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New Releases Roundup: June/July 2019

Release Date: 
08/01/2019

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Arabella Advisors, Asset Funders Network, Candid, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, CECP, Fidelity Charitable, Foundation Source, Fund The People, Human Rights Funders NetworkIndependent Sector, Mission Investors Exchange, National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, PEAK Grantmaking, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Philanthropy Roundtable, Technology Affinity Group, and Women’s Philanthropy Institute.

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Policy Update: January 2, 2019

Release Date: 
01/02/2019

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 information about Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) and PolicyWorks Institute, the House rules package, updates on preparations for the 2020 census, and the government shutdown. 

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Policy Update: December 19, 2018

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12/19/2018

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 tax reform, the Johnson Amendment, unrelated business income tax on fringe benefits, and Opportunity Zones. 

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On the Road with Dave

Release Date: 
03/30/2016
As Dave settles into his new role as President and CEO of the Forum, he is traveling around the country to meet with both regional and national PSO leaders and funders to share information about the Forum Network, our new vision, and plans for the future.
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Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia Releases Giving Study

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11/17/2014
A new giving report from Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia finds that as the economy recovers giving has increased 10% with nearly a third of grant dollars supporting education.
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Letter Supporting Simplification of Private Foundation Excise Tax

Publication date: 
11/2019

United Philanthropy Forum and 21 philanthropy-serving organizations sent this letter to Speaker Pelosi, Republican Leader McCarthy, Chairman Neal, and Ranking Member Brady, as well as all other Representatives on the Ways and Means Committee, in support of simplifying the private foundation excise tax to a revenue-neutral, flat 1.39 percent. 

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Private Foundation Excise Tax Overpayment Data

Publication date: 
12/2019

This document, created by The Ross Foundation and Philanthropy West Virginia, is a data tool to assess the historic level of overpayment of the excise tax at 2%. The data goes back to the early 2010s. The document shares the high points of the dollar levels nationally and then for a few sample states. Please note this does NOT include the projected legal, accounting, and investment fees lost by foundations in trying to calculate the spend to make the 1% fee tier. 

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Webinar: Philanthropy’s Response to the Addition of a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

This is one of the few opportunities for philanthropy to make its case that the citizenship question should be removed from the census questionnaire. Regardless of whether public comments will move the Trump administration to reverse its decision, this establishes an important record for the public, Congress and the courts to consider.

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