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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 preparing for Foundations on the Hill and PolicyWorks Institute, PolicyWorks progress report, public charge proposed rule, state and local tax credits, and affordable housing ballot measures in California. 

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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 proposed "public charge" rule.

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Forum President and CEO shares reflections on some key findings from the recently released report, Strengthening Philanthropy’s Capacity to Engage in Policy: Progress Report on United Philanthropy Forum’s PolicyWorks Initiative.

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National, state and local philanthropies across 38 states and District of Columbia join in unanimous opposition; more than 30 philanthropy-serving organizations also speak out

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Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

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Our President and CEO David Biemesderfer reflects on the Trump administration's family-separation policy and how philanthropy should respond.

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Our President and CEO David Biemesderfer discusses the need for philanthropy leaders to step up and speak out in response to the tax legislation which may have a negative impact on charitable giving. 

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David Biemesderfer, President and CEO of United Philanthropy Forum, issued a statement after Commerce Secretary Ross approved the inclusion of an untested question on citizenship status in his 2020 census questions submission to Congress.

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The latest  regular update for Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. The latest update features assessing the impacts of the new federal tax law, advocating for a universal charitable deduction in 2018, state giving incentives in Colorado and Michigan, and other federal and state news. 

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