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New Releases Roundup: May 2020

Release Date: 
05/29/2020

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Center for Effective Philanthropy, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers in the Arts, Grantmakers in Health, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Philanthropy Ohio, and Technology Association of Grantmakers.

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Policy Update: September 26, 2019

Release Date: 
09/26/2019

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 on Foundation on the Hill 2020, the federal budget, the public charge issue, and legislation for charitable giving related to Hurrican Dorian. 

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Policy Update: April 10, 2019

Release Date: 
04/10/2019

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 the 2020 census and the proposed citizenship question, new nonprofit legislation and a study from the Joint Economic Committee, and member updates on donor-advised fund legislation in California and the new Endow Mississippi tax credit in Mississippi. 

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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

Release Date: 
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. 

Monthly COVID-19 Funder Call

Funders Together staff will kick off the call by highlighting specific recommendations and examples from our updated COVID-19 recommendations for philanthropy. We’ll then hear from a few funders from across the country to hear what’s happening in their communities, what challenges still remain, and how they are thinking about their work moving forward. 

Learn More About Joining Foundations for Racial Equity, Cohort 2

If we are going to end homelessness, we must acknowledge and address structural racism and racial inequities as root causes of homelessness and housing instability. Funders need to focus on changing the systems that create and perpetuate racial disparities and inequities. 

Funder Call: Creating Action Opportunities for Housing Justice Narrative and Messaging

Participants will discuss what they’re funding, gaps that need attention, and share information on potential co-funding opportunities or areas for alignment. Attendees will also have a chance to lift up action opportunities on issues ranging from developing effective messaging, to building communications infrastructure within advocacy organizations, to creating a shared and accessible national database of research.

The Inflow Pilot: Cross-system Collaborations to Drive Measurable Reductions into Homelessness

Join us in conversation with the Community Solutions team to hear how the pilot will provide communities the opportunity to build awareness and strengthen national and local policies that stabilize people safely in their homes, provide tools to advocate for funding streams that support local work to drive inflow reductions, and how they will co-design this system for learning, iteration and spread

Webinar: Housing and Homelessness Narrative Change: From Research to Action

Join us on October 13th for a look at the landscape of current research and examples of projects that funders are supporting across the country. We’ll highlight findings from the research, opportunities for philanthropy to take strong narratives and messaging and turn it into action, and how to address capacity needs to implement effective messaging for housing justice.

Monthly COVID-19 Funder Call

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, Funders Together to End Homelessness organized weekly funder calls for philanthropy to connect and share information about local responses to the impact of COVID-19 on people experiencing homelessness.

Funder Call: Defending the Equal Access Rule

During this funder call, we will hear more about the proposed rule, how philanthropy can take action during the public comment process, and the importance of LGBTQ equity in philanthropy’s work.

2020 Virtual Funders Institute

Funders Together’s annual Funders Institute is going virtual in 2020! To continue practicing safe physical distancing, we will virtually convene philanthropy over the course of three days in August to learn, connect, and act. 2020 has been a long, challenging year and our Funders Institute is dedicated time in our movement for philanthropy to come together, solidify partnerships, and support each other.

Webinar: Advancing Housing Justice Through Policy Engagement

Join this webinar for a quick primer on what actions philanthropy can take related to policy and advocacy and hear from a few funders – some with dedicated policy staff and some without – about their work and how they use their voice and influence to advance real change by supporting and pushing for equitable policies to end homelessness.

Webinar Series: Anti-Blackness and Transformative Organizing in the Time of COVID-19

During this webinar series, participants will learn how white dominant culture shows up in our organizations and grapple with how to pivot to new ways of working and being. We’ll engage with concepts like principled struggle and liberation and further our knowledge about how anti-blackness, racial capitalism, and transformative organizing can bring us further into the discourse on the four levels of racism: internal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural.

Webinar Series: Anti-Blackness and Transformative Organizing in the Time of COVID-19

During this webinar series, participants will learn how white dominant culture shows up in our organizations and grapple with how to pivot to new ways of working and being. We’ll engage with concepts like principled struggle and liberation and further our knowledge about how anti-blackness, racial capitalism, and transformative organizing can bring us further into the discourse on the four levels of racism: internal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural.

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