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Source: 
Nonproft Quarterly
Published: 
Monday, November 18, 2019

Housing advocates in Michigan continue to raise concerns over a federal affordable housing program. These concerns echo similar sentiments across the country as municipalities continue to struggle to meet the demand for quality affordable housing.

Source: 
NPR
Published: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

"Giving Season" is upon us, and it benefits a lot from the charitable tax deduction. But the reality is, only a sliver of taxpayers will receive this tax benefit.

The charitable deduction dates back to 1917. As the United States geared up for World War I, the federal government raised the top income tax rate from 15% to 67% on the richest Americans. America's federal income tax, which had been implemented just four years before, became far and away the most progressive on the planet.

Source: 
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Published: 
Thursday, November 07, 2019

A lot of people today talk about how philanthropy needs to be more business-like, about how we need to incorporate principles from the for-profit business sector into the nonprofit and traditional grantmaking sector. I think that is a big mistake, and I urge you to take care before doing it.

Source: 
Philantopic
Published: 
Tuesday, November 05, 2019

The power of small grants to drive change has not been lost on city leaders, many of whom are embracing the potential of micro-philanthropy — and pairing it with a citizen-led ecosystem that supports the effective implementation of those grants.

Source: 
SSIR
Published: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

How investors can generate deeper insights into social and environmental impact while bringing concrete business benefits to investees.

Source: 
Nonprofit Quarterly
Published: 
Monday, October 28, 2019

Building organizational capacity in finances, leadership, programs, and infrastructure is critical. Forcing Native nonprofits to adhere to foundation definitions of success and foundation-favored approaches to service delivery, however, is not capacity building. It is colonialism in philanthropic clothes.

Source: 
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Published: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Collaboration is increasing in philanthropy. Sixty percent of foundation CEOs believe that structured collaborations, with other foundations or broader stakeholders, are key to generating higher levels of impact. After 2016’s election, nearly half reported increasing their emphasis on partnerships with other funders.

Source: 
Philantopic
Published: 
Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Seven years ago, we launched a President's Youth Council (PYC) at the California Endowment, and it seems like a good time to tell you that the young people who've served on the council over those seven years have significantly influenced our programming as a private foundation, been a source of reality-checking and ground-truthing on how our work "shows up" at the community level, and have substantially increased my own "woke-ness" as a foundation executive.

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