Diana Aviv will bring a national perspective about the impact that charities and foundations have on civil society. Independent Sector, the national leadership forum for America's nonprofit organizations, foundations, and corporations, represents tens of thousands of charitable groups in the U.S. Its mission is to advance the common good by leading, strengthening, and mobilizing the independent sector.
A frequent speaker on the accountability and transparency of nonprofit organizations, Aviv has testified before Congress and been quoted in several media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times.
Aviv also serves as executive director of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, an independent panel of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders convened by Independent Sector in October 2004 at the encouragement of the leadership of the Senate Finance Committee. The Panel's charge is to consider and recommend actions that will strengthen good governance, ethical conduct, and effective practice of public charities and private foundations.
Prior to this, Aviv worked for the United Jewish Communities, Jewish Council of Public Affairs, and National Council of Jewish Women. She is an advisory board member of the Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Center for Effective Philanthropy, is a member of the Board of Governors of the Partnership for Public Service and the Board of Directors of GuideStar, and currently serves on the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents' Committee on Governance and the Board of Advisors at the New York University School of Law's National Center on Philanthropy and the Law.