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Paul Daugherty is the President of Philanthropy West Virginia, the statewide professional association of private, family, corporate, community and public foundations.In this interview, Paul discusses philanthropy in West Virginia, Foundations on the Hill, throwing a good party, and the value of the Forum Network. Regarding this week's Foundation's on the Hill, Paul said, "With our Members of Congress our key issues are advocating on behalf of tax policies regarding the IRA Rollover Act becoming permanent in the tax code as well as the simplification of the excise tax on foundations. Those components are so important, especially to rural America, which we represent."

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Each month we search out the best philanthropy resources the sector has to offer. Here's our top ten for March.
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David Biemesderfer, board chair for the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the president & CEO of the Florida Philanthropic Network discusses the value and strength of the Forum Network and highlights our partnership with Foundation Center on The Center for Effective Philanthropy's blog.
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Our monthly round up of all the best new association management resources is here!
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After months of close and strategic work together, two Forum Network members, Western New York Grantmakers Association and Grantmakers Forum of New York, have entered into an affiliation agreement and become the NY Funders Alliance!
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The latest reports and releases from regional associations.
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In a recent piece for Stanford Social Innovation Review, Paul Shoemaker, Executive Connector for Social Venture Partners, makes an interesting case for fundamentally changing the underlying practices of philanthropy to achieve breakthrough social change, the most important of which is to provide unrestricted funding.
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A few years ago, Mark Sedway lead a research project called The Philanthropy Awareness Initiative. PAI's aim was to help foundations and philanthropic associations “improve communications and outreach to influential Americans,” such as elected officials, business, government and nonprofit leaders. Have we made any progress?
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The best philanthropy resources that have come across our desks this month.
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