.  The entity was formed this century.  Collectively, however, the same leadership has many pots on the stove, so to speak.
  • Labeling, presentation, and categorization in accounting is apparently everything. Develop the ability to keep the background “ops” in mind (or at least know where to find them again if exact details not remembered) while reading the Public Relations Promotions (whether found on organization website, on a government website regarding the organization it is (like as not) partnering with, or even on — as I discovered again within the last three days — a well-known research university’s website.

AND IMAGES from the 2016 pdf:

 

The preface to 2016 list of posts is another reader challenge:

Next are four images of all fifty-two 2016 posts — to click on an active links to the posts, you may use the “pdf” link provided with them (which has all 5 pages) or go to the 2016 post link above, which has more information before and after.  These images preview what the pdf version will look like.  For this 2016 display, click on any image to access the related pdf (there is a “Links to” function; so I added that as a custom link). It’s the same link for all four images. Captions below each image also remind you of this.

 

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TOC 2016, Page 1 (Links not active on the image — Click IMAGE to access 5-page pdf with clickable post titles).

Page 1, only, full-sized (post links not active, it’s just an image).Next: 2-up Images, starting with Page 1 again, three images / 5 pp total, showing Table of Contents 2016. 

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[2016 TOC, pp. 1 & 2 as images. For clickable post titles, Click this image go to the related 2016 pdf]

 
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[2016 TOC, pp. 3& 4 as images. For clickable post titles, click this IMAGE go to the related 2016 5-page pdf. ]

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[2016 pg. 5 of 5. For clickable post titles, click this IMAGE to go to related 5-page pdf]


Again, to read full-sized (same as if you had clicked on any 2016 image above because I added the same link to each image, as the captions indicate): TOC-2016: 52-posts-5pp @Jan-9-2017. Once document is displayed, Click on any post title to read that post after first reading the footer notice highlit in yellow.

See header info in images and the related pdf:  Although in this post I am not emphasizing my personal name, this IS my work and the pdf and images in footer declare the copyright and grant permission to quote ONLY if the quote also acknowledges (blog name, username, active link to post being quoted AND (because sometimes I do revise after publishing, or move materials) to the 3 TOC posts above. Where WordPress TOU (Terms of Use) may conflict with my declaration of rights, including © to myself for my writing, the strict interpretation of “All Rights Reserved” (as described) applies.  If there are any questions, it’s my understanding that the company providing WordPress (Automattic, Inc.) is a California company, and I currently also reside in the state, so California laws would apply.  [fn1]

 


For 6/2014 and earlier, back to 9/2012 ==>: My Posts, Just the List (June 29, 2014..back to Sept. 24, 2012. From Jan. 23, 2016 forward now available @ “Table of Contents 2016 ONLY” Post)

==> ==> My “New, Improved!” (perhaps easier to browse) Table of Posts in paginated, 8.5X11 viewing format, [37pp in all]completed Wed. January 11, 2017 from the above post (only) link.  Click on the pdf, and know that all links on this pdf except a very few which may be an image of someone else’s website, are indeed active.  The main part looks similar to the images below; but this being so much longer, has different sections. Otherwise, I’ll add it to the 2014 post, and may publicize in its own post soon.   . . . The table of contents (therein) is on pp. 4-20.

I didn’t count, but the table has 143 rows.  Give or take the header and a few spares, this represents about 140 posts from 2012-2014.  In mid-2012, my understanding of certain financial concepts (like CAFRs) AND of the history of psychology as related to the development of the family courts, accelerated and deepened, helping connect the financial to the psychological to the business sectors — to taxes.  Browsing the titles might just be a good overview.

Images from this format — you will notice the same (date, filename, blog/username, page #) header on every page, and a footer (yellow-highlit) containing Notice to readers.  It’s self-explanatory.  Here are a few images (no active links in the images, only the pdf above…):

This is “top of the document” preface:

Top of 37-page pdf reflecting FamilyCourtMatters posts Sep. 29, 2012 – June 29, 2014 (but listed in reverse chrono order).Click image to enlarge image (only) if needed

Described first, then shown:

IMAGES:  Page 1 – self-explanatory, below it, Page 3 Selected Posts with Abstracts (Endnotes), opposite that, a sample, Page 19 (from 2012 portion of the table), and last, an Endnote #12 (Page 30 of 37) containing an added annotated image from “PION” (Pension & Investments On-Line) publication — from a 2009 chart (I’d cited in 2013) of the 50 largest foundations in the USA.  

Below all that I have some material on “CENIC.org” which is of general interest re: private-access, high-speed, membership-only network initiatives and their costs.  I’m sure there are similar ones in other states…. This one just showed up by visiting my blog, so I looked it up….

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Click this image to access the pdf (tall 37 pages) from which any post title is an active link.

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From TOC 2014 -> 2012, PAGE 3 (front matter explaining end matter / index tags) Click this image to enlarge this image (only), or Click HERE to access the pdf (all 37 pages) from which any post title is an active link.

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2014 – 2012 SAMPLE — Page 19 of 37 (Nov. 2012 and earlier). Click this image to access the pdf (all 37 pages) from which any post title is an active link, and remember the end matter (21-37); page 1 explains.


About THOSE 50 LARGEST FOUNDATIONS – and fourth image from “2014 – 2012” TOC pdf.

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Endnote 12, continued from one on my Post “Private Equity Taking a New Tack” with “Largest Foundations” annotated image. Page 32 from my 37-page TOC 2012-2014, reformatted.<=all of it. Click this IMAGE to enlarge (this image only) as needed

As of now, I’d already researched about every other one on the (2009) list, and posted on several. If you read this blog frequently, you’d recognize several names in the context of their operations to change public institutions.  These are privately controlled non-profit foundations controlling assets numbered in the billions of US$.  I had warned people about this in mid-2013 already.

And they are influencing social and justice policies, not to mention education and immigration also.

There are specialized magazines for such foundations, as “the good guys” or as investment platforms — but mainstream media (print, on-line, TV) otherwise just does not report** on the sector as a risk to legal representation of individuals in the United States of America, which it absolutely is.

Not to mention sponsoring organizations who often do not comply with state OR federal registration, filing, and incorporation laws here.

**I did — in part after I discovered some of the largest ones (Ford, Annie E. Casey, at points an Open Society foundation) pushing “responsible fatherhood” programs. And after I found one even partnering with the NYS Unified Court System to push certain types of programming favorable to a certain association I also blog on, consistently.

Many of these relate to diverting process outside the court room and into private (or, public/private) behavioral modification purposes, rather than emphasizing direct criminal prosecution/sentencing, such diversions being based on the need for system-wide change because of its racism.  Annie E. Casey, MacArthur working tag-team on this with particular focus on youth, and particularly youth in foster care or child welfare systems. Entire states are chosen to test solutions for the stated problems (Models for Change, JDAI, etc.)

So, my endnote on May 6, 2013 post “Private Equity Takes a New Tack” (also seen in the starred image, above left, from “List of Selected Posts with Endnotes”) referenced these entities.  That “tack” referred to buying of hard-asset infrastructure in, say, sub-Saharan Africa (a dam in Namibia, I think it was).

Whenever private entities control public resources, it’s going to affect any local population.

Similar things are happening here, within America, but we somehow don’t seem to realize it, as having been coached not to think about who owns which real estate and assets, but “we’re all in this together” and in terms of social services.  What about the roads, public buildings, dams, levees, schools, universities (public ones I mean) as to their property (real estate); what about access to “the grid” whether it’s electric, and/or communications?  Who owns, and who charges access fees?

I just learned recently through noticing a certain visitor to the blog, about “CENIC.org” and the Internet2, i.e., that high-speed infrastructure as opposed to the communications network available to most individual taxpayers as individuals (that is, apart from their work or educational lives).  I realize the need for this when it comes to the military and national safety, but still — how many of us understand or even think casually about the entities involved and how this works and is financed? Well, see that website for more information.  It’s one of the best-designed websites I’ve seen in a long time, and deals with the statewide internet access for California.

This pdf=/= the CENIC website image, but an annotated RRF filing of the organization showing sources of gov’t revenue.  Check it out….

Total results: 3Search Again.

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The image of the detail from a state-level filing by CENIC within California is heavily annotated to express my disgust in basic compliance behavior by anything this large, this government-funded, the government and university-connected.  Who do they think is funding government in the first place?  So ‘fess up, file on time, divulge, and quit placing unnatural time delays, obstacles, or diversions in the public’s face to its required public-access, state-level, required information.

In this case, it filed the information due 4-½  months after the end of one fiscal year instead about 11 months after it, then omitted key information which might lead to verification (i.e., a contact person).   It filed that late, looks like, every year (except the first two) since 2002. In 2015, it “forgot” to enclose a check for $300 as its annual RRF filing fee (for a huge organization) and, I see in 2014 decided to omit who is the “pass-through” agent for its NSF funding, or leave a contact person’s name so it could be found otherwise. (click any image to enlarge).

Maybe a minor (?) oversight, but why make it? “YE 6/30/2015” FYI is Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2014, not 2015…..

I’m not saying it’s not a valuable or essential purpose (in writing this during Sept. 2017 update, I also do not remember the exact contents I was responding to below).  I just don’t see why responsible professionals in obvious fields cannot ADD to their professional behavior, subjecting themselves to, submitting to, and following instructions on what here is a ONE-page form with about 8 Yes/No questions and simple conditions for any “Yes” answer. (!!).

CENIC response to an RRF question from the California OAG RCT (Registry of Charitable Trusts). Click image to enlarge; it contains a link to website for further information if desired. Anything inside a colored box, i.e., most of the page, is my commentary (!!). Company website is CENIC.org. Searchable by EIN# on any of the cites I am often using throughout this blog).

 

This is an interesting organization whose leadership salaries have increased (along with revenues and assets) about 8-fold (from $160,000 for one person, to $1.2M for several) over about a dozen years (latest IRS Form 990 uploaded to the California OAG is only for FY2013).  Here’s a link to the charitable details page at the OAG (only 3 pages long, which gives access to its other uploaded files at the State Registry of Charitable Trusts (“RCT”).  These sometimes serve as a nice time capsule showing organization growth or change (just click on earlier and compare to later filings….).

I also enclose some screenprints from the earliest year shown there (FY2000) about its purpose, and a Schedule A of support showing that it never was primarily supported by grants, but by Program Service Revenues — rapidly increasing from the start), and at least two from later year showing two “Schedule-R” (Related entities) one, “Disregarded” and the other a corporate partnership, taxable.  The earlier Form 990 shows use of independent subcontractors; but the later does not.

Sched R Pt. I, disregarded entity is a CENIC LLC

Sched R Pt. III tax-exempt related entity is National LambdaRail Inc. (smaller than the Pt. I LLC and showing a negative “income” this year).

CENIC (Corp for Educ Netwk Initiatives in Calif) Calif DOJ-OAG-RCT Details (@Sep28 2017, 3pp) CalEntity# C2031925, EIN#943289022, first funded only in 1997? <==OAG DETAILS page differs from these images from a single-year Form 990.  Shows entity growth over the years, and some of its filing habits (in “Related Documents” section) Check it out!

 

 

 

 

Anyhow, this is a Table of Contents page, not an “organization analysis page.”…. I see what I see, but it’s not worth the effort to document here.  You have been notified, it’s worth looking at….

Thanks for publicizing this blogs to interested others.  If you run across people blogging similar material, I’d love to have a link and add it to the sidebar, or see where material overlaps or diverges, and if so, how.  Who knows, working WITH others on documenting, investigating, and changing the conversations, might still even be possible (although after nearly a decade, I remain a skeptic….).  //LGH 9/28/2017.

 


Reminder of the footnote on the pdfs requesting reasonable anonymity and preference to use “Let’s Get Honest” over my personal name, even though it is now known on this blog….



[fn1] I would appreciate in general being referred to as “Let’s Get Honest” rather than my given name, for reasons relating to my personal circumstances locally (i.e., for safety reasons) and to keep the focus on the subject matter of the blog — not anecdotal accounts of divorce and custody proceedings, which to anyone but parties to the case and eyewitnesses, are effectively hearsay to the general reader.  But, I have poured my time and life into this material because there was a major gap in reporting which left a major gap in credibility of the reporting which was taking place on the matter of custody of children post-separation-from abuse and this whole field of the family courts as disrupting family relationships.  And credit should be given where credit is due.  My perspective and voice represents my own and seems to be unique among those reporting on even some of the court-connected corporations.  Do not plaigiarize or quote sections of this without appropriate acknowledgement AND attached links.  (Click full-sized pdf, read NOTICE above).

Go to top of this posts for links to other tables of contents, or other formats for this or the others.  // Thanks! LGH (“Let’s Get Honest,” that’s me..) 9-27-2017 

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Do You Know Your EDC (EIN#04-2241718 in Massachusetts)? Or Why It Became a Greenbook Initiative ~Evaluation Partner~ Alongside ICF International and the NCSC? If Not, Pls. Look Now! [Orig. 11/15/2016, Rev. & made “Sticky” 6/24/2017]

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Post title: Do You Know Your EDC (EIN#04-2241718 in Massachusetts)? Or Why It Became a Greenbook Initiative ~Evaluation Partner~ Alongside ICF International and the NCSC? If Not, Pls. Look Now!*

*(with case-sensitive shortlink ending “-4TG”).  Published 11/15/2016, made sticky (and some images added near top, and missing ones replaced in middle) 6/25/2017 for its place in other topics I’m currently featuring.

Massachusetts Corporation/Business Entity Search (although EDC is a Delaware legal domicile entity with a MA address).  What’s a bit odd about the master page is that EDC is NOT labeled “nonprofit” although it seems to be one:

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if needed, click here to read officer list full-sized.

Click on “All Filings” on the “master page” which comes up (after click on organization name) to view some older listings of officers showing their affiliations.

[See next fine-print, light-blue “lost the reference” paragraph.  I found it again, reprinted, annotated here.

Gail T.P. Wickes @EDC (since 1973) made some serious rippled as Gail Thain Parker, 1st woman President of Bennington College, VT. Part of issue behind her resignation dealt with her “futures” plan to rescue it financially; she said, too many tenured professors. I can see why, if there is a connection, Ted Sizer at CES and/or Brown U. might want her. See published books.

Click image to enlarge annotated image; but click HERE for the associated EDC registration in MA (1970s) listing first officers and Board as shown above.

I looked up  the almost NO women on the board (@1972) and put some urls on the image.  Gail Thain Parker (now “Gail T.P. Wickes” as Harvard BA & PhD but was -briefly – the youngest women college president in the US, and first one of Bennington College, VT, with her (then-husband).  It didn’t go well.  She was only 29!  EDC still lists her, says, on its board since 1973 (before her time at Bennington), and now is a stockbroker].

For example, here’s for year 2010:[June2017 Update note: that link is a generic, not a saved search, and no longer valid. Despite looking again through some of the key personnel (other MA corporations they ran) and earlier (and revealing) EDC returns, I DNR what I was looking at, this time.  I did see William DeJong listed as just 1 of 5 contractors (paid bout $59,000) in FY2001 or 2002; I’ve blogged DeJong’s since on FamilyCourtMatters). I would like to know what the reference was, but for now, do not. Tax Years Fiscal Years 2002 + 2001 from 990Finder (FoundationCenter) have financial statements attached; 2001 has a schedule of contracts and pass-through federal agencies.  Neither particularly explains what they do on the Form 990 “Program Service Accomplishments” page in those years, and Highest Paid Subcontractors” omit contact addresses, or even state/country info). EDC’s Gov’t grants (see Scheds A) escalated by millions, yearly 1998-2003 at least. I AM ADDING 5 IMAGES from EARLIER EDC IRS RETURNS, 2 show its highest paid contractor, all show avoidance tactics (disrespectful to the public) in filling out Forms 990. The first image is as wide as the post, others are smaller. (But FS were attached, also) //LGH]

#1 of 5 Images, EDC (EIN#042240218) FY2002 Shows ca. ¾ of funding is govt grants)(Image added post-publicatn 6/2017)

Image #2 of 6, EDC (EIN#042240218) FY2002 Shows Despite $67M Program ($84M Total) Expenses, EDC doesn’t feel obligated to fill out “Program Service Accomplishments” page (and got the FY wrong on its boilerplate excuse for better PSA breakdown)(Image added post-publicatn 6/2017)

Image #3 of 6, EDC (EIN#042240218) FY2002 Subcontractors, no state or even country info provided. See next images for highest subcontractor (SLK) shown…

Image #4 of 6, EDC (EIN#042240218) FY2001<== (Wm. DeJong shown) Subcontractors, no state or even country info provided even when subcontractor’s name is a person. See next images for highest subcontractor (SLK) shown…[Same Form990 part as Image#3, diff’t year)

Image #6 of 6, RE: EDC (EIN#042240218) FY2001 + 2002 highest paid subcontractors, no state or even country info provided. SLK Leadership (most, but it’s all men)shown…SLK is named after first Indian to graduate from MIT (in 1926) see website for more info.

Image #5 of 6, RE: EDC (EIN#042240218) FY2001 & 2002 Subcontractor, no state or even country info provided, BLOOMBERG.com shows SLK Software Svces Pvt. Ltd. only formed in 2000(!), based in India Click to read its target clientele, and that it’s subsidiary of SLK Group


(continuing the original narrative from this post)
I see listings from Brown (in Rhode Island, “Coalition of Essential Schools”), Columbia U. School of International and Public Affairs, Harvard JFK School of Government, Watertown (Mass).Public Schools, a person from Texas House of Representatives, Dept of Health (Boston), someone from PaineWebber (NJ), from NYNEX Corp in White Plains, NY, others without listed affiliations (incl. from Bethesda, MD) and in the only non-east-Coast director, Dean T. Jamison from UCLA.


Curious about that Brown University “Coalition of Essential Schools,” connection of an EDC board member,  I simply looked it up and immediately seea repeating pattern among progressive (specifically) school reform advocates preaching democracy, egality, etc.  – and how this translates into how, and from where (Harvard, Yale, Brown for starters in this case) they like to do business.  The website is ‘EssentialSchools.org” and there is a Wiki.


I removed these about 4,000 words (before any expansion) from the “Who Produced the Greenbook Initiative” post which itself started as front matter from my original (2014-backwards) Table of Contents Post. [Full Title:  Who Produced The Greenbook Initiative? And, About NGA, NCJFCJ, AFCC, Council on State Govts (Trade Associations You Should Know).  (Moved from “My Posts-Just the List” on 10-5-2016, Expanded by 2/3rds and Posted 11/8/2016) ]


As I am not doing the conference circuit, cannot do this AND Facebook, Twitter, seek on-line MSM journalist spots, my main vehicle for communicating these understandings, unless you happen to encounter me in a public place and get to talking, is really this blog. When not doing this blog, these days, I am considering how to deal with the current life situations which have a number of pending litigation situations, or one that ought to become litigation, the purpose this time to alleviate my current situation of being extorted, long-term, with housing at risk.


You’d be surprised how little it can take to wreck others’ lives once children are taken hostage, and when the only venue to correct this is the current family court system as pumped up on marriage and fatherhood promotions and untraceable funding flowing through the system AND the administrative bureaucracy backing up its practices, like some athletes have been found to be on steroids.


I am writing this just days before a US Presidential election in which charges about the Clinton Foundation or the Trump Foundations come up occasionally, while almost no one is talking about the significance of the tax-exempt foundation as a sector influencing just how “great” America is, or is not, presently.

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About the Language and Length (Notes on Writing Style from TOC 2014 post) with Work Sample: The Calif Endowment (Publ. 10-13-2016, “Sticky”)

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Some Notes on Length and Writing Style,

and Work Sample (Preview/Postlude)

(Exploring one nonprofit & one of its backing foundations  with financial and filing details sheds light on the organizations’ mutual and relative sizes, revenue sources, and overall purposes, as a counterpoint and “backdrop” to organization’s public-profiles, i.e., their websites)  

Full Post Title & ShortLink:  About the Language and Length (Notes on Writing Style from TOC 2014 post) with Work Sample: The Calif Endowment (Publ. 10-13-2016, “Sticky”)

Including evidence from “The California Endowment” (“TCE”)’s Fiscal year 2004 Form 990PF return; it shows supplemental Statements detailing Direct Charitable Activities (expenses $16M),  and afterwards, showing dollar amounts in expenses, investments, liabilities, etc. as shown on the main IRS form.

The “charitable activities” performed that year were in part in conjunction with The California Healthcare Foundation to develop an Internet “app” to streamline people’s applications for as many social services and healthcare (welfare-type, public-funded) services as possible:

In conjunction with third-party vendor, The California Endowment supervised the development and implementation of the One-e-App technology solution. One-e-App is a Web-based system that is designed to screen and enroll all eligible individuals in California in multiple publicly funded health and social service programs, such as Medi- Cal and Healthy Families…

While paying that same year $11M in investment managers’ fees and holding a variety of investments as the “evidence” link above shows.  Here’s TCE more recently and right underneath it, “The California Healthcare Foundation (also more recent return):

ORGANIZATION NAME ST YR FORM PP TOTAL ASSETS EIN
California Endowment CA 2015 990PF 188 $3,768,442,347.00 95-4523232

Check out the close similarity in EIN#s — interesting, huh? 954523232 and 945423231

We are looking at $3.7 billion assets vs. $0.78 billion (or $780M) in total gross assets…

ORGANIZATION NAME ST YR FORM PP TOTAL ASSETS EIN
California HealthCare Foundation CA 2015 990O 237 $780,974,997.00 95-4523231

The California Healthcare Foundation (assets a mere “pipsqueak” by TCE standards) with its (2015) $781M of assets, spent also a lot on its 7 independent contractors, i.e., investment managers, including over $2.6M on “Makena Capital Management, LLC.”…
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Get Real(itybloger)! — Call In, Read the Links on CAFRs, Review Regularly. (First posted Jan. 24, 2014)

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The “CAFR” topic is a governmental accounting and reporting practice which affects all people (and particularly in this situation, all US Citizens) because of its impact on the economy and our understanding of the size and scope of government operations. It is an over-arching and underlying issue, but it has been a hidden issue.

For example, as Carl Herman (Harvard Economics grad) put this in 2012, a very good question in my opinion.  Once certain evidence IS posted, it requires an review of reasoning built on “the big picture” (not including that evidence), and that “big picture” includes the hot topic of “DEFICIT.”

This is a “README” article! // Let’s Get Honest

CAFR summary: if $600B ‘fund’ can’t fund $27B pension, $16B budget deficit, why have it?(Posted on June 18, 2012 by Carl Herman in ‘Washington’s Blog”),

. . . Governor Brown is silent about the $600 billion in surplus cash and investments, claiming the $16 billion budget deficit can only be addressed by austerity – massive funding cuts to our essential infrastructure. A 2.8% divestment of the fund would cover the $16 billion deficit.
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ORPHANS: Where The Great Commission meets the Military-Industrial Complex [First Published May 18, 2013]

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NOTE: Intro. section in this background color added [free of charge] Jan. 2016, some years after original publication May 2013. “Nightlight Christian Adoptions” was mentioned in the original post, I’ve just been looking more closely at tax return contents, in the interim. The original post may have been more “inspired,” however…. //LGH….It deals with this topic:

NOTE: this 3,000 word (you’re welcome!) post is out of sequence — belongs back with the “On the Road to Emmaeus” and “”Christian Social Services: Replenishing the Ranks of the Faithful (Bethany Christian Services posts, ca. Eastertime, 2013.

  • 6723 Whittier, McLean, VA (Always Look Up Street Addresses!!!)**

…at one time or another these organizations (at a minimum) shared a street address:

  • SHAOHANNAH’S HOPE (later “SHOWHOPE”)
  • CONGRESSIONAL COALITION ON ADOPTION INSTITUTE (“CCAI”)
  • CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS (“CAFO”)
  • ASSOCIATION OF FORMER INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS (“AFIO”)

File under, if you notice the details, What’s wrong with this picture?

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While We’re There — the Northern California Mediation Center . . . and ITS corporate records, history, people, etc. (publ. 9/22/2012)

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While We’re There — the Northern California Mediation Center . . . and ITS corporate records, history, people, etc. (publ. 9/22/2012) <==Full Post Title + shortlink.

[ca. 8,000 words.    Significant additions after publishing.NCMC   introduced as to corporate filings, some personnel. Post concludes  showing how “parental alienation” indoctrination happens,is self-perpetuating, and is hostile towards mothers, generally, and is definitely a marketable scheme [yes, scheme] as well. See “train-the-trainers” @ public cost mentality.In midstream, I’m taking (to another post) a basic explanation of what “Corporation” means, FYI]


We might as well talk about the Northern California Mediation Center alongside  The Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition, and right alongside respective corporate and nonprofit filings, fundings, tax returns affiliations and actions.{{The introduction is a little passionate, but it’s about a dozen paragraphs.  Scroll down if you want to skip them!  I added numbers to make it easier!}}
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Another POV on “The Center for the Family in Transition” (and its funders) (Publ. 9/22/2012)

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Another POV on “The Center for the Family in Transition” (and its funders) (Publ. 9/22/2012)
Excerpt pulled to top of post in 2016.  This sticky post (below which are more current ones) originally published 9/22/2012.  It should be put in bold print, large letters and stuck on a refrigerator IF one is stuck in divorce drama at this time, as a reminder of the resonance of the rooms it will be taking place in!

The phrase “Families in Transition” is jargon, and it is virtually trademarked for use in the courts.  The term comes from, it seems, ONE individual with key connections to psychoanalysis (Judith Wallerstein, who was married to Robert S. Wallerstein, also a devoted and highly placed psychoanalyst, at one time President of the International Psychoanalytic Association (“IPA”), essentially the inheritance of Sigmund Freud. 


This association, IPA, was formed shortly AFTER Sigmund Freud’s ex-communication (by colleagues) for ca. 1895 presenting “the Etiology of Hysteria” and saying it related to violent sexual and physical assaults on his patients by their caretakers (often fathers or uncles, etc.) from the early 1900s).   In the 1950s, “The Origins of Psychoanalysis” incl. editor Sigmund’s daughter Anna) apparently included censorship of how Freud viewed his own “about-face” after being cold-shouldered by his colleagues.  In the 1980s a man was given access to the Freud Archives and wrote about this, in the interest of speaking the truth, and was again could-shouldered, and taken off the archives also.


For more, see March 5, 2014 post “Suppose I’m Right Here ….What Would You Do When the Lights go on?” Seeing the Wallerstein-Wallerstein connection, and the consistent practice of re-framing reality (truths about person-to-person violence, including parent to child, man to woman, and vice versa), and the origins of the fields of psychoanalysis, psychiatry, psychology, get it? the “Psyche” field in general  having been introduced as the bedrock formula for the conception of “FAMILY” and the “FAMILY COURTS,” a logical deduction is that those courts are also essentially — not “tangentially” —  crooked.

So, how can that “crooked” be cleaned up?  Can it?  Does the propagation of truth versus the propagation of the coverup of the (often ugly) truth matter, or not?  If it does not matter, how can calling something “justice” be applied on top of that foundation?

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About MRFP, Inc. (NAAG/NASCO’s “Single Portal Initiative” for MultiState Registration and Filing by Charities — except, apparently, for MRFP, Inc, NAAG, and NASCO). Also See my New Page (publ. 11/11/17) on SimpleCharityRegistration.com [This post publ. 11/18/2017].

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Post Title: About MRFP, Inc. (NAAG/NASCO’s “Single Portal Initiative” for MultiState Registration and Filing by Charities — except, apparently, for MRFP, Inc, NAAG, and NASCO). Also See my New Page (publ. 11/11/17) on SimpleCharityRegistration.com [This post Publ. 11/18/2017](case-sensitive shortlink here ends “-7X8”).

Subtitle:  Who’s Regulating the Regulators? Why are they exempt from the rules they exist to enforce?  Wake Up, People!!

Those Acronyms in the Title:    “MRFP” = (see post title).* “NAAG” = National Association of Attorneys General.  And “NASCO,” it’s said, is “National Association of State Charity Officials.”**

  • *Technically speaking, “MRFP, Inc.” is a business name, not an acronym, but it does seem to represent the phrase”MultiState Registration and Filing Portal.”
  • **“Proof of Life” or business entity personhood is just not found so far, despite other similar or interested entities, even the IRS.gov itself, publicizing, positively, the name in full and as an acronym as if a creditable point of reference and a legitimate entity with a legal domicile somewhere in the USA or one of its territories.
  • **If so, if NASCO exists, where is its incorporation or charitable registration; does it even have an EIN#? If yes, then where are its tax returns or even a single Form 990-N?  Or where is it on someone else’s tax return as its fiscal agent?  
  • **…Speaking of which, I’d ask NAAG (i.e., a NAAG Tax return/Form 990) which seems to be acting as a fiscal agent for some NASCO functions — but where are NAAG’s returns (even though NAAG’s EIN#, no thanks to NAAG’s own website, was eventually found)?? 

For an example of references to NASCO (as well as apparent confusion, as ever, between the puppet and the puppeteers, that is, the creation and the creators — specifically a business with a product, and the product itself), these next two links to a single document written as if responding to the “RFI” (Request for Information) on the Single Portal Initiative, showing the logos for “GUIDESTAR” on the left and “SimpleCharityRegistration.com” on the right, and the found document was actually posted at MRFP, Inc. …

By the time you get through my page on this, you’ll see that SimpleCharityRegistration.com also adds fully FOUR logos labeled “in partnership with” of which one is Guidestar, and another one (BizFilings.com) provides us clues to the whole mess that predates the federal income tax, and how corporate law was adjusted (and by whom) to get around anti-trust laws of the same era. It’s fascinating information and definitely turned on some of my own lights as to the phenomenon I’d already observed of effective monopolies (or “oligarchies”) within the nonprofit sector and intersecting with government itself.

I also discuss several aspects of that situation here, adding some new links.

Annotated: RFI response to MRFP by GuideStar and Simple Charity Registration (4pp, p1 only shown)  My many annotations highlight the troubled verbiage found at a RFI posted at MRFP, Inc.  What’s more, that pdf seems immune to being displayed as an image other than directly from the website (meaning, if the link changes, “too bad.”).. Please do click that link and read my annotations … The annotations make for a visually cluttered page but still raise ongoing and important questions about the language.  I question whether anyone who could produce and would even think it appropriate to post a mess like this should be taken seriously when the topic is organizing and monitoring charitable entities (!!).  Apparently some corners (lots of them) have been cut in putting up a show of fair usage of the funds involved for such a project.

Plain: Link to a clean copy, all 4 pages, posted at MRFPinc.org under “Request for Information” and apparently from this and other context dated sometime after 2015 or 2016, although it’s not actually dated (or signed) within those four pages, at all. One of the companies mentioned on it, I still haven’t found.


On 11/11/2017, after some days of rapt attention to this new area of learning about how many different ways (and how many red flags along the ways) government employees of high rank and authority over and responsibility to regulate major parts of the private sector can and so often do form private-sector corporations, boasting among each other and on the private-sector corporate websites (which many of the public may never stumble across, ever…) about the public benefits for the project — and doing this all while withholding/concealing identifiable registration of the same private-sector (tax-exempt of course), or failing-to-file, and/or failing-to-file-IRS Forms 990 even when they may have registered,* and in general thus distracting the public from one of the most critical things that public deserves to know,** I published a new page containing a helpful list, alpha by state, of where charities have to register…unless they don’t because for some reason they’re exempt.

Page Title: State-by-State Charity Lookup Links (from SimpleCharityRegistration.com’s March 2017 WordPress post)   Started Nov. 8, 2017, Published Nov. 11; intended for my “Vital Links” sidebar menu. Case-sensitive, generated short-link ends “-7Vm”       Recommended — read that Page before this Post for better statement of context.


Without a glossary of organizations and sense of who they are and how they interact, and some examples of how they speak and act (for “act,” I’m talking filing accountability and transparency issues, absence or presence of double-talk, or promoting what may (and sometimes sure seem to be acting like) fake-name persona (repetition of reference among the community substituting for actual registration and production of tax returns, or a declaration why there are none), this gets complicated.  [The complication on the part of above-named organizations seems intentional.]  I’ve been studying this situation for about two weeks (with the new page, which unfortunately doesn’t show automatically on blog “Archives” calendar, published Nov. 11, mid-way), processing information and considering whether it fits with or contrasts/challenges my existing understanding (skepticism) about the field as a whole.

Showing this with exhibits, typically each exhibit becomes its own section, takes some time. I repeat some of the above paragraphs (this post title + acronyms; the paragraph introducing new page title /yellow background) below to help with continuity. //LGH.


This topic takes precedence over follow-up posts which I’d promised recently because it is so current and the issues it signifies so weighty. I also gather this project is probably not reported much outside the government and philanthropic circles (with mutual self-interests on both parts), and on their respective journals, newsletters or “Gazettes” posted on websites.

This post also generated its own follow-up list of three.  In order of writing:

  •  Upcoming, based on my recent check-in with The Urban Institute Form 990:
Title:  A Year In the Life (2015, the latest available from this perspective) of a VFTT (Very Famous Think Tank), through its IRS Form 990 Tax Return. (shortlink ends “-7Xz.” Post begun Nov. 13, 2017).This VFTT entity’s address can be seen in the URL domain name to a one-page, Sept. 2015 description of the Single Portal Initiative and MRFP, Inc. (as “working with” the NAAG/NASCO combo).
  • Then, on another mega (well, large and prominent) foundation in New York, I wrote:  Verrry interesting. It’s a whole other category of “out-there” “You’ve GOT to be kidding!” information and presentations, again, demonstrating how those already IN nonprofit board (or even major program — as in involving decisions on grant-making) power circles manage to spread their roots, quickly transplant operations if deemed a good idea, and seeking to standardize nonprofit measurement globally — while at home, leaving BIG gaps in accountability and transparency on their various organizations… And, I off-ramped it, except just two images to support a reference in the title.  See next five-line post title:
  • and, from RHF, above, tracking just two nonprofits associated with just one of its prominent (“star-studded” might be a better word) board of directors, and one of the nonprofits’ recent contractor, “Blessing White,” where “Blessing White Courses” generated $766K revenue in a single year (FY2015) for the entity, and obviously some certification/ replication / global consultancy with on-line deliverables was involved.

Looks like [Jeffrey] Immelt went straight from Harvard MBA (after a BA/BS from Dartmouth in Applied Math) to GE and hasn’t left yet.  Meanwhile he sits on a variety of foundations, a seat at a White House Admin table (this quote is as of Oct. 2016, obviously before changeover of White House Administration to President Trump), and the Business Roundtable.

[See off-ramped post currently called]: Catalyst Inc, Blessing White Courses, GP Strategies (Global PIC*), GSE Systems, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. (*PIC = “Performance Improvement Company”) (shortlink ends “-7YU,” moved here Nov. 17, 2017, cf. Jeffrey Immelt, director of Robin Hood Foundation, a single drill-down on just two nonprofits mentioned from his Bloomberg.com profile….).

Those are the three posts that this one inspired (sections already written in the process of writing it) but for which length restrictions and focus considerations got them bounced off.  The process for each is similar and basic but always time-consuming: I look at the financials (typically mostly the 990s but sometimes also a financial statement, if one is available) and talk about them, comparing sources of revenue, expenses, assets accumulation over time, and sometimes in what they are declaring investments. …. I look at related entities if shown, and connect with other available information on either the directors, or corporations mentioned in them, I compare.

I do not subscribe to Nonprofit Quarterly, Circle of Philanthropy or similar journals (I do to “Institutional Investor” magazine and I also read the paper versions of The Wall Street Journal regularly, and The New York Times, some), but it’s my impression that what I talk about here, in “lay terms” for the general public, they do not. They (such publications targeting the philanthropic sector, whether seeking grantees or grants, or both) also don’t even seem much concerned about the discrepancies regularly found on Forms 990 within and between organizations except as it might discredit the sector and impact: jobs, social status, and the status quo.


Significant elements of the philanthropic and government (private/public) sectors say they have been collaborating on the “Single Portal Initiative” to better streamline, establish and facilitate the rapid increase in filings by the nonprofit sector, already a significant “player” in (influence on) the national and international economic landscapes.  Allegedly this is “the better to monitor them with” also…

And for those who happen to subscribe to philanthropic journals, either looking for grants, grantees, or seeking to align policies for outcomes, and in competition for donation dollars, there have been some articles also.  These journals seem to feed off each others’ energy and optimism, regardless of poor results for some project being promoted, synchronously, among them.

Here’s an article in such a journal commenting on how hard the project must be, since after receiving Department of Commerce Funds for it in 2003, a follow-up “Request for Information” didn’t surface from one of the recipients until 2016!  The article provides more clues to in what direction the credibility crisis on tax-exempt organizations for those who do pay attention, will be, and is being as we speak, leveraged. Please click annotated text image below to read some of the terms in context I will be bringing up repeatedly in this post (and also do on the page):

Nonprofit Quarterly, Summer 2016, 8/11/2016, The Rising of the States in Nonprofit Oversight by Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, from another article in same publication called  “The New Nonprofit Regulatory Environment: What You Should Know” article (graphic + title only).  Notice my warning “only 3 free articles remaining.”

excerpt from Nonprofit Quarterly, Summer 2016, 8/11/2016, The Rising of the States in Nonprofit Oversight, 8/11/2016, by Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer. Notice references to NASCO (1979), US DOC funding in 2003 to NASCO/Guidestar (another 1995ff highly profitable (program service revenues) nonprofit providing a subscription database of nonprofits, or much less information in less flexible format, for free) for the Single Portal Initiative and to a “National Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School, (NY) working with the Urban Institute, yet another nonprofit known (in part) for its own charitable database (formerly NCCS.dataweb.urban.org).

Only after I did discover the “Single Portal Initiative” looking for the charitable registry of a single state and discovering a list of on-line registration links alpha by state (in states where registration is required, that is), did my more targeted search phrase bring up more material on it and patterns start surfacing; not always the patterns which were being reported on, however.

Did you know that Columbia University’s Law School had a National Attorneys General Program, or than an entity called NASCO is alleged to exist (and whether it does or not?  I’m still looking!).  Is it not a little odd that those reporting on the above information using the FTC’s and unified state attorneys’ general (probably unified via NASCO / NAAG meetings) recent victory over two sham cancer charities becomes a “clarion call” to change the IRS oversight of tax-exempt charities, possibly privatizing it?  Another article — footnoted above — by Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (also in 2016) proposes this, and makes little mention of why thirteen years of not even an “RFI” after government funding to a NASCO/ Guidestar collaboration is evidence of competency?

Do you feel that the privatization should involve private associations named after public state-level offices which such as NASCO, NAAG (National Association of Attorneys General) who do not post their tax returns (although they seem to be private) on their websites, even in response to their own “FAQ” labeled “Where does it get its funding?”….

I found it odd but relevant (when size and scope of operations is considered) that the top of this article starts out mentioning the cancer charity sham (so does the website NASCOnetSupport.org, apparently the result of the collaboration mentioned above) and the first two footnotes are to that victory.

The third footnote is another article (recommended read!) by the same author, but this time in a Columbia Journal of Tax Law, and apparently part of a Univ. of Minnesota symposium.  It raises the question, and proposes possible answers, to how should the poor (lacking the resources for oversight), reputation-recently-battered-by Congress and the media, IRS reign in the bad charities and preserve the domain for the good guys?  I don’t agree, but it’s well-written and informative.  I suggest reading it, and noting the timeline of even requiring charities to register, and how very recent (2006) the practice of even revoking those who refuse to file three years in a row, are good to know (and that information should also be validated; I haven’t…).

The introduction sets the stage for saying, the IRS just isn’t up to regulation, and I’ve posted links to the concluding sections (a radical alternative) IV and V. Note: this is copyrighted material which can be read on-line and there is as you can see a downloadable link for full text:

 

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Before WHO’s HiAP there was UN’s Agenda 21; As Usual, Internationally-Networked Nonprofits such as ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, Inc.** ~ (1991ff, MA legal domicile, first HQ in Boston, then Berkeley, then Oakland, and lately Denver) ~ Help Spread the Latest Version of the Global Gospel. [Published Nov. 5, 2017]

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Before WHO’s HiAP there was UN’s Agenda 21; As Usual, Internationally-Networked Nonprofits such as  ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, Inc.** ~ (1991ff, MA legal domicile; first HQ in Boston, then Berkeley, then Oakland, and lately Denver) ~ Help Spread the Latest Version of the Global Gospel. (with case-sensitive short-link ending “-7N2,” post started 10/14/2017 as one of two spin-off posts from my “HiAP” one; being published   Nov. 5)

Blogger Alert to Readers: Post Version will be in flux after Nov. 5; it’s currently 15,000 words.  I’m not yet happy with the many sections or their flow, even after creating an experimental “Footnote Post” to this one, and at least two spin-off ones with related content —  however, I left in a major section with some very large images to juxtapose the smaller “ICLEI” organization with the huge, and older “ICMA.org” and its: subsidiary, controlled, disregarded, related (etc.) entities, in order to show at least who IS aware that the collective public sector retirement plans are a MAJOR investment platform, and profitable prize for whose who can manage to position themselves as administrators of it.

Separately, ICLEI is a name-changer with international origins, connections, and purposes. Inbetween I talk about journalism, as it was in a NYT article I first learned about the entity mentioned in the post and more.  For now, the “Read More” link is placed far down on the post.  Publishing now relieves some of the personal pressure mounting as I discover more and more down some of these “rabbit holes”…Thanks for your patience meanwhile. //LGH, Nov. 5, 2017



.. **If your first response is in part “Who the heck is ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, Inc.?” know that so was mine, on hearing about it only a month ago from an article in the New York Times from more than five years ago:

Activists Fight Green Projects, Seeing U.N. Plot 

The article after characterizing the activists (in general, as “Tea Party,” ultra-right, conspiracy theorists complaining about simple plans to help the environment, etc.) claims that one of the targeted groups was this “ICLEI-Local Governments…USA,” above.  People were disrupting local town meetings where it was presenting….

[Some of this text repeated nearer the images, at the bottom of the post:]

So, naturally, I started the process of looking it up as an corporate entity and IRS-filing (and of course its website, which didn’t post the financials) and quickly found a location-shifting, and name-changing, Massachusetts-based nonprofit with Canadian and acknowledged international origins, and purposes, and (at first), even board member, and where the few grants it was distributing were going (the earliest return I found being only 2002) to cities in “SA” — South Africa.  In a FY2002 tax return, two of the street addresses for the Canadian directors/officers were “City Hall,” and one token American involved, just for appearances perhaps.. (See closing pages at the above link)

It is also primarily government grants-dependent, which given its international board, these may or may not be from the USA only, although I did find a reference in the back of one (FY2002) tax return to U.S. Dept. of State (U.S.AID) involvement.  And by this time promoting Agenda 21.

ICLEI (FY2002 BostonMA) FY 2002 PSA*, Related + USAID Statemts (3 images) (*Program Service Accomplishmts). Though the largest expense this year, statement was relegated to back of return and a lesser expense (Agenda 21) left on the IRS Form, alongside blank lines for other PSAs, instead). As THE primary expense, it was that year THE primary activity. This is “avoidance” 990-filing behavior.

ICLEI (FY2002 BostonMA) FY 2002 PSA, Related + USAID Statemts (3 images)

ICLEI (FY2002 BostonMA) FY 2002 PSA, Related + USAID Statemts (3 images)


 

This nonprofit has been active in the country since 1991 and has several extra characteristics which I think should be ON people’s radars, and stay there, along with similarly networked entities. If there is a list of such entities, “ICLEI-Local Gov’t.s” should be added and posted somewhere not to be forgotten — even though in literal size of revenues or assets it’s stayed SMALL (usually less than $5M) year after year.

What’s more, I should not be the only person gradually compiling and consistently publicizing a list of similar organizations as a sub-species of “tax-exempt, not-for-profit” sector, organizations which collectively comprising a type based on their memberships and naming conventions (i.e., being private but named after public institutions or public institution’s known functions, and by membership at times limited to civil servants, or targeted to the same.

Total results: 3Search Again.  EIN#043116623

Notice state entity address location change for FYE 2015.

But lookups show that this organization actually registered in Colorado 2011, filed perhaps one annual report in 2012, then didn’t for long enough to get its status changed for “failure to file” and eventually re-instated itself, and THEN later changed the home address on the IRS form… (Colorado filings details shown in this post, towards the bottom; the Massachusetts ones, shown mid-way..).

ORGANIZATION NAME ST YR FORM PP TOTAL ASSETS EIN
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA CO 2015 990 28 $603,567.00 04-3116623
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA CA 2014 990 29 $512,936.00 04-3116623
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA CA 2013 990 24 $660,340.00 04-3116623

 

of dwelling or speculating too long WITHOUT coming to solid evidence or conclusions on matters (such as these) reported.

I took the time for some analysis of this article up through its introduction of “ICLEI” not just for that specific content, but also for the principles / reporting practices it demonstrates, sad (this time) to say.

The practices found in the article recur throughout journalism, on well-respected and not-so-well -respected publications (print and digital).  I believe it’s easier to catch and discuss as found in written format (including digital) than in videos in motion which must be freeze-framed, power-pointed or otherwise social/presentation-media-processed to discuss or analyze.

Meanwhile, mainstream and other media, has been and will continue consolidating into conglomerates and selling off the less profitable parts, to maximize profits, and the prior owners will often with their profits form philanthropies or more private foundations for good PR and political activism.** ## They will be de-emphasizing print, and increasingly focusing on dynamic audience + business interactions and feedback, and ways to “amplify” individual pieces across media, and in general are up-front about this.

## After publishing this post, I heard about Disney’s recent discussions on taking over most of “Fox”:

  • In The Atlantic Nov. 6, “A Disney-21st Century Fox Merger Would Be Invincible” by Derek Thomson in “Business” “It would be an enormous movie-and-television company. And an enormous antitrust headache.”
  • In the Financial Times Nov. 6: Disney Held Talks to Buy Most of 21st Century Fox, Matthew Garrahan in London and James Fontanella-Khan in New York.  Fox (owned by Rupert Murdoch) would keep its news and sports channels, but possibly not UK-based Sky (Euro pay-TV broadcaster), of which Fox owns 39% and is trying to acquire more…
  • At Bloomberg.com, Nov. 6 “Disney Starts a Fox Hunt,” by Tara LaChapelle.  Fox overall worth $50 billion:”…This news follows speculation that bubbled up just months ago about Verizon Communications Inc. potentially making a play for Disney — speculation, by the way, that Verizon’s own CEO Lowell McAdam helped fan, which lent more credibility to it than just run-of-the-mill market chatter. Nothing came of it, and that probably has to do with the fact that Verizon couldn’t afford Disney anyway, it being a $155 billion company. || Even so, it just goes to show no merger is out of the question these days.”

The NYT in 2014 had an “innovation report” by its new family scion taking over (5th generation Ochs-Sulzberger) for adopting a “digital first” emphasis…

A.G. Sulzberger Vanquishes His Cousins, Becomes Deputy Publisher of the New York Times  By  Oct. 19, 2016 in “The Daily Intelligencer,” website “NYMAG.com.

A.G. Sulzberger. Photo, “The New York Times”

The digital era is spurring rapid, radical changes to the way journalism is practiced and financed, but a few eternal verities have persisted through the disruption — good writing makes for good reading, reputations for accuracy take years to build and seconds to lose, and a man with the last name Sulzberger will always run the New York Times.

….Still, Sulzberger was always the favorite, and not just because he was the closest blood relation to the sitting publisher in a competition limited to family members: Sulzberger led the team that drafted the 2014 Innovation Report,** a document that outlined the challenges facing the paper in the digital age, and potential ways of trying to overcome them.

….Sulzberger’s father is now 65 — the same age at which his father bestowed on him the title of publisher. It’s not clear when the elder Sulzberger plans to pass the baton.

When A.G. takes the wheel as deputy publisher, he’ll be steering through turbulent water. The 2020 report on how the paper plans to survive in the digital age — and, relatedly, a downsizing of the newsroom — looms on the horizon.

** The 2014 Innovation Report is shown at NiemanLab, which reminds (readers) of the long-standing (1938ff) Nieman Foundation for fellowships in journalism at Harvard, left by Agnes Wahl Nieman, the widow of the man Lucius Nieman behind The Milwaukee Journal.  The $1M was specifically to promote the education of journalists.  Agnes was born (+/- Jan. 1865) to “wealthy German-Americans” in Chicago, the oldest of three daughters, and Milwaukee was at this time considered “the German Athens of the West.”  James Conant Bryant was President of Harvard.  It was eight years before women could apply for fellowships for the scholarships,  etc.  There were some questions about “why Harvard?” (including that the trustee was a Harvard grad) and challenges by family members.  Interesting story, anyhow…

Nieman began as a fellowship for select journalists to spend an academic year at Harvard in pursuit of individual study plans to strengthen their knowledge and leadership skills. That program recently celebrated its 75th anniversary; more than 1,400 journalists from nearly 100 countries have been awarded Nieman fellowships since 1938. Recently we added a short-term visiting fellowship for individuals with a specific project to enhance journalism who would like to spend up to 12 weeks at Harvard advancing their idea. Visiting fellows have included digital innovators, technologists, academics, and journalists from the U.S. and abroad.

A gift to the Nieman Foundation apparently comes through Harvard and not to a distinct foundation of that name filing tax returns.  No Forms 990 found, brief Annual Financial Reports show an endowment of about $130M, and despite donations from many foundations and individuals are reported on the same page (though not in what amounts), about $5M of assets are in the form of net Receivables,  and of Operating revenue, a similar ($5+M) amount of “Endowment returns made available for operations,” while of the Operating Expenses totaling, again, $5M+ more than half goes to “general administration” and less than half to actual Fellowships and awards, with a smaller amount to “outreach.”

Nieman Fndtn for Journalism @ Harvard (“financials” take it on faith) (not ‘audited” or on any official form separate from Harvard itself). Balance Sheet 2016 (left) 2015 (right)

Nieman Fndtn for Journalism @ Harvard (“financials” take it on faith) (not ‘audited” or on any official form separate from Harvard itself) Statemt of Operating Revs & Exps. 2016 (left) 2015 (right)

The 2014 Innovation Report apparently was leaked in the context of a sudden turnover of leadership with Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. (Chairman) ousted Jill Abramson as Executive Editor, replacing her (first woman in the role) with Dean Baquet after complaints about her management style.  NiemanLab on May 15, 2014, said “The NYT leaked innovation report one of the key documents of this digital age” An innovation team led by Arthur G. Sulzberger did a six-month study on how they could change.

Advisory Board to the Nieman Foundation pictured (click image to enlarge, or link in caption to see the rest of page showing affiliations and, if applicable, “NF” year, i.e., whether person was a former Nieman Fellow (I think).  I see, including those not pictured, 14 men to 8 women, and the general “color” of the advisory board (“not shown” includes Panama’s ambassador to Italy and Harvard’s Henry Louis Gates, Jr.):

 


[Reference from statement above “Meanwhile, mainstream and other media, has been and will continue consolidating into conglomerates and selling off the less profitable parts, to maximize profits, and the prior owners will often with their profits form philanthropies or more private foundations for good PR and political activism.**”] 

** I did a quick look at The New York Times Company Foundation and found that in 2001 it was recording actual grantees (functioning primarily as a grantmaking conduit year after year), but thereafter seem to have just stopped, on the tax returns at least.  (Three pdfs, complete Forms 990PF from 2008, 2003 & 2001 and an detail/ grants page/ from the 2008 return…)

[The NYT Company Foundation, started in 1955 as the New York Times Fund, Inc., has now filed for dissolution; see tax return showing assets “0.”  Meanwhile, a related 501©7 [social or recreational clubs, exempt since 1916) Entity was The NYT Fitness Centers, which I didn’t look up]. So the practice of this one was yearly funding by the company, through the foundation, to the (unnamed, at least on recent returns) grantees, in moderate amounts (under $10M usually), whether or not its assets in a given year were above or below the amounts granted.   Search EIN#136066955 (or entity name) to see more.]



 with commentary on the side, I deal with the concept of “ad hominem” (rightly applied or mis-applied), a reminder of who is the New York Times (Company), and links to a footnote-post to hold more of my deep concerns IF this NYT represents the major information source on its many issues for its many readers.  After that, I explain more of this post’s relationship to its parent post, and have more to show on the organization itself.

For comparison along the way, I referenced (1) another name- (but not content-) changing organization I’ve blogged before (which this one reminded me of in the nature of the namechange), “CFFPP” and, since this one was targeted to “Local Governments,” (2) another one also targeted to “local (City and County, i.e., below the state level), which has been around longer and is much more “flush” and influential — the ICMA (where the “C” doubles for “City&County) and its retirement plan management entity, “ICMARC” (or, it calls itself ICMA-RC”).

In defining this (and as suspected) a third “related” organization under slightly different name has existed since 2008, at the exact same address, as managed by ICMA (financial and administrative services), calls “the Center for State and Local Government Excellence” (“CSLGE”or they call it “SLGE”) — all of this physically at least located in Washington, D.C., and in a leasing from still yet another entity that (it turns out) several of the board members of one group also help run.

This next excerpt from an ICMA-RC’s 2015 Form 990 Schedule O supports my last statement. I’ve followed by “just a few” more showing accumulation of assets, and that its primary income (consistently) is in administering those retirement plans, and that and how movement to investment into wholly-controlled and unregistered (with the SEC) securities has been taking place in this century.  The words “VantagePoint” and “VantageTrust” also will be helpful glossary to the section.

In other words, ICMA, ICMA-RC and CSLGE substance is a major section of this post — and a reminder, at all levels, despite constant talk of deficits, in fact, governments (local, state, county, federal) continue to accumulate assets and place they where, hopefully, the public will not notice — such as under control of private nonprofits and their friends, with sometimes stunning salaries for administering them, and highly incestuous relationships among the board of directors or other controlling relationships over the same. 

Most images are 2014-2015 FY, however, the one with the outrageous salaries showing (2nd one colorful annotations), showing $4.4M (as in “million U.S. Dollars”) base pay for is main officer Joan McCallen (retired in 2015? from there — but not from the other entities shown on Schedule-R) and some others over $1M or $2M

Look at the multiple board overlaps…even with the organization that owns and manages the building it leases from in DC!

As fine print says, this is ICMA-RC for FY2008. Line 1 (with magnifying glass set to the $4.44M base pay (not including benefits — see also any Sched J if some of this may include bonus incentives) for Joan McCallen, she then retired (that year) to be replaced (by recall; check details) Bob Schultze, who besides ICMA-RC has  or has had involvements with related entities, including (see nearby image) as viewed Nov. 2017, the Center for State & Local Gov’t Excellence which entity I noticed in part from a Form 990, when ICMA-RC gave it a nearly $1M ($900K) grant. ICMA-RC’s primary activity certainly isn’t grant-making, so what grants are given, I noticed.  IN turn, on one of the CSLGE’s returns, I also see that ICMA or “ICMA-RC” was listed as the only Part VIIA “independent contractor” for “support services” when in fact, they are at the same DC street address and suite # and from the start were NOT “independent” in the least, even as reported on their tax returns! Maybe this enables yet more deductible contributions to make the donor’s profile and “program service accomplishmt.” activities (which might include grants) look more reasonable — while conserving money on shared expenses. (You Tell Me — why would such situations be set up and continued?) .REMINDER: These salaries are not even direct public sector salaries, but what the public sector (indirectly) still subsidizes to manage its substantial — obviously! — assets, or as many as ICMA-RC managed to get under its DC-HQ-based control  Meanwhile FY2008 was a ROUGH year for the average wage-earner and homeowner, nationwide (see “recession.”). (Myself included, but for far different reasons…)

 

From ICMA-RC FY2015 as it shows, “Other Securities” (as opposed to Line 11 Public-Traded- that it to say, registered through the SEC (or other country’s) regulation and available to the general public) were doubled this year (see other image or that year’s return from “990sFinder” table nearby on the post, or otherwise) from about $73M, while the (larger) amount held in public traded securities DEcreased by about $53M (roughly) to, still, $278M or so. Get the general idea here? This is a PRIVATE SECTOR, PRIVATELY-HELD, TAX-EXEMPT CORPORATION administering primarily (DNR if only) PUBLIC sector retirement plans — tax-exempt and for ongoing profits and high salaries to the administrators, whose background typically was already in government, complete with pension plans from gov’t also, ALL of which the public without access to this type of plans gets to continue funding, although well-managed investments should show enough ROI to sustain itself without constant outside contributions… or why hold all those assets in the first place?

As referenced above, see change in #s (Left column, right column) for lines 11 and 12. Same entity (ICMA-RC), same year (FY2015).

Sched-R Part I Disregarded Entities FY2014 is a category I don’t fully understand it, but the IRS apparently doesn’t consider them really separate from the Form 990 filing entity. “LLCs” may show up in this section….The other categories (Pts. II, III, or IV) would be tax-exempt (II), or, III taxable as partnership or trust, and IV taxable as corporation (or vice versa; I DNR offhand — see basic IRS Form 990), which is to say, federal income “taxable.” You can see which disregarded entities hold the most assets, and that some of these relate to the VantagePoint Funds, and (other references say) companies administering them.** The one in NH was only formed 2001 and I saw a Disclosure Memorandum (or similar term) recently indicating issuance of securities NOT registered under the SEC or insured by the FDIC, etc. — controlled by (essentially) the same top ICMARC and ICMA leadership.

More on the Disregarded Entities FY2014 Image above:

ALL are at the same D.C. street address (left column) with different names, legal domiciles, and data.

Notice (column “(b”) that three out of the four read “SEC-registered” but the fourth, legal domicile NH, is “State-Regulated Trust Company” (NH seems to classify it as “Domestic Bank.”  The others’ legal domicile is “DE.” So, the move seems to be away from SEC-registered entities and brokers which will also be shown in a moment below.  Now look at the INCOME (I have to presume that’s FY2014 income):  #2 the “Transfer Agents, LLC” has $162M income, but shows “0” assets, showing money must be moving through it to somewhere else — or was simply spent.  #4, the newer, NH entity, managing retirement assets, shows $124M INCOME, second in size only to #2.  Meanwhile, #3, VantagePoint Investment Advisors, LLC, is showing a respectable $27M income, but also some retained assets.

I have noticed some other prominent organizations moving from Massachusetts and/or the D.C. area (Delaware qualifies) north to NH, but cannot recall it in enough detail, and won’t insert any official comment on it.  The first one that comes to mind was related to the “CES” (Coalition of Essential Schools”) movement at Brown University (Rhode Island).  Another trend seems to have been moving from “Inc.” (Corporate) to “LLC” (Limited Liability) registration.  LLCs tend to show up in the “Disregarded” section of Forms 990.  (Disclaimer!! I am no expert on this, just observation).

Now look at the right-most column (ICMA-RC controlling entity for all).

**ICMA-RC manages its own set of mutual funds (VantagePoint Mutual Funds) and has been active recently (2001, 2017) in setting up another specialized, and limited-involvement type of investment NOT registered under the SEC while apparently (from what I can see at this level of looking — and I’m  no investment broker or adviser…!)  closing out access to purchase from those particular named funds as of Sept. 2016.

VantagePOINT Funds (as opposed to “VantageTrust Funds, or “VantageTrust Funds II” (see nearby images from Sept. 2017 disclosure memo and of NH registration for 2001-formed company as VT Trust Funds II “Trustee”)

The next round of offerings seems to be as I said, or at least in part, issued under exemption from Securities Exchange Commission registration.

The involved personnel here are well-paid and highly positioned.


 

VantageTrust Funds (replacing VantagePOINT Funds??) described (part of a brochure found on org. website), see named organizations under Sept. 2017 Disclosure Memo “INTRO.”


Search for “VantageTrust Company LLC” (blue bordered, wide image).NOTE:  The New Hampshire SOS registry doesn’t show this as one word (“VantageTrust”) as listed here, and described internally, but as two separate words, in its face sheets.  A search without the space between may not show the company’s registration initially.

(Searching NH Corp. Division database for the VantageTrust Company, LLC, after hearing about its 2001 registration. Notice it’s a “Domestic Bank” and business name is mis-labeled at the NH Corp. Division label, so appearing [unlike certain others beginning “Vantage” with no space before next word- see “Vantagefive”] out of sequence (although it was still found..)

Face sheet to 2001 NH VantageTrust Company, LLC Registration. Notice para. 2 named incorporators / first directors..

Face sheet, cont’d. to 2001 NH VantageTrust Company, LLC Registration. Notice the “LLC” isn’t referenced, and (bottom of this image) the name Joan McCallen of the 2008 $4.44M salary (!!) from ICMA-RC + benefits. She retired in 2015, at least from that ICMA-RC position.

VantageTrust II Funds (“Intro + Mgmt of the Trust” from Sept. 2017 Disclosure Memo (found on-line during Google search) establishes the NH LLC (formed 2001 and classified as “domestic bank”) [“NON-depository banking institution”] as Trustee and as wholly-owned subsidiary of ICMA-RC AND (as trustee) having complete control of the funds.  And, the availability of funds “generally to “eligible trusts” incl. “Public sector plans AND their participants. (Note: not SEC-registered).

VantageTrust II Funds (Sept. 2017 Disclosure Memo cont’d. listing other players (See Form 990 Sched R Pt. I, “Disregarded entities” list for ICMA-RC) announcing Exemption from Registration under Federal Securities Laws (i.e., not SEC-of-1933 registered) or Investment Company Act of 1940.


Re: the 2001 change of registration — An article on “CIT” (collective investment trusts) vs. mutual funds may be found at Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC, The Re-emergence of Collective Investment Trusts correlation to changes in the IRS (allowing tax-exempt status for CIT banks) since 1936, 1955, and the availability of a NCSS trading platform in 2000 may relate to the ICMA-RC decision (quote inside blue-borders, below):

I came to realize this may represent what ICMA-RC is marketing (in part) on seeing an example of it being passed at the Village of Germantown (WI) General Government & Finance Committee meeting, that is, reference to the specific phrase “Collective Investment Trusts” in association with Vantage Trust Company.  Few people were at the meeting, but the “new business” to subscribe to this investment apparently was passed without much fanfare.  It may have also been on the Sept. 2017 Disclosure memo above; at this point, I don’t remember which came first:

Village of Germantown Gov’t & Finance Committee Mtg Minutes 2/23/2016 (Image #1 of 2) shows how ICMA helps gain control of assets for the new type of CIT funds (VT II)

Village of Germantown Gov’t & Finance Committee Mtg Minutes 2/23/2016 (Image #2 of 2) shows how ICMA helps gain control of assets for the new type of CIT funds (VT II)

…The first CITs were pools of securities that were traded manually and typically valued only once per calendar quarter. In addition, they were limited to a few investment objectives, primarily concentrated in Stable Value. Since early CITs were unique to each bank and portfolio manager, information was not publicly available. In contrast, as of 12/31/2014, there are over 3,2002 CITs open for investment and covered by Morningstar, Inc. Furthermore, those CITs represent 75 different Morningstar Categories.

When 401(k) plans were developed in the 1980s, CITs were an option in many of the early plans; however, given the operational constraints of CITs and their lack of widely available information, mutual funds soon became the preferred vehicle in most 401(k) plans. Mutual funds offered many of the features that CITs lacked. They provided a wider array of investment objectives, were traded and valued daily, were marketed to retail and institutional investors, and were easily followed in the news media.

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE! © Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC (shown for definition/background on CITs only, not legal advice).

An important development for CITs occurred in 2000 when the National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC) added CITs to its mutual fund trading platform, Fund/SERV®, allowing CITs to trade daily and as fluidly as mutual funds. ….many plan sponsors are once again considering CITs as investment alternatives.

...The most obvious difference between CITs and mutual funds is how they are regulated. Mutual funds are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Securities Act of 1940, whereas CITs are regulated by the OCC and state banking authorities. As a result, CITs do not have the additional compliance costs associated with SEC-required disclosure and filings. Being exempt from SEC registration also allows CITs to avoid the costs associated with other activities the SEC requires of mutual funds, such as creating and delivering proxies, prospectuses, and Statements of Additional Information. Furthermore, given their exemption, CITs may be quicker and less expensive to create, and may provide more flexiblity with regard to pricing than mutual funds, as CIT fees may be negotiable in some cases, especially for larger institutional investors. Investment expense is typically the largest expense of a retirement plan; thus, the lower expenses of CITs provide potentially considerable savings that can be passed on to plan fiduciaries and participants

 

Anyone that recognized the nonprofit “ICLEI-Local Governments (etc.)”  named in my post title here, once you see it, as important to track, should realize that any such sentiment should be amplified about 100 times for ICMA and (its) friends.

ICMA has been around for over a century (it says) and its retirement plan (ICMA-RC) maybe at this point a half-century, is large, established, connected, and is going for control of a known major source of investment assets in “Retirement plans” from government employees.  As such, and over time, they (ICMA-RC dating to 1970? and before it the ICMA (dating back it says to 1914) by now know WHERE major institutional (public sector employee) profits are going, and are going for control with purposes to manage them, for profit [very high salaries] obviously, to their CEOs, while some of such CEOs also come from the public sector of MAJOR systems (example:  Virginia Retirement System, i.e., handling an entire state’s pension investments…)

Bob Schultze has run ICMA-RC since February 2015 — before which he ran the “VRS” for 10 years.

The image here is from another nonprofit, “CSLGE” (they seem to call it the “SLGE”) which I saw an ICMA-RC tax return donate $900K to.  Just read the bio blurb for a description of ICMA-RC’s activities!

CSLGE –Center for State & Local Gov’t Excellence, Vice-Chair Rob’t. P. Schultze bio blurb also describes his previous employer, and the one before that.

CSLGE “Affiliations” fails to identify ICMA and ICMA-RC. This center is less than a decade old, and its first tax returns clearly identify both those orgs. as Sched R “related entities.” Interesting that it was started right after the “Great Recession” and when the IRS Form 990 reporting requiremts. changed significantly, asking more detail about the organization itself on page 1, adding certain Schedules, etc.


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“Health as an Asset” “Thought Leadership” and the Chatham House Rule:** A Section Unearthed from My “Smoking Control/Tobacco Litigation” Post and Reposted Here, in light of Current Congressional Events, and in light of Senator Flake’s (2014) Commentary Before the CFR citing to 9/11 and the Iraq War Commended (?) for Unifying the United States. [Published Oct. 26, 2017]

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Why This Post?

The last post, on the global promotion of “HiAP,” — Post title and shortlink: HiAP (HEALTH, not LAW*, in All Policies) Coordinated from Afar, Applied Locally, including throughout the USA. (case-sensitive shortlink ends “-7LY”).  About 12,800 words, published Oct. 24, 2017 referenced a “Health as an Asset” section on another of my recent posts, but I didn’t remember which one by name.

Looking to include a link, I discovered that section was so hard to find and so far down on an already information-and-image-loaded post (for which I hadn’t yet added any tags*), that I’m copying it here under its own title, to juxtapose it to the HiAP post.  (It also remains at the prior location).

(*but now have — and over a dozen of them to the HiAP post too).  This was an important post! It contains among other things a colorful WHO Banner explaining around which basic life elements and processes the calling-card “HiAP” intends govt – private – regional -local – and other powers to collaborate (to reduce air pollution) and clear statements of intent to impose HiAP on all — with the corollary, universal health care for all — demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt how fast this was spread through the system, and lists several organizations, of the type I continue to document and sound the alerts on throughout this blog’s history — at least one U.S. agency (HHS/CDC) and — who else?  the State of California (by Executive Order 2010) all united for a cause whose name seems to have only originated in 2006! The US is also being used as a major financial base to impose/implement this on other countries as well as our own selves, which again gets again down to our own tax base supporting the same.

So, the “half-parent” post to this one (I say “half-parent” because it was only part of the above post, and despite the move, is still about half (the bottom half) of this post too)…is:

Smoking Cessation/Tobacco Control Litigation I See Is By Design Guaranteed, (Like Domestic Violence Prevention and Services) To Continue Incessantly. Meanwhile, a Wide Swath of Northern California Is Smoke-Filled and Lit Up, But Not by Tobacco. (October Local News and Blog Updates) (case-sensitive short-link ending “-7Lp”) published Oct. 20, 2017.

The concepts in the recent (10/24/17) “HiAP” post belong alongside this one too: we are talking about setting global health policies, including those impacting federal agency activity (which is determined in part by Congress, but Congress is also influenced, as I continue to say, by the private sector, both for-profit and nonprofit — as ever) from afar, that is, through global and internationally connected regional governments and related, networking NGOs.

Preparation for this way of running things of course requires restructuring business and management education (schools, academia), which apparently is where the thought leadership by the Academy for Business In Society comes in as a platform from which to proselytize, help organize, and of course advertise the transformation/s.

This time I wrote the post before the title, but the title still came out long and sarcastic—

“Health as an Asset” “Thought Leadership” and the Chatham House Rule:** A Section Unearthed from My “Smoking Control/Tobacco Litigation” Post and Reposted Here, in light of Current Congressional Events, and in light of Senator Flake’s (2014) Commentary Before the CFR citing to 9/11 and the Iraq War Commended (?) for Unifying the United States. [case-sensitive short-link ending “-7QH.”  Re-posted  (bottom half) and written (top half) Oct. 25-26, 2017].[Published Oct. 26, 2017]

**Terms taken from 2010-2011 Conferences Among ABIS* (the Academy of Business In Society), RUTGERS (“The State University of New Jersey”), and the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust.

“Minor details” The only home (USA) base in that list (despite Johnson & Johnson HQ being in NJ, its “Corporate Citizenship” trust formed in 2007 isn’t a U.S. entity and in fact is focused on the “EMEA” region: Europe, the Middle East and Africa)## would then be Rutgers, the public-supported “State University of New Jersey.”

The NJ state university system has other campuses and colleges.  This one, in Newark (commuting distance to NYC) is just the most famous one. To show that the J&J CCT is as I said, from its website (top, and bottom/footer info) we can see that it’s about 10 years old, a slight reminder who J&J is, if this is needed, and (from the footer) that while its registered HQ is in Belgium (not “Brussels” that I can see), it is registered as a Scottish company, putting it firmly in the UK, not in the EU or the USA

## The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust (Trust) was founded in 2007 as a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The Trust is funded by the J&J Family of Companies through J&J Global Community Impact and J&J Operating Companies in EMEA.  {{stands for “Europe, Middle-East & Africa”}}

Operational structure and management
— The Trust is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of 14 senior J&J leaders across the Pharmaceutical, Consumer, Medical Devices and Global Supply businesses in the EMEA region. (etc., there are three more bullets)

[J&JCT: Johnson & Johnson Corp Citizenship Trust Footer showing legal domicile Scotland and registered office Belgium]


*(the Academy of Business In Societya global network of over 100 companies and academic institutions whose expertise, commitment and resources are leveraged to invest in a more sustainable future for business in society. ABIS enables informed decision-making on business in society issues through collaborative research, education, thought leadership, policy insights and business acumen.

“Thought leadership” — I told you so!

“are leveraged” The main verb of the leading ABIS statement is in the passive tense, leaving it open to speculation by whom they are leveraged while emphasizing scope and respectability of the network.  Question:  Who is leveraging it for the noble cause? Why not just say it up front?

ABIS Image #2 showing some of the organization’s purposes, and delineating four kinds of Projects: EU&UN sponsored (sky blue) | ABIS (red) | Corp. (purple) | Academic (orange)

Answer:  Apparently, the EU and the UN, that is to say, briefly, one regional federated government (which the UK recently voted to exit — remember “Brexit”??) and (if the UN is an “NGO”) a prominent post-World War II NGO for the NWO.

As you can see, the ABIS conducts projects, and lists four types of them.  It does not, obviously, list the EU or the UN as one of its members (how could it?), but it lists the EU and the UN first in four groups of sponsors (funders) of its projects, then itself (wonder what those membership fees are….), then “Corporate” then “Academic” although it is itself composed of both corporate and academic members.  (See “Image #2”, above left).

The next image is from ABIS Home page (one of several available on its main url):

Some initial comments on and images from “ABIS.”

I’m commenting on what I saw on-line so the images will illustrate the comments.

Above, those are “ABIS” home page images (not all clearly visible) on a sliding banner with a secondary (subsection at bottom left) sliding banner advertising an upcoming conference, and it being only the 16th shows the organization isn’t that old.  This is where I found the reference to (and conferences about) “Health as an Asset.”  Another project was “Thought Leadership…” and another “Government Relations for the 21st Century: Beyond Lobbying..” (See nearby images).

Nice to know these things are going on internationally on the behalf of all people who are hereby relieved individually (it seems…) from thinking about structuring their own lives, futures, prioritizing their values, etc. without such mediation and (paternalistic) oversight.
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HiAP (HEALTH, not LAW*, in All Policies) Coordinated from Afar, Applied Locally, including throughout the USA. [Published Oct 24, 2017]

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Post title and shortlink: HiAP (HEALTH, not LAW*, in All Policies) Coordinated from Afar, Applied Locally, including throughout the USA. (case-sensitive shortlink ends “-7LY”) Published Oct. 24, 2017.  About 12,800 words. Tags, more than a dozen, added Oct. 27.

Two spinoff posts promised below (still in draft Oct. 27) are:

ICLEI in particular shows pre-planned globalism and tactics for it (with Canadian ownership from the start, and prominent connections to UNincorporated association in Europe, as I recall). ICLEI’s previous name is a big clue.  “EI” stands for Environmental Initiatives as I recall offhand.

[“Spinoff posts” are portions of drafts of this post which are felt to be significant enough for more attention under their own titles, and usually were nearly complete before moving them under their own titles.]


This post was written basically Oct. 14-16, and continues from a theme who has been promoting “Health as an Asset” globally (and some of the organizations involved) from an earlier post. Published without further work (now that “Governance: The Final Frontier” is done and has undergone the “post-publication review” (and extensive tags have been added). This one is published Oct. 24, 2017 (a Tuesday evening, my time zone) and will likely undergo a similar post-publication review (incl. added tags).


Why post-publication revisions:  As just one blog administrator, it helps sometimes to PUBLISH, then REFLECT/REVIEW MORE (which are activities with different modes and focus of attention).  If this were a subscription blog (currently it isn’t yet) of course that would be less acceptable, although even on-line MSM show “updates” after the original publish time.  I am also considering other timelines for the blog, urgencies to publish, responding sometimes to current events, such as government in motion,* outside the immediate scope of the blog and at times, when I publish after working on a specific post and its topics is just gut instinct.  I also maintain (again, a gut-level instinct) awareness of my personal limits on how much effort can be put into a single topic.


Source: WHO. Click image to enlarge. Notice at bottom: “Health is the driver” and at the top “Health requires…. all sectors work together…” and a collective set of conditions to re-organize society, throughout. (image is unusually long and looks like it might have been a hanging banner for a conference…)

Found in a list of resources at a CDC website:

Health in All Policies (HiAP): Framework for Country Action
Developed by the World Health Organization to serve as a “starter’s kit” for applying HiAP in decision-making and implementation at national and subnational levels, this framework can be easily adapted for use in different country contexts and at the regional and global levels.

! ! ! ! ! !

Notice the elements of WHO’s HiAP Banner for Worldwide Implementation, “How Does It Work?” Clean Energy | Housing | Urban Planning | Transport | Industry | Waste Mgmt | Local and Regional Authorities | Health MinistryMore Collaboration to Tackle Air Pollution.

[I’ve noticed that] Whatever the cause (Tobacco Control, HiAP, Environment, Peace, Equity, Sustainability) the push will alway be for more collaboration (coordination) of geopolitical jurisdictions, *government agencies, and between governments and private businesses (corporations) + corporate wealth.  All individuals are expected to understand that this is for their own good, regardless of where in the world they live, including in the USA.

*[i.e., focus on Local and Regional where in the USA, the States are primary levels of jursidiction on things not reserved to the federal government by the US Constitution],

This was also the request when the cause was to “prevent family violence” only then the preferred term was “coordinate” — Coordinated Community Response.” All terms will speak in collective (or “collectivist”) language. Individualism as a principle is throughout discouraged.  [Green font here just represents text added during post update Oct. 27]

In case the phrase or its acronym “HiAP” is unfamiliar, see the “infographic” to right, from the World Health Organization, also labeled as a tool for promoting HiAP at the Country level.  I’ll show it again below, larger.

Key concepts — consolidation of departments and agencies within government, and planned communities with not even a complete concept — just a single word “health” as the organizing factor.

Relevance to “FamilyCourtMatters” issues:

The immediately preceding post introduces my concerns about this topic, using “Big Tobacco” litigation (Public policy and economic impact)” under “health” rationale as compared with “Domestic Violence” (Child Abuse is related and parallel), something I had experienced and whose advocacy organization, both HHS and DOJ-funded, and others, I had researched (primarily posted on this blog).  After writing (but not publishing yet) that, I became engrossed in this aspect, especially after finding WHO citing to its involvement in a global treaty around tobacco (introduced 2003, signed by over 170 members or “signatories” – i.e., mostly countries — by 2005) as an example of why it should also lead setting the framework for HiAP — after all, it was experienced.

In that postSmoking Cessation/Tobacco Control Litigation I see is By Design GUARANTEED, (like Domestic Violence Prevention and Services) To Continue Incessantly. Meanwhile, a Wide Swath of Northern California Is Smoke-Filled and Lit Up, But Not by Tobacco. (October Local News and Blog Updates), (short-link ending “-7Lp”), which I plan to publish same day or within 24 hrs of this one,…

I discovered connections between major pharmaceutical (and other products) multinational corporation, its trust started only in 2007 (in Europe) but the company home base in New Jersey, USA — and meetings under the “Chatham House rule” (it said, “rules” but it seems there is only one — anonymity!) which is a connection to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) in London. Which brings up the question, if we are to be globally aligned, and one country (the USA) doesn’t have a monarch, titles of nobility or a national (declared at least) religion, why would be be seeking to align one of our most expensive areas of public policy (i.e., “health”) with a country, formerly an empire, and to this day still characterized as a “kingdom” although with a queen instead?


If – hypothetically —  I were, from a position of authority (elected, appointed, or corporate, whether in the for-profit or not-for-profit sectors) to say over several years, and from a variety of platforms (each time referencing organizations or offices I held to underscore the authority of the message), such as a keynote speaker at a conference or university center, to say to Americans, that is U.S. Citizens, or (which is closer to the reality of networked organization communicating public policy themes), if I and my friends and colleagues… were, concurrently, repeatedly and openly, to say:

Hypothetical message/directive:

Everyone stop talking about legal rights and due process, justice as it relates to anything expressed in the U.S. Constitution, or state laws, as passed by the U.S. Congress or state legislatures (respectively), and instead, repeat after me:

“Health in All Policies”

…In fact, let’s not talk about laws at all — just policies, as enacted and implemented through the executive branch of governments, plural, of course in closest meaningful consultation with local, state, regional, national and international associations/NGOs working collaboratively. … From now on, when a conflict between law and policy comes up, policy wins every time.  When a geopolitical jurisdiction conflict comes up, regardless of the law, the argument, practice, or ideas originating in the larger body’s jurisdiction prevail and will become standard practice  — even if that’s not what either its or the smaller body’s law says (for example, federal vs. state).  From now on, right and wrong are no longer expressed in law, but in “policy.”

From now on, national sovereignty, and concern about it by any nation’s citizens, especially for the U.S.A. and its citizens = “bad.”  Global citizenship = “good, equitable, sustainable, fair and necessary for world peace (and the planet).**  And anyone who disagrees or protests is a lunatic/fringe element/conspiracy theorist, or _____(substitute other negative name-calling at will).  We allow freedom of expression, and value it — so they can talk, but we, the intelligent and reasonable, should not engage with such backwards nutcases.##

## The two sentences in blue weren’t in my original hypothetical, but after running across an OpEd and NY article using some of those terms (mocking the concept of “conspiracy theory” and applying certain labels to those in protest) — and having just been researching the organization being defended — I felt it appropriate to add.  A large part of public policy IS marketing it to the public; advertising, “PR.”  Part of PR is discrediting the competition, which here appears to be, using a different set of language, vocabulary and concepts to discuss common concerns….i.e., independence of thought, or reference to a different standard for reasoning and evaluation of public policy.  … Keep reading, I have examples….

From now on,  leave the complex thinking up –including about your families and children’s educations, public schools, housing, transportation or energy infrastructure, etc.  — to the experts, and go back to work funding them.  During your work, family, schooling or any leisure time, stay tuned in for any major changes in the current catechism…and what to think and talk about…”

**Interjection on the two-word phrase “Global citizenship” and logical corollaries:

In writing this, the phrase “global citizenship” slipped out so normally as a concept in common usage, that I didn’t at first consider how it implies but does not cite to a supreme or “sovereign” power over the entire planet.

Because the phrase and concept of “global citizenship” (unlike citizenship of known political States with their defined land and water masses) does not or cannot cite or refer to such a supreme or sovereign power with geographic/territorial authority over the whole planet (which I learned is key to the concept of “sovereign”) while also protesting allegiance to the same (warring nations, states, sovereign entities seeking to expand themselves) as the innate cause of war (and poverty, inequity, slavery and other human rights violations and social ills), the rationale for any means to achieve the concept of, and the ongoing use of the two-word phrase “global citizenship,” and corresponding allegiance to it, as a way of life or principle for assuming or assigning duties and responsibilities, however, fails.

Historically (especially post World War II) the call for global government by consensus as opposed to “national sovereignty” (which by definition comes with subjects or citizens attached…) comes from criticizing and attempting to distance all people (especially the more powerful, “developed” nations) from over-commitment to their own countries.  But, without an organized body politic which implies, historically, something “sovereign” and reigning supreme over all owned territories, there can’t be “citizenship.”


RELATED, PREVIOUSLY POSTED DISCUSSIONS: I’ve already blogged repeatedly over time about the concept of “functionalism” (David Mitrany, his involvement with the RIIA Royal Institute of International Affairs (US parallel might be the Council of Foreign Relations), (the RIIA, or “Chatham House” comes up again in the “Health as an Asset” context) and the incremental way of disemboweling, so to speak, or draining the innate power of governments — such as ours here, or the Brits, or the Germans, or the French, or the Spanish (the RIIA dating only to 1927, and it is in London) — by outsourcing it to trans-national bodies.  Or, within the USA, trans-state authorities, an early example of which would be the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) — as an example, of by persuasion, different states giving up some of their autonomy for a common geographic, regional good.

THIS ROUND, Fall 2017, having just used the word “global citizenship” almost without thinking, I went looking again for definition of “sovereign” and “citizen” and came across two Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (“SEP”) articles (one written in 2003, “substantively revised” 2016; the other in 2006, “substantively revised” 2017), which presented enough historical narrative to, I feel, communicate the concepts in a historic context well enough to explain my concerns.  (SEP “Citizenship” & “Sovereignty“)

From SEP on “Citizenship:”

Supporters of global democracy reject the conventional identification between demos, territory and citizenship. In their view, citizenship is not a set of practices and rights that need to be anchored in a particular demos defined by specific territorial boundaries. On the contrary, citizenship is ideally exercised in a multiplicity of ‘sites’, situated at different levels of governance: local, national, regional and global. Global democrats sketch a multilayered, global democratic order in which no single layer or site is dominant (Pogge 1992, 58, Young 2000, 266). This scheme {{scheme or sketch — which is it?}} implies a ‘vertical’ dispersal of power above and below existing sovereign states, which are stripped of their centrality. This would give less of an incentive for conflicts over power and wealth within and between states, “‘thereby reducing the incidence of war, poverty, and oppression’ and environmental degradation” (Kuper 2004, 30, quoting Pogge 1992, 102–105).  [[Citation: Leydet, Dominique, “Citizenship”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2017 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2017/entries/citizenship/]]

(I notice in the news, the word “democracy” is so often used as opposed to “republic” when referring to the USA also, and intents to help promote it internationally.  When I was young, in school, I do not remember pledging allegiance to the “democracy” of the United States of America, but to the “republic.”…Apparently “republic” along with “Republicans” (unless you’re one) is also a bad word…)

The SEP article on sovereignty spoke of a major turning point (at least in Europe) between religious wars and the concept of sovereign states as recent as 1647: “the Peace of Westphalia” (History.com reference) ending the Thirty Years’ War AND, separately (though obviously with religious overtones) an Eighty Years’ War between Spain and the Dutch. And of the role of Martin Luther and the Reformation in changing the concepts of temporal versus spiritual power at the time.
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Governance the Final Frontier (NCSC © 2013), This [Harvard-Kennedy-School-of-Gov’t.-based] Executive Session Detail includes an SF BAY Area Nonprofit APIAHF, which had 2013 spinoff API-GBV (Symptoms: DV Solutions are Mainstreamed, Well-Heeled, and Often Reluctant (or at least slow) to “Come Out” as Separate Entities.)

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……… As I say within this post:

My protest, as a domestic violence survivor (1990s) myself in the same area, is that the opportunity for some of US to provide intelligent feedback against overwhelming built-in infrastructure funds from both private AND federal sources has become like spitting in the wind.

Perhaps that’s where this blog fits in, I am tacking against the wind in public/private partnerships and am certainly no cheerleader for all this (financially) coerced “collaboration” in a vaccuum of financial transparency among the nonprofit sector, …

 

This post is: 

Currently about 9,000 12,200 words [@Oct24].  Moved here Sept. 21, 2017 from page “How and When Collaborative Justice (Problem-Solving) Courts…” (etc.**)..  There is considerable overlap of content. Most images are “click image to enlarge” so I won’t say this for each one (some more touch-based viewing devices, like many cell phones, tablets or I-pads, won’t need to “click to enlarge”; desktop or laptop computers more dependent on keyboards probably will). Some images may be linked to a larger website, but typically most are linked just to the screenprint image.  Added “SF” to the title (“SF Bay Area”) Oct24.

Meanwhile, on Oct. 20, 2017, I also posted:

Smoking Cessation/Tobacco Control Litigation I See Is By Design Guaranteed, (Like Domestic Violence Prevention and Services) To Continue Incessantly. Meanwhile, a Wide Swath of Northern Cali fornia Is Smoke-Filled and Lit Up, But Not by Tobacco. (October Local News and Blog Updates) (case-sensitive short-link ending “-7Lp”). 

Click image (this time) to access full newsltr., 16pp

That post features a 2008 NCJFCJ “Synergy” newsletter literally narrating (not 100% accurately, but at least naming the component parts) and timing of some networked family violence institutes and resource centers (NRCs and SIRCs for “National” and “Special Issue”) which I’d already identified at the TAGGS.hhs.gov level, and flagged at the time (on this blog). … The same “Synergy” newsletter also referenced NCJFCJ’s 2007 “Wingspread” conference with AFCC and self-congratulated the NCJFCJ Family Violence Department for mending fences with AFCC (although it seems they started out on or near on the same page anyhow, with probably major membership overlap and viewpoints.).  This newsletter itself was public-funded by HHS, as its final page showed:  

To clarify, the NCJFCJ gets paid to do this newsletter, by the public (HHS Grant# shown)

It also claims the “National Resource Center on DV: Child Abuse and Custody” which the newsletter appears in part to represent, dated back only about five years to 2003). The key feature, however, is that NCJFCJ is the sponsoring entity; who they are as an organization. The public (HHS) funded this project (see nearby image).  NCJFCJ years earlier was deeply involved with the Greenbook Initiative also, opposite or with the then-“Family Violence Prevention Fund” (namechange to “Futures without Violence” occurred ca. 2010).    

Brief reminder of NCJFCJ conference and training activity, and with whom, and promoted by whom, funded in part by whom (if you’re working and registered with the IRS in the US, pull out a mirror)…(Section added post-publication, Oct. 23)  ADDED section about 1,000 words with images.

NCJFCJ 81st Annual Conference in Denver

Factoids:  NCJFCJ’s 79th annual conference in Monterey, CA was Summer 2016. In other words, they claim to pre-date World War II.   They do regular conferences and trainings:   Summer 2018 in Denver (see image), December 2017, now regularly training it seems with Futures without Violence (and the USDOJ), in Santa Fe, NM, Enhancing Judicial Skills in DV Cases.” This one is open only to certain kinds of people and limited to 50 participants, and designed to inculcate certain understandings and behaviors, I see:

… an essential foundation for new and experienced state, tribal and territorial judges and judicial officers to enhance their skills in handling civil and criminal domestic violence cases. Judicial participants will leave the workshop with greater knowledge and skills for handling cases involving domestic violence. …

A long list of points follows, incl. one that sounds in part like a CYA protection for intended judicial and judicial officer participation in local leadership councils (etc.) regarding DV):

  • Identify administrative and community barriers to accessing/achieving justice in DV cases
  • Devise methods of overcoming barriers to justice, become motivated to work to remove barriers, and use information regarding available community resources to assist in removing barriers.
  • Recognize and apply ethics rules that govern participation in extrajudicial activities, e.g., domestic violence councils, legislative proposals, local court rulemaking, and education programs of non-judge providers. …

“There is no charge for the educational portion** of the workshop. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs.”

**What other portions of an “enhancing judicial skills” workshop besides educational would there be?  Practice sessions, role-playing to solidify concepts? (Eating, socializing…etc.)

Here’s the 79th Annual (2016 in Monterey, CA, conference) advertised at “NationalHealthyMarriageAndFamilies.org,” itself an HHS-funded project (incl. website) with a focus on “HMRE” (Healthy Marriage Relationship Education) training with an “underpinning of family safety,” presided over by their “Family Violence Advisory Committee” of three men and two women.*

One of the men comes up around (as board member on) an organization (Nat’l Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence) on the post below referenced as a multi-cultural institute for violence prevention, which is not mentioned here, although his other fatherhood connections are (Fernando Mederos of Boston MA).

And two of the three men on the “Family Violence Advisory Committee are from MenStoppingViolence.org in Atlanta Georgia. One woman is from a Rutgers University (NJ) Center on Violence against Women and Children,  and the other, the only listed attorney in the mix, from Los Angeles, at an LGBT center. I saved it to pdf, in case of future broken link above, with some comments at the top, however some right-margin text is lost and content harder to read: Family Violence Prevention Advisory Panel | National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families (5 people viewed Oct 23, 2017~>this NRCHMF is HHS-funded, says footer info) its Goal? Apparently ~Integrating HMRE educ into the Safety Net~5pp

Men Stopping Violence Inc. (EIN#581618891, since1982ff, GA, running BIP, 90% gov’t supported (ProgrRevs and-or grants), year after year, is primarily government sponsored, whether through grants or through government fees and contracts under “program service revenues.”  Unfortunately, after 2008, IRS Form 990 doesn’t break down (have a printed line-item designation for) “government fees and contracts,” which pre-2008 shows that most of its Program Service Revenues were so classified. It’s maintained a moderate size. I annotated two tax returns, one from 2005 and one from 2008:

Detail from IRS Form 990 FY2005 of Men Stopping Violence reveals that most of its “program service revenues” come from (Line 93g), gov’t fees and contracts, regardless of whether most of its direct grants (contributions) for a given year did or did not. Over the years, Schedules of support show increasing revenue from “services provided” — but those services apparently were provided mostly under gov’t contracts and fees. Even so, it’s still managed to overspend and deplete standing assets.

I should do follow up, however, please note the connection of board member with “Georgia Commission on Family Violence” which was set in place by the legislature in 1992, and that (I just saw from its website) apparently the same “Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases“** workshop was brought to Georgia, co-sponsored by (its) Judicial Council/AOC (Administrative Office of the Courts) and the Family Violence Council, with NCJFCJ, and help from the “Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.” This is going on as I write, Sunday – Wednesday this week! (FYI, NCJFCJ’s home base is, mostly, Nevada).

Current look at GA Commission on Family Violence Pls. notice “Enhancing Judicial Skills” at bottom right. This is taking place (as I write)  Oct. 22 – 25th, 2017! Below (but not visible in image) a Sept. one was for DV advocates.

** Through a grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is bringing its workshop entitled “Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop for the State of Georgia” to metro Atlanta in October of 2017.  Specifically, the training will take place from Sunday, October 22, 2017 (beginning at noon) and will continue through Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (ending at noon), at Mansour Center in Marietta.

The Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts and Georgia Commission on Family Violence will be sponsoring the training.  The class size is limited to 50 judges, one judge from each of Georgia’s judicial circuits. The registration website is set up so that one judge from each circuit may sign up.  After that, your circuit will show as “sold out,” but the names of any other judges from that circuit who wish to attend will be put on a waitlist.  If we do not have one judge from each circuit sign up, we can then register judges from that list.

There is no fee to attend.  Some meals will be provided by ICJE and the Judicial Council/AOC.

Click to enlarge, or here for the website (the MSV Bd of Directors shows powerful connections still.

Kirsten Rambo, Ph.D., I see, in Dec. 2016,  was reported as becoming the new Executive Director in a domestic violence shelter on the opposite coast (California), San Luis Obispo County, after a leadership pair (Exec. and Deputy Exec. Director) resigned suddenly, complaining about work conditions and a “climate of chaos and distrust.”  I felt this was odd enough to report, especially if she’s Exec Dir. of a California entity while on the board of a batterers-interventions-services provider on the opposite coast (i.e., Georgia) and with a background under HHS, that is the CDC (which has a major foundation supporting it, by the same name, in Georgia).  If she is still at the California shelter AND “men stopping violence” board member, this should be made known on the shelter website.  IS IT?

“Kirsten Rambo, who was recently hired as executive director of the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County. Courtesy of Kirsten Rambo” LOCAL Read more: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/ local/article118738393.html#storylink=cpy]
Dec. 3, 2016 by Kirsten Rambo, Ph.D., CDC Violence Prevention Center and MSV (Men Stopping Violence) Board of Directors, assigned to a California (not Georgia) shelter Exec. Directorship (San Luis Obispo County, CA) in Dec. 2016. Still there? I didn’t check, yet.

Women’s Shelter Program of SLO Hires New Exec Director Dec. 3, 2016, Lynn Holden, in the “NewsTribune” LOCAL:

The Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County has hired a new executive director after its longtime former head suddenly resigned in June.

Kirsten Rambo, formerly of the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention in Atlanta, will assume her new position on Dec. 12. [2016] Adrienne Harris was contracted to serve as interim director after Marianne Kennedy’s departure, according to Robin Mitchell Hee, president of the shelter’s board of directors. …

Kennedy and Deputy Director Jason Reed resigned during a third-party investigation into undisclosed employee concerns about work conditions. The nature of the concerns remains unclear, although Reed told The Tribune in June the organization’s board of directors had “created a climate of chaos and distrust within the organization.” Read more here:

(This Women’s Shelter Program was decent enough to post its EIN#, 95-3370729, in fine print on a web page, at least…)

SLO County (CA) Women’s Shelter Program detail posts its EIN#95-3370729 in small print (but the financials are not uploaded on the website).

I see from the “resigned” article (or main one) that the leadership duo had been there for 30 (Marianne Kennedy) and 11 (Jason Reed) years, respectively, and that from now on there won’t be a “Deputy Director” but the new Exec. Dir. (Rambo) “and other staff members” will take over those duties — mostly grantwriting.  (So, the shelter had had a man as primary grant-writer those 11 years, sounds like).

Mitchell Hee said the shelter isn’t planning to hire a new deputy director, a position primarily devoted to grant writing. Instead, Rambo and other staff members will assume those duties

As for any problems the shelter may have faced at the time of Kennedy’s resignation, Mitchell Hee said the organization has since moved on.  [Read more here: …/article118738393.html#storylink=cpy]

Last 3 tax returns shown on 990finder website (EIN# 953370729 search results):

Total results: 3Search Again.

ORGANIZATION NAME ST YR FORM PP TOTAL ASSETS EIN
Womens Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County CA 2015 990 37 $2,503,905.00 95-3370729
Womens Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County CA 2014 990 32 $2,408,852.00 95-3370729
Womens Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County CA 2013 990 31 $2,412,754.00 95-3370729

Among other things, the latest return here is only FY2014 (Marianne Kennedy still shown as Exec. Director, and Robin Mitchell Hee shown, but not as President). In other words, despite the negative/positive publicity in 2016 and 2017, it doesn’t seem to have generated an updated tax return with the IRS (990finder gets them from the IRS…).  Fiscal Year end is June 30.  So in October 2017, at least FY2015 (YE 6/30/2016) should’ve been uploaded — but seemingly it isn’t. FY2016’s would be (if timely) due soon, but what’s shown above does not represent the transition which took place almost a year ago, per the news articles.

EIN#95-3370729 under a different org. name, FY2003 (see footer & header on image). Simpler program service description back then..

EIN#95-3370729 under a different org. name, FY2003 (see header on image). Ms. Kennedy and two other women were paid officers, total pay for all three only $155.7K. This is ODD: The org. name GLINDA SErVICES, INC., bears NO resemblance to the website shown on the return, womensshelterSLO.org. Why? [2003 return from “990finder” HERE

EIN#95-3370729, WomensShelterSLO.org (bd of director excerpt, site viewed Oct. 2017). An Exec Director =/= a Board Member; the website may not be current; last available tax returns aren’t either, it seems.

As Deputy Executive Director, I guess Jason Reed wouldn’t have shown on the Part VIIA listings of “Bd of Directors, Officers, Directors, Key Employees, Highest Paid Employees” and he doesn’t.

I looked back at returns for several years (Here’s for FY2005), and saw it was formerly called “Glinda Services, Inc.” and has (at least now) an endowment controlled separately (from a related entity trust), with income fr om it varying radically (but never really that high) and in some prior years, the controlling board members were men.   And that their main program service (versus all kinds of revenues including grants/contributions) revenues seems to be counseling fees required of DV victims.

I also note that on their website, currently under volunteer “Board of Directors”, the Secretary (a woman) shown is also “Chief Deputy District Attorney” for the county, i.e., on city payroll.  Interesting…I realize this happens, but question how this would benefit conflict-of interest free operations.

Of interest:  http://www.slocity.org/home/showdocument?id=2530

As late as FY2008, tax returns retain the name Glinda Services, Inc. but have deleted the reference on header to any website.  Tax information it says, is offered on “Another’s website, “but whose is not shown.  However, by 2010, based on letterhead of a supporting letter to the City Planning Commission for permit to allow a “Homeless Services Campus” on surplus city property adjacent to Social Services.  This would combine two operations (daytime core services + night time shelter) by other organizations, and (says a letter of support from, by now it’s called “Women’s Shelter Program of SLO”) within walking distance of the Women’s Shelter.  I found this reference looking for board of directors “Willo Cather” to find out (after noticing board tended to be run by men) whether this is a man or a woman. They were planning for a 24-hour building with a central courtyard to be set up.

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO) has submitted an application for a Planning Commission Use Permit to allow a Homeless Services Center (HSC) to be developed on the vacant property adjacent to the Department of Social Services at 3451 and 3511 South Higuera Street. CAPSLO is the operator of the Maxine Lewis Homeless Shelter and the Prado Day Center. The new HSC would combine the functions of these two facilities and would provide comprehensive services to the area’s homeless population. The HSC would be a regional facility and is a key implementation measure of the 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

These are FY 2008 returns (4 images).  By June 23, 2010 (above letter of support for Planning Commission permitted development of surplus city land for centralized / “regional” homeless services center with beds, courtyard, a kennel for pets, and more) the entity had changed its name to better match its website held for years previously.

Image 1 of 4, IRS, FY2008, EIN# 953370729, Pg.1 top, Glinda Services, Inc.

Image 2 of 4, IRS, FY2008, Pg1 BOTTOM, Glinda Services, Inc.

Image 3 of 4, IRS, FY2008 top Glinda Services, Inc., Form 1023 available on another’s website (but “website” marked N/A on this return….)

Image 4 of 4, IRS, FY2008 top Glinda Services, Inc., (now “Women’s Shelter Programs of SLO, Inc.” under the same EIN# 95-3370729;) Just pointing out, sometimes public interface for a “Woman’s Shelter” may be female, but the power structure (board) still male-dominated. As of 2008, seems to hold, here…8 yrs later, the Exec Director who signed this return (but is NOT listed on this page, Marianne Kennedy) made headlines by, with another man (also not listed on returns, as “deputy” exec. director, mostly a grantwriting position said the news article, Jason Reed)


Back to “National Healthy Marriage and Family” (“NHM&F”) website promoting an NCJFCJ 79th annual conference, remembering NCJFCJ’s prominent role in the “DV network” at least as to federal funding, and its relevance to FAMILY COURTs and proceedings under STATE (not Federal) control.

The funding disclaimer on the “NHM&F” (NOT “Men Stopping Violence”) website footer, in fine print, is a grant I’ve talked about before on this post (long ago) (See “Disclaimer” quote with dark-teal background):

Disclaimer: Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: [90FH0003]. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

An HHS-funded website advertising nonprofit (that also takes significant HHS funds) NCJFCJ’s annual 2016 conference in California.

Pushing Marriage and Relationship Education AND responsible fatherhood year after year (a PRWORA 1996 welfare reform “special feature”) requires at least token lip-service to the existence of domestic violence. So they have an advisory council of, it says, four people.


Incidentally, where I said I remembered that grant “90FH0003” above, I did.  Link to a saved “TAGGS.HHS.gov” search to show it was granted to “I C F, Inc” which is an improper spelling of the name — there are no spaces between), three years in a row for $1.5M/year to, probably, set up and maintain this website, a grant to a multi-national GLOBAL, FOR-PROFIT corporation (financials not readily traceable because it’s for-profit), to help other nonprofits continue taking TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funding away from families, and diverting it through “CFDA 93086,” as the image says, to run people through curricula, endlessly, sponsored by nonprofits also, often, taking more 93086 grants, and/or other ones (Compassion capital funding) etc. to get themselves set up to run the curricula, and make sure America remains properly patriarchal according to the protocol.

Click on image to repeat the search (results will change if data changes meanwhile at “TAGGS”  Recipient name is 3rd column from the right; notice this happened, it’s saying, 2015-2017…

Before 90FH0003, ICF got also 90FH0002 (also $1.5M/year for three out of four years, starting in 2011), purpose: ”

90FH0002 National Resource Center for Strategies to Promote Healthy MarriageNon Competing Continuation Application

but the only other entity getting a “90FH00##” grant raked in even more and was also a for-profit PR firm — in Oklahoma.  Public Strategies, Inc., deeply involved from the start with the “Oklahoma Marriage Initiative.”   (Saved Search) showing all three and that Public Strategies, Inc. got first $2M, then (4 yrs in a row, “noncompeting continuation) $3.25M ANNUALLY for “developing materials.”  This is an advanced search (I picked the columns displayed.  Above was a basic “Award”search, so picking columns wasn’t an option.

Click on image to see the saved search, which includes grants 90FH0001 and “0003” as well. This just shows the predecessor grant to “I C F Inc.”

Does it sound like, perhaps, running periodic domestic violence prevention trainings serves as a “heat shield” to facilitate and continue (silently when the headlines around DV roadkill surface, year after year) running VERY profitable — to those running them — private practice HMRE “professions“?

And the public pays for both sides of the argument — that’s genius policy design, if you ask me!  Not ethical, but definitely brilliant foresight of just how much the public doesn’t investigate things they aren’t prodded to from mainstream media, or political Left/right debates on a particular set of causes as defined by each political party, for the most part.  All kinds of protests and women’s rights organizations can continue going on, year after year, so long as this business agenda utilizing public institutions, goes on.

Anyhow, I have just shown you that so-called “I C F Inc.” as legitimized by the HHS appropriations (and during Bush AND Obama White Houses/Presidential Administrations, two four-year terms each) was fine with advertising the NCJFCJ annual conference. So we must get to know both financing and specific nonprofits, as a general rule, in the power plays of the nation…

The Smoking Cessation/Tobacco Control Litigation. Guaranteed..(Like Domestic Violence Prevention and Services) To Continue Incessantly. post is Recommended reading if you haven’t yet!  Look for section around the above-left (“Synergy” Page 1) image (shown larger on the post,  and unlike here, with more caption and commentary). FYI so is that newsletter, even though it’s nine years old now.

Continuing some commentary still on that Oct. 20 post……
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Smoking Cessation/Tobacco Control Litigation I See Is By Design Guaranteed, (Like Domestic Violence Prevention and Services) To Continue Incessantly. Meanwhile, a Wide Swath of Northern California Is Smoke-Filled and Lit Up, But Not by Tobacco. (October Local News and Blog Updates)

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Smoking Cessation/Tobacco Control Litigation I See Is By Design Guaranteed, (Like Domestic Violence Prevention and Services) To Continue Incessantly. Meanwhile, a Wide Swath of Northern Cali fornia Is Smoke-Filled and Lit Up, But Not by Tobacco. (October Local News and Blog Updates) (case-sensitive short-link ending “-7Lp”)


Post Technicalities: Tags may be added later. After over a week reviewing and supplementing this post, I’ve decided to “punt” (publish). It MIGHT also be split later, but the sections on exploring national DV networking over the years (from key organizations’ narratives) and “Health as an Asset,” an academy (“ABIS”) globally networking under the “Chatham House Rule” (basically, anonymity)(which brings the topic to the RIIA / Royal Institute of International Affairs in London and its historic intentions, as expressed in its founding documents) towards the bottom, which has a sequel, actually belong together. And this still IS “Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” for what that’s worth, in the USA..so I took a closer look at how certain organizations like to collaborate for a unified voice, and consequences of that collaboration, down the road a few decades….//LGH, Oct. 20, 2017


Or, you could call this “October Local & Posts-in-the-Pipeline Update” which is how it started out, attached to another post started earlier I’d hoped to publish with just a brief update.

As my About Holidays / Personal Backdrop” (posted Oct. 10)** says, I took a brief, about half-month, pause while handling (different kind of writing required) personal things and am now catching up on some of the posts already in the “pipeline” referencing, basically and most recently the themes of (a) Big Tobacco Litigation/Smoking Cessation Control (Public policy) Efforts and (b) The Problems with Problem-solving Courts (“Collaborative Justice”), which includes the development and implementation nationwide of family courts, too.  [** after next few reminder images…]


I wrote about an East Coast/West Coast connection involving one government sub-sector (Administrative Office of the Courts, under the Judicial Council of California, the ruling body of the Judicial Branch in the state) with an improperly named non-entity (it’s not its own legal business OR government entity) — the “Center for Court Innovation” in New York.  You will not find it registered under that name on CharitiesNYS.com or Business Entity search, and so far as I know, it’s not a trade name of some registered entity — because the EIN# associated with it, generally speaking, belongs to a private foundation, “Fund for the City of New York.”

Four logos show sponsorship (not membership) of the Executive Session for State Court Leaders” (click image to enlarge, for fine-print commentary) as I recall. Only 1 logo represents part of government (BJA is under the USDOJ) directly; the other 3 (including Harvard) count as “tax-exempt, privately controlled entities” even though the NCSC Board will have public officials on it. 

I talked about how organizations like the NCSC got involved and discovered yet two more (subsequent to “The California Story” published in 2005) 501©3s promoting the same “collaborative justice” concept, keying off the concept of drug courts:

Fund for City of New York is one-half (the Private) half of the Public/Private (agreement, project, collaboration — whoever it’s defined) comprising the “Center for Court Innovation”. Look at the affiliations of the Board members — former NY Attorney General, Designer of the World Trade Center, Adm. Judge of the City of NY…!

(There’s also a foundation to go with this one).

**(The rest of that title, the same link as just given above: “….Speaking Personally (Personal Backdrop to Post-PRWORA Social Policy towards Women Who ~Just Say No!~ to Abuse and Proceed in Misplaced Belief They can actually Exit it) [started Sept. 18, Publ. Oct. 9, 2017, see also Collaborative Justice post/page].”(ends “-7AD”)

The other “Collaborative Justice” non-profit showing clear judicial membership and sponsorship, as well as an MSW involved in “Children and Family Futures.”  I won’t say more on that in this post, just pointing out that the process seems never-ending:

CCJCF-related, image series labeled: “Search for CCJCF President turned up EARLY Annual Rpt (Final Draft) WITH EIN# attached and its Significant Others (Judge Lynn Duryees, Peggy Hora)”

[Image may be added here post-publication, can’t locate a certain annotated one just now. It may be on the bottom of the related page]

One post in the pipeline taken from part (b) above again (“Governance, the Final Frontier,” now in draft, full title further below) reminded me of how early (how long ago) I’d realized that the “powers that be” within the domestic violence field obtained, and maintained, control over the field with an agenda to “therapize” the nation’s language of crime and consequences under the health, social science, and behavioral modification treatment [“therapeutic jurisprudence” and other concepts] paradigm — while still claiming to be tough on crime and domestic violence. And that one of the ways of doing this to mimic popular, grassroots demand from multiple seemingly diverse platforms (organizations) was having already-established tax-exempt foundations first internally sponsor projects, then spin off the projects off into more 501©3s (nonprofits) which, while the names may be new, the world view, personnel, response to the problems and practice of letting philanthropists run government or organize with intent to run it, is not. In other words, by setting up interconnected nonprofits collectively run by people of, except perhaps subject/topic focus area, the same general persuasion, having been so persuaded possibly in part because alternate viewpoints or alternate solutions to the problem were out-funded, and out-maneuvered.    

[Phrases above in this color were added long after the original paragraph; it this is too much overexplaining, read around them.]


Both this post and the one whose title shows next, linked from the “Collaborative Justice/Problem-solving Courts” page, should be published today, Oct. 20, 2017, or within 48 hours of each other.  (That “today” date kept getting moved back as I continued adding to the top part of this post!) The one you’re reading now will be published first.

I’ll repeat that link near the bottom of this post.


VERY early on, assumptions about WHICH are the KEY POINTS IN (foundational to) any new field or regime (for the DV field, that treatments and interventions, such as batterers’ intervention, or supervised visitation, mandatory mediation, parent education, etc.) become foundational, basic for that new field or regime’s claims to even BEING a field of practice or a new profession or area of professional practice (example:  “fatherhood” or “domestic violence PREVENTION”). Assumptions and omissions of relevant information which might speak against that selection of points get “baked-into the infrastructure and system” (including to its literature and downloadable curricula, webinars, etc.) as entrenched positions, and continually a part of whatever solution is chosen.

This proprietary, linguistic control makes later protest by people harmed by such policies, even if among the classes the policies are allegedly representing in the first place — for example, survivors of domestic violence, and/or child abuse who, with full information up front might have made different choices in picking their court battles, or how and how hard to fight back once they were dragged into one — an even heavier burden and uphill battle.  The public is fed information leading (or at least encouraging) readers/viewers to believe (until personally involved) that “the experts are on it,” so where there’s evidence to the contrary, maybe it was just the family’s problem, or one of the family members.’  Or a rogue judge, or a local problem..

After all, don’t we hear about domestic violence on TV shows, sometimes in a movie, in ads, and after headlines involving recent roadkill, perhaps from experts on one of the major organizations’ comments?

A SHORT SECTION ON THIS, FOLLOWED BY MORE ON THE NETWORKS:

Who can even find the long-standing/oft-quoted SF Domestic Violence Consortium?  What does its spokesperson do for a living? Take tax-free donations (It’s not an incorporated entity, but its “Executive Director” maintains apparently a speed-dial on some local news media with each new domestic violence vitality — year after year — or otherwise disaster that has potential for making national news too.

Looking at this one, I also took a quick re-view of California’s registered and still active known major DV organizations, including (but not posted here) the “NNEDV.”  I also added a section in which one of the networked entities did us (belatedly) a courtesy summary of the networks themselves, nationally, that is. Recommendation?  Pretend this is a conversation, and just deal with its about 15,000 words as they come up.  When you see a new section coming up, so be it, and remember that some of the material that inspired a post may (in my writing style) still end up closer to the bottom, while what’s in between is, to say the least, “illuminating.”….
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About Holidays, Speaking Personally (Personal Backdrop to Post-PRWORA Social Policy towards Women Who ~Just Say No!~ to Abuse and Proceed in Misplaced Belief They can actually Exit it) [started Sept. 18, Publ. Oct. 9, 2017, see also Collaborative Justice post/page].

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I might as well get this over with, and am taking the opportunity at the same time to say I finally published a related PAGE, How and When Problem-Solving (make that ‘Collaborative Justice’) Courts were Institutionalized and other Consolidate/Coordinate/Standardize/ PRIVATIZE Stories at Courts.CA.Gov  (Page started 8/29/2017, published Mon 9/18 evening. With case-sensitive shortlink ending “-7w9″).

Together, that page, another post introducing that page (full title soon, just below) and this post About Holidays, Speaking Personally (Personal Backdrop to Post-PRWORA Social Policy towards Women Who ~Just Say No!~ to Abuse and Proceed in Misplaced Belief They can actually Exit it) [started Sept. 18, Publ. Oct. 9, 2017, see also Collaborative Justice post/page](case-sensitive shortlink ends “-7AD“) are “good stuff” and history on some major program-propagation vehicles in New York and in California, with more in their middles on Minnesota-related events, people, and even a few nonprofits.


What’s here below was originally an insert or aside.  At the bottom here, I again provide the link to both the page and my post introducing the page.  I hope readers will go back and read both if they haven’t yet.


There are reasons we are continuing to have “family court fiascoes” and destructions of household wealth generation after generation by way of prolonged litigation IN these courts.

Why not take a closer look at how they were assembled, systematically, in recent decades (generation or so) and the pieces from which the parts comprise the whole, or the engine, chassis, fuel, guidance system, [I’m no auto mechanic, but consider the essential parts — and the roads as part of the infrastructure too] and ensuring a constant stream of passengers, with “no stone left unturned” and no child, or life, left unscathed….?]   That’s what I tend to do, when not speaking personally..take closer looks.  Lots of them.


“ABOUT HOLIDAYS, SPEAKING PERSONALLY:”

About Holidays, Speaking Personally (Personal Backdrop to Post-PRWORA Social Policy towards Women who Say No! to Abuse and Proceed to Exit it) (WordPress-generated, case-sensitive shortlink ends “-7AD.”)

This post, while written (except this foreword) around Sept. 4, Labor Day Weekend 2017, was taken from another post then still waiting publication; its full title (and basic background-color) is “Introducing A New Page, How and When Problem-Solving (make that ‘Collaborative Justice’) Courts were Institutionalized and other Consolidate/Coordinate/Standardize/PRIVATIZE Stories at Courts.CA.Gov. AND Some of the Backdrop (Personal Experience of Turn-of-Century Social Policy towards Women Reporting Abuse and Their Efforts to Exit It… ).”(case-sensitive short-link ends “-7xs“)

Exactly one week later, in fact another historic (but not “holy”!) day in recent history, I was still working on both post and page, as I was over Labor Day weekend, a major US holiday from September 2, 3, and (Monday) Sept. 4, 2017,* through to that day, Sept. 11, 2017

{*The aside added for  international visitors to the blog.  I don’t know all their national holidays, and they might not know all ours, either. While this blog covers some international issues because it covers private associations dealing with US courts — many of which make sure to advertise that they have an international membership— FamilyCourtMatters still primarily addressed to people dealing with Life In The USA… because the courts here are tax-supported and public institutions in every state, and in territories, of the USA.  We pay plenty for them, while we also through our system here (as to the income tax, corporate taxes, and tax-exemptions) sponsor, incubate, and overall, encourage the formation of tax-exempt corporations to fix whatever national, state, or local governments omit, forgot, or “got wrong..”}

BELOW HERE (within this blue box) is “Soap Box” talk on public vs. private.  If you “get this,” skip it this time. If you don’t, please consider the stakes are high in blurring one with another, which is a known practice and agenda now commonplace in the country (and not USA only).

These tax-exempt and other corporations can legally register as domiciled in one place, but operate and influence operations across state and national lines.  But the family courts regulating life within the states are subject to state legislatures for individuals once they obtain jurisdiction over a case — and through that, the family members involved — do not have innate jurisdiction over people outside the state except as related to something anchored in it. There’s a division, in other words, between jurisdictions within states, and federal. What I’m saying here – it seems to take corporations to overcome legal boundaries to representative government at the state level — and that seems to be the intent and purpose of a variety of such corporations who would rather “legislate” or at least influence, rule, and have power, over whole regions, or nations, at a time, and the streamlined ability to also influence legislation in multiple jurisdictions without having to fight it locally, place by place — and deal “face to face” with those who might, were they aware of the purposes — have cause to oppose them.  (See “Big Seven Associations” and/or the variety of “Do You Know Your NGA, NCSC” etc. posts I’ve written within the last year, or maybe two.. for how this seems to work when those on the private corporations ALSO hold public office, either concurrently, or in revolving-door fashion, recently…


{{As I understand it, there ARE no “regional governments” under the US Constitution, that I’m aware of. Some people have a problem with that (search “functionalism” on this blog for more info), and want it changed. The more and more functions that can be “outsourced” to regionally organized private-sector organizations (or JPA’s — Joint Powers Authorities) — the less and less individually responsive less-than-regional governments become.  They feel the pressure and appreciate the prestige of “belonging” as evidence of good governmental behavior.   

Sure, federal government’s Executive Branch Departments (like HHS, which was formerly — taken together with the part that split off, the Dept. of Education and any other — “HEW”) organize operationally by regions (cross-state lines), as do Districts of the Federal Court system yes — but even those are not independent government entities.

To organize legally cross-jurisdiction WITHIN government here, one must either be anchored in some part which IS either federal  OR state, i.e. be state government or something underneath it– or simply be a corporation, including tax-exempt ones.  Joint Power Authorities such as I’ve been blogging, like WestED, SWRL, or FWL (Far West Labs, South West Regional Labs — subject matter, education) still must anchor with a state domicile.  WestED’s state domicile, so far as I know, is in California, although other states are spanned in its OPERATIONS (shared programming).}}

That’s why, at a time when “Public/Private Partnerships” (or, strategic operating relationships in the forms of Memos of Understanding — one shown below here as to CENIC and California’s HighSpeedRail Authority) are MOST popular with those already in power — we really should be able to tell the difference between that which is public — and its LEGAL power over individuals, including the power to tax, incarcerate, seize assets, seize children, etc. — and that which is NOT public, over which when we are not consumers of the product or entering into conscious contracts with the corporations, we don’t have many real rights.  So government uses corporate to cross jurisdictions, and to (as privatized) avoid full responsibility for its actions, and streamline (efficiency) and corporate uses government to encourage conditions it finds conducive to operations and bottom-line profits.  This may or may not include the public interest or health; it depends on the situation.   [[end of “SoapBox” commentary.]]

Personal timing & publication dates:

The weeks between Sept. 11 and now (early October, 2017), I was working again on some personal writing for an ongoing situation, which was because of its nature and, shall I say, “tenacity,” triggering PTSD and some deep, deep considerations about how far I should or dare take the push for justice in that situation and with these particular individuals who have gained a legal inroad into my life recently, caused damages, and then inflicted further distress through minimizing/dismissing the same.  Classic gaslighting and strategy for controlling personalities and/or abusers.

In “About Holidays,”  I also speak about some of the long-term tenacity of the prior personal situations, without naming names — because the names aren’t the point.  The patterns are.  I realize this type of communication is anecdotal, and speaking about it here is for general info.; expressive, not presented as a basis for policy.

When that communication (or at least the initial stage of it) Sept.11 / end of Sept. was handled (or, at least, delivered) I worked again diligently to update this post’s Table of Contents page, a project I am finally, for the most part, satisfied with (for now) and which led to more fascinating subject matter to research, involving consolidation of telecommunications (broad-band-providing) companies servicing government entities (like schools, public and private universities and research institutes), and such.**

**[Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, “CENIC.org”; its network “CalREN,” and as it’s a membership association, one of its Auxiliary Associate members (in fact the only one currently) “City of Hope” (hospital, institute, development corporation, foundation all inter-related) and dark-fiber network subcontractor, “Level 3 Communications” with its own fascinating history, intersecting with some of the giant telecommunications providers (esp. broadband) mergers of the turn of the century — and its predecessor entity “Kiewit Diversified Group,” which came out of Peter Kiewit & Sons (or similar name), the construction industry.  This is basic communications history in the US, and fascinating.  It also speaks to the access to high-quality internet capacity and speed of higher education institutions (membership to CENIC or groups like it) vs. the average person, who is the subject matter of so many of the programs, including the social science R&D, federal designer family, poverty research, behavioral mod etc. — while when working as employees, contributing to support the same infrastructure financially based on the trickle-down premise.

Californians are aware of longstanding plans, highly political in nature, for a high-speed physical, commuter (to carry human beings!) rail system connecting Northern Cal. to SoCal (take another look at the map of the USA and see — that’s a good distance!).

So, it looks like CalREN’s (CENIC’s network name) involvement with this high-speed rail project may result in communities along the intended route getting an upgrade to their free? Broadband service.  Amazingly, the researchers figured out that poorer, less-educated people living in rural areas are less likely to have internet connections –aren’t they smart?  Courtesy “California Emerging Technologies Fund” field research poll, I see.  

CENIC article referencing Calif. HighSpeed Rail Authority (a gov’t entity) plans to make broadband communities. CENIC is private nonprofit, so that’s another Public/private partnership, assuming it goes through.

Announced at “Cenic.org · PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES & NPSRENS & NRENS

“SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and the Corporation for Education Networking Initiatives in California (CENIC) announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that will foster initiatives to expand the availability and accessibility of high-capacity broadband to communities and institutions throughout California.

“As a part of the high-speed rail system corridor, the Authority and CENIC will create an ultra-fast broadband network, connecting into CENIC’s statewide research and education network, as well as to other public and private sector broadband networks.

This new network will provide needed connectivity for communities located near the high-speed rail system starting in the Central Valley,” said Authority Chief Executive Officer Jeff Morales.  “This partnership and new network will advance economic development and public benefit while generating ancillary revenue for the high-speed rail program,” said Morales.

According to a recent Field Research Corporation Poll, conducted for the California Emerging Technology Fund, the lowest income, least educated, and most rural Californians are living without this reliable internet access. {{Theoretically, and probably…}} This investment in broadband connectivity will allow these communities access the educational, employment, healthcare, and civic engagement opportunities that lead to greater economic opportunities and to a better quality of life.”


In general, the HSR will connect Los Angeles to San Francisco at 200mph or in about 3 hours by (2025?  see info).  Another phrase that comes up is “Silicon Valley to Central Valley” with Central Valley being an area where unemployment (and poverty) are high.  I see from HSR website that ARRA funds were involved:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –The California High-Speed Rail Authority today announced it has met federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 requirements by fully investing the more than $2.55 billion granted to the State since 2009 to build the nation’s first high-speed rail system. These funds have helped to create thousands of new jobs and generated approximately $4 billion in economic activity in the Central Valley and across California. Read our News Release to see what Board Chair Dan Richard is saying about meeting the ARRA deadline. For more information, read the full Investing in California’s Future through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 report.

Wow.  I remember where I was in high-employment area SF Bay Area in 2009, after child-stealing events, retroactive reduction of child support arrears owed, dramatic curtailment of my own work as I went repeatedly to court in an attempt to resolve the household who stole the kids’ reluctance to comply with court orders granting me:  visitation, or even at its lowest point, weekly phone calls placed by the children (after my attempts to reach them weekly went unanswered time after time), and by 2009 I had not one job in the profession left.  No one in the agencies or law enforcement seemed to care about enforcing any court orders which would mitigate the situation, and I was running out of the wherewithal to keep coming back to court (let alone even get TO the courthouse) time and again.  During that time I had not yet “figured out” what I have since (on this blog) regarding potential financial DISincentives for continuing any government OR nonprofit advocacy group, i.e., the whole systems, to protecting maternal parenting time once it’d been eradicated without legal cause stated on the record, let alone proved on any record…

In other words, those “access and visitation” grants aimed at increasing non-custodial parenting time, apparently lost their motivational impact when that non-custodial FATHER time had been increased to 100% and mother’s to “0%.” I had never been offered or encouraged to do supervised visitation to prevent the stealing in the first place, and when it was brought up, a commissioner said “there’s no money for it here..” — AFTER which I realized, well, yes there was, in the form of those grants to the state of California for such supervised visitation and exchange — to protect the children from being stolen, and myself from injury or repeated forced dealings with traumatic situations absent support for them, in the context of known prior domestic violence…

That fall 2009, I also had learned my children had been abandoned by their father (physically and it appears financially) and was dealing with both stalking while attempting to extract information from ANYONE involved on WHEN this occurred (including what month/year) or in what manner (two conflicting versions were presented by the ex-girlfriend and my ex-batterer (husband) and father of two children by then both almost adults, with me.    Abandonment is also a felony, so I was working through both shock and again attempting to speak with law enforcement on this (district attorney’s office, as I had when they were stolen the first time three years earlier).  This went nowhere — other than that in my need to speak to their father for this information, he somehow decided again to claim me “before God” as his wife, resulting in the need to at this low point now deal (again) with the stalking issue — which was terrifying… especially without funds to leave the area even temporarily which was a need.

But that commentary is getting ahead of the subject matter of this section…. Just correlating the State-level developments with my personal timeline developments.  Back to “HighSpeedRail”….


Read it from the HSR.CA.GOV (HSR=”High Speed Rail”) point of view — this is their MOU (Memo of Understanding) which, actually, clarifies that one is a 501©3 and the other a state agency, and that a partnership, this absolutely does not make!.  The signatures of each party are shown — but not dated (so this is probably not an executed copy of any MOU, despite its title page):

MOU as shown (Nov. 2016) header.

 

REGARDING OTHER CENIC or “NATIONAL LAMBDARAIL, LLC” referring to a different kind of “rail” with different kind of cargo (the optic fiber kind) images I may include below — these are obviously another story waiting to be posted (here — it’s already posted elsewhere!), consider these footprints and reminders for now.//LGH 10/9/2017

This excerpt of a Form 990 shows Nat’l LambdaRail as a related entity of CENIC, though not the largest one… || … “NLR” has a major, and dramatic though short history, and was purchased in 2011 by a billionaire from its university (public/private) membership. Won’t fit in a single caption. Stay tuned (or look up yourself!)It is a 12,000 mile optic network and the first one to go transcontinental (See Wiki or Bloomberg.com for more; also IO.com)

just web page header.

CENIC corporation, California Registry of Charitable Trust (search results page)

These sprang from an unusually-named corporate (nonprofit) visitor to the blog, but in general reflect major themes and turning points in U.S. history, i.e., control of access to the internet, and characteristics of the organizations controlling this access.  For the general outline, see my 2017 Table of Contents page, about half-way down, and the bottom section, and the second section of my Oct. 9, 2017 post talking about SIZE STILL MATTERS.  …..

WOW:  See that image on National LambdaRail, LLC, above?  Well: from Wikipedia:

…National LambdaRail was founded in 2003 and in 2004 its national, advanced fiber optic network was completed. In addition to being the first transcontinental, production 10 Gigabit Ethernet network, National LambdaRail was also the first intelligently managed, nationwide peering and transit program focused on research applications.

In 2008, a company named Darkstrand purchased capacity on NLR for commercial use.[1] By the end of the year the Chicago-based company was having trouble raising funding due to the Great Recession.[2] On May 24, 2012 the NLR network operations center services were transferred to the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California.[3] In October 2009 Glenn Ricart was named president and CEO.[4] On September 7, 2010 Ricart announced his resignation.[5]

In November 2011 the control of NLR was purchased from its university membership by a billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong for $100M, who indicated his intention to upgrade NLR infrastructure and repurpose portions of it to support an ambitious healthcare project through NantHealth.[6] The upgrade never took place. NLR ceased operations in March 2014.[7][8][9][10]

 

Bloomberg.com on National Lambda Rail. Bloomberg.com gets its data from S&P Global Marketing, part of S&P Global Group (S&P = Standard & Poors, probably)

http://internet2.edu/news/detail/3695. Not shown — this is a 2003 article. See Wiki for follow up info on NLR.

Please click link (or image to enlarge) and read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_LambdaRail#cite_note-5

At Bloomberg.com, but can’t read more w/o subscription to “Professional Services.”See more at NLR “Wiki” page.

 

Internet2® started in 1996 and has a timeline. See website for more info.

Internet2® doesn’t post its financials With offices in these states, perhaps they could be found. If “internet2” isn’t an entity, then some membership organization ENTITY does have financials somewhere…

Found at Internet2.edu home page, blog article Sept. 17, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Separately, which I know from email news alerts and family court reform advocacy groups’ social media sites, there are also pending “current events” in local (California) “family court reform” news making the rounds which I feel urgent to address in new posts.  I have an idea of a better way to present the situation to people new to it (those familiar with it are welcome to watch from the sidelines, or inbetween rallies, re-blogging, or complaints about the overall injustices in the system, judge by judge or jurisdiction by jurisdiction, something I can’t remember the last time I EVER signed onto that approach as halfway sane, or effective, given the disparate resources….).  Some of that way is blended into this otherwise more anecdotal, expressive post about the personal backdrop to our so-called problem-solving courts.


I keep hoping to squeeze enough blogging and activism in between my own ongoing, though more periodic, life events which have been incited by the systematic disruption of my household, work and relationships through the family court and now, probate court, systems and self-important, self-congratulating, and overlapping circles of well-endowed and court-AND social-service-systems-connected “fauna and flora.”

That is, just as in any domestically violent relationship, while there may be at times a “plateau” between incidents (events), during which not a whole lot can be done to push them forward (whether through availability, regulations, or simply personal stamina), and then, responding to moves the individual (here, me) might make to change the status quo or resolve the conflict — there’s an escalation, or other way in which “power-over” is communicated.  This communication may be first made in private, but sooner or later can be gestured towards (by the abuser) should it go public, “we attempted to communicate with [____].”  Communicate in that context is a euphemism.  Something WAS communicated — message of intent to continue the dynamic was sent-and-received — but it’s not what witnesses or outsiders are, for lack of tangible substance, or facts in context, unable to do anything other than assume might be meant were both parties above-board and honest.   [I don’t know how that last sentence in green may read to others, but I do know what I meant.  There are just multiple layers of meaning, and a style of speaking — which I hate! in trying to actually get down to the facts and resolve the situations — which is more theatre than written communication of important truths.  It’s for show, but only those closest to the situation and “in the know” about the overall pattern of the relationship in question, realize how fake it is.

So, again, stamina, or consequences, etc. I don’t know how much longer this can be kept up, either the personal fight, or the writing.  It worries me, and may be prompting to get what’s done already in order, backed up, and on-line.  And it’s no way to live… with constant risk management while resources are drained, year after year.

Moving on….

Blogging Context/Sequence:



Introducing A New Page… Problem-Solving (‘Collaborative Justice’) Courts…,” (for short) has a case-sensitive short-link ending “-7xs” and is now published.

 See next inset block:

[That] page (#28901)  I have named:  How and When Problem-Solving (make that ‘Collaborative Justice’) Courts were Institutionalized and other Consolidate/Coordinate/Standardize/ PRIVATIZE Stories at Courts.CA.Gov 

I was talking on [the] post  —  NAATPN, Inc (2000ff, Total Current Assets, $0) and Caffee, Caffee and Associates PHF, Inc. (Hattiesburg MS, 2003ff, Total Assets $0, Tax Filings Questionable), and others trying to squeeze a California Race-Based Stop-Smoking Network (AATEN) into that recipe. ..  [Published 8/28/2017 evening and as usual may be updated for clarity, basic copyediting, or length (splitting)//LGH]  —— about how the 1996ff (PRWORA-related) events overlapped with my current blogging interest, the 1998 (Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement) events, and similarities (not to mention overlap) of involved networking nonprofits, along with the stories told the public omitting the details of Who’s Who and the gradual, (dare I say “progressive” in today’s political climate, but referencing the generic, not political, meaning of the word?) incremental erosion of local or even state-level accountability to citizens living within those state, as opposed to privatized special-interest nonprofits continually telling us all that the same are protecting against other privatized special-interest FOR profits as though these two were unrelated….

Again, the genealogy (so to speak) of that page, includes ITS originating post, on the NAATPN. So, the sequence is from NAAPTN {already published} ==> Page “How and When Problem-Solving..” ==>Post “Introducing New Page+ ===> before I publish either that Page (or the post introducing it), I sequestered my expressive/reflective section “About Holidays” which you are now reading.


The originating post (“Introducing a New Page…”) will contain some lead-in and concluding material from below for a “footprint,” as is my writing style.

Impediments / Other reasons for the delays:

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October 9, 2017 at 7:51 pm