Philanthropy News

Source: 
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Published: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project is part of a growing chorus urging change within philanthropy. It’s a big chorus and covers a wide spectrum in terms of the changes people want to see (from radical restructuring to more modest internal shifts in practice).

Source: 
Bolder Advocacy
Published: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The historic $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides much needed relief to individuals, businesses, and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. 501(c)(3) public charities and their donors should be aware of a new tax incentive in the law that could strengthen nonprofit fundraising at this critical time.

Source: 
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Published: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

During the past 15 years, I’ve spent a lot of time (some might say an unusual amount, even) thinking about the importance of gathering and responding to feedback from the people social sector programs are designed to help.

Source: 
Philantopic
Published: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Everyone in the United States plays a race or ethnic card at some point, or at least everyone who responds to the decennial census. Despite the scientific consensus that race is an artificial social construct, unmoored from biological reality, is there a box that best describes you?

Whether you plan to respond to the census online, in writing, or by telephone, one question you'll be asked to answer is how, racially speaking, you self-identify. What follows are answers to some frequently asked questions to help guide you through the process.

Source: 
SSIR
Published: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

Philanthropic investment in the public system through the social sector can enable statewide systems change. Here is the story of how one initiative transformed access to public higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Californians.

Source: 
Alliance for Charitable Reform
Published: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

We all know the charitable deduction works. It encourages Americans to give more money away than they might otherwise give. If it didn’t, we wouldn’t have it, or many other tax incentives for that matter.

Deductions and taxes are used, at all levels of government, to encourage behavior we want more of in society and discourage behavior we want less of. We have the mortgage interest deduction to encourage homeownership, and we have sin taxes to discourage consumption of substances deemed harmful, like alcohol or tobacco.

Source: 
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Published: 
Thursday, January 09, 2020

Global development funders pour millions of dollars every year into various forms of learning — from disseminating insights and lessons learned to reflecting and acting on program outcomes to using knowledge to improve decision-making. But, based on what we’ve seen, many of the smartest, most creative, and most successful organizations in the social impact space are hindered by poor learning systems. This means that they are failing to reach their potential in terms of performance and impact, and that they are limited in their ability to evolve or pivot in response to challenges they face.

Source: 
SSIR
Published: 
Thursday, December 05, 2019

The United States can restore the trust that allows civil society to flourish by emphasizing the values that have long bound us together and by adopting the newer values of shared power and racial equity.

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