Americans overwhelmingly support legislation to allow everyone to receive a tax break for their charitable gifts, according to a poll released Tuesday by Independent Sector, a membership organization of nonprofits that is pushing the idea. It is possible that Congress will vote to expand charitable deductions in a pending disaster funding package, but the biggest obstacle is the calendar. Congress has a limited time to consider legislation before going into recess for the entire month of October before the November midterm elections.
Jayeesha Dutta, co-founding member of Another Gulf Is Possible and program director at Windcall Institute, and Miwa Tamanaha, in residency in community-building at Hawaiʻi Investment Ready, interviewed Ci
Between May 2020 to May 2021, Funders Together to End Homelessness (Funders Together) embarked on a strategic planning process in collaboration with Wayfinding Partners.
Collected through FOMR data, surveys, and interviews with members, this new report from Exponent Philanthropy centers on the relevance of racial equity to their members’ mission, as well as board and staff demographics. The report also describes how racial equity relates to good governance, grantmaking, and investment practices.
Whether it’s trust-based philanthropy, participatory grantmaking, common data platforms, or calls for alternate reporting formats, important shifts are underway in philanthropy.
In late 2020, there was much talk about how the world of philanthropy was being upended by the confluence of historic events, namely COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S. Based on research commissioned by Spring Strategies in January 2022, this article from Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy identifies four emerging phenomena that resulted from what have been recognized as the dual crises of unaddressed systemic racism and a global pandemic.
The head of a Baltimore nonprofit implores grant makers to stop asking him to tell his story about the night he was shot and nearly died.
Black women philanthropists are essential to the growth of the philanthropic space and yet are often sidelined.
In May, the PEAK Rocky Mountain and PEAK Northern California chapters hosted a panel discussion where grants professionals shared how their respective organizations are operationalizing the principles of trust-bas