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August 15th, 2017
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
When events as horrific as what happened in Charlottesville erupt, many of us in philanthropy are struck with sadness, outrage, disgust, depression, shock, and terror. While we take in all the information we can — especially the insights of trustworthy analysts and commentators — we ourselves start... More »
August 3rd, 2017
Source: Fox Business
FOX Business has learned members of Congress are seriously considering a change to the tax code known as universal charitable deductions.  It could help fulfill one of President Donald Trump's promises to offer the middle class tax relief. The idea has also been discussed with senior administration... More »
July 31st, 2017
Recent years have seen a stirring of hope among funders and nonprofits working to reduce the carnage from guns in America, which claims some 35,000 lives annually. New strategies and new funding streams, most notably from Michael Bloomberg, have created a new sense of momentum on an issue that's... More »
July 17th, 2017
Source: The Hill
The nonprofit sector is pressuring lawmakers and the White House to protect the charitable tax deduction. The tax-reform plans released by the Trump administration and House Republicans would keep the deduction for charitable donations, but also increase the size of the standard deduction, likely... More »
July 6th, 2017
Source: The Economist
The eyes of othersImmersive experiences, the future of philanthropy “Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes” no longer requires an imaginative leap More »
July 6th, 2017
Source: The New York Times
In “The Rising Power of Philanthropy” (Op-Ed, June 20), David Callahan writes that megadonors are gaining too much influence as they try to solve community challenges. Predicting that philanthropy will increasingly tackle problems that government cannot or will not, he sees an impending power shift... More »
June 30th, 2017
Source: AGM Blog
In December 2016 and January 2017, Associated Grant Makers partnered with Fiduciary Trust on a survey to research how foundations, endowments and other nonprofits have been affected by the low interest rate environment. More »
June 8th, 2017
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
Building Movement Project’s just-released leadership report, “Race to Lead: Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap,” which you can download here, highlights what many of us know: The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. As the U.S. becomes increasingly diverse, the percentage of... More »

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