Reich is Right

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017

Big philanthropy is undemocratic, but it’s ingrained into our system and hard to imagine changing: ...

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It’s Equity, Stupid

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017

Attention Los Angeles-focused grant writers and nonprofits seeking foundation support—whether you are working on the environment, public health or social & economic justice; funders are looking at ALL those issues through the lens of equity and the needs of underserved communities; this article explains the underlying reason why: ...

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Rage Fundraising

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

Progressive nonprofits are raising more than the Democratic Party (“more bang for the buck”): http://www.newsweek.com/why-dnc-struggling-fundraise-while-rnc-liberal-groups-thrive-641344

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Joining the Fight

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

Nonprofit board members can fundraise and advance their organizations’ missions if they join in advocacy efforts: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/07/21/boardroom-nonprofit-board-members-can-effective-advocates-troubled-times/

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Why Government Policy Matters to Philanthropy

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

Schwab says almost half its donors will reduce giving if the proposed cut in the charitable deduction takes effect: https://www.fastcompany.com/40441441/the-philanthropy-world-is-frightened-that-trumps-tax-plan-is-going-to-slow-donations

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Dump the Johnson Amendment!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

I completely disagree with the groupthink of America’s nonprofit leadership on this issue—check out my response comments for why on the first of these two links: http://nonprofitaf.com/2017/07/these-adorable-puppies-need-your-help-to-keep-the-nonprofit-sector-nonpartisan/...

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Rage Volunteering

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

First, we talked about “Rage Fundraising”—now take note of “Rage Volunteering” in the new normal for nonprofits: ...

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The Advocacy Challenge

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

The venerable NAACP has its hands full managing its advocacy efforts in the Trump/Twitter/Millennial Era: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-naacp-future-20170720-story.html

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Securing the Present & Ensuring the Future

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017

Philanthropy steps up to strengthen democracy’s future and bolster local government (2 links): http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/rappaport-family-foundation-commits-2-million-to-protect-democracy?utm_campaign=news%7C2017-07-23&utm_source=pnd&utm_medium=email...

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