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United Philanthropy Forum and 29 other foundations and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs), including 8 Forum members, signed an amicus curia brief that was submitted to the Supreme Court this week. The effort was led by the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation and its Funders Census Initiative, Philanthropy California, and the Bauman Foundation.

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Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Asset Funders Network and IUPUI Women's Philanthropy Institute.

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Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.

Topics in the latest update include the 2020 census, the House Ways and Means hearing on the 2017 tax law, and proposed legislation from Senator Wyden on charitable donations to colleges and universities. 

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Forum Policy Alert is a time-sensitive notification for United Philanthropy Forum members covering breaking public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. The topic of this alert is the House Ways and Means Hearing: The 2017 Tax Law and Who It Left Behind.

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Last week the Twitter account for Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee sent out a cheery Tweet proclaiming that “Despite dooms-day claims that donations would drop, charitable giving amounts are at an ALL-TIME high after GOP #TaxCuts.

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In the third video in a three-part series on racial equity, Forum members and colleagues share some deeply moving stories of the role that racial equity plays in their personal lives. 

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To meet the challenges of growth and build new systems to manage our expanding network and programming, NFG joined the Knowledge Management Collaborative of the United Philanthropy Forum in 2017. We have been fortunate to have the help of the Forum in our journey towards better information management, and offer the following reflections from our experience.

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In August of 2016, GCIR had only one question about the Forum’s Drupal-Salesforce platform: How soon can we launch? Chats with several members of the collaborative left us chomping at the bit. Make our time-consuming membership renewal process more efficient? Yes, please. Streamline event registration tracking and analysis? Absolutely. Integrations with core services like MailChimp, ReadyTalk, and more? Yes, yes, yes. From automation of simple tasks and centralizing our far-flung data to joining a community of experts from similar organizations, we wanted to launch tomorrow.

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Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.

Topics in the latest update include Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) and PolicyWorks Institute, Universal Charitable Deduction legislation (H.R. 1260), 2020 Census, UBT repeal, and the Johnson Amendment. 

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Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer shares a reflection about how a grant from a small foundation back in the 1990s shifted his understanding of the value that philanthropy brings to our society.

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