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Two New Reports on Diversity and Democracy by Philanthropy Northwest

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Philanthropy Northwest has just released two big new publications: "Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" and "Philanthropy and the Renewal of Democracy: Is It Time to Step Up Our Game?"

Endow Ohio: What Comes Next?

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One year ago Philanthropy Ohio embarked on an initiative to create a tax incentive in Ohio law encouraging people to donate to permanent endowments at their local community foundations. THe bill has already passed the Ohio House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin, 84 -9. We caught up with Claudia Herrold, Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at Philanthropy Ohio to find out more about the initiative's origins and what's ahead for this bill this year.

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Foundations on the Hill 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 to Thursday, March 6, 2014
Foundations on the Hill, an annual event hosted by the Forum with the support of the Council on Foundations and, is designed to inform members of Congress about the important role foundations play in improving communities across the country and around the world.

Private and Public Foundations May Fund Charities that Lobby

501(c)(3) public charities may legally seek to influence legislation—in other words, lobby – subject to generous limits. In addition, private foundations and public foundations (which are public charities) may support public charities that lobby. Foundations should follow the following rules when making grants to grantees that lobby.