Philanthropy Lives

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

Giving Tuesday was a big hit, as a report says that 96% of Americans plan to make a charitable donation by the end of the year or have already done so:  https://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2017/11/nearly-every-american-is-giving-to-charitythis.html

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Mega Donations

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

In this age of mega-donations, what can cities do to encourage philanthropic gifts that can be more broadly shared with communities that need them most?  How do we get big donors beyond museums, concert venues and flagship parks into neighborhoods?...

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Time to Start Advocating

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

2018 Federal budget cuts, accounting standards changes, and changes in healthcare policy—a good overview of how Federal policy changes in 2018 will impact your nonprofit:...

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Policing Bad Charities

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

One key role in the relationship between state and local government and community-based nonprofits is regulation; imposing accountability on bad actors (2 examples): http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/California-attorney-general-investigating-12380481.php...

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Funding Equity Advocacy

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

Nice example of a small foundation funding systemic change and the battle against income inequality in the Trump Era:  https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2017/11/28/unrigging-the-rules-arca-foundation-structural-inequality-grants

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

Lots going on, as reported in the Chronicle of Philanthropy—and another story about those nonprofits already “over” it: https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Follow-Giving-Tuesday-All-Day/241877?elqTrackId=f7ed216ae65d476394354e9f23ca915f&elq=df6fa4a732ec4a59a8281781d87665f8&elqaid=16846&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=7300...

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Past & Future

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017

Some fascinating trends in global giving in 2017, and the first of an endless stream of prediction pieces for 2018: http://www.nptechforgood.com/2017/11/22/25-must-know-global-trends-in-giving/ 5 Nonprofit Trends to Keep in Mind for...

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Giving Tuesday and Your Year-End Appeal

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017

Second thoughts on Giving Tuesday, good and bad—and some last-minute tips for successful year-end charity appeals: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/11/27/giving-tuesday-wash-small-nonprofits-forum-experimentation/?utm_source=Daily+Newswire&utm_campaign=2ce153faf9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_94063a1d17-2ce153faf9-12442753...

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Continuing Saga of Taxes in Congress

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017

The latest developments on the tax policy changes being considered in Congress—opinion pieces from the National Council of Nonprofits and the NY Times: https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=1099,...

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Advocacy and Influence

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017

Here’s what happens when a big foundation needs legislative relief from politicians:  https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/11/24/newmans-own-tax-break-000585

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