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Policy Update: May 8, 2019

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05/08/2019

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 IRS reform legislation, Opportunizy Zones, and the 2020 Census. 

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Policy Update: April 24, 2019

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04/24/2019

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 Supreme Court case on the 2020 census and the proposed citizenship question, new guidance from Treasury on Opportunity Zones, and IRS reform legislation. 

Reclaiming Our Story: Words, Stories and Narrative in the time of COVID-19

Join us for 75 minutes to hear about new research and strategies for communications and organizing that can shift the narrative around essential workers, the importance of home to public health, and what an equitable recovery should look like. All of the speakers are dynamic (even in Zoom) and each will bring a unique perspective about storytelling.

Bridge The Divide: The Funders Network 2020 Annual Meeting

Join us in San Diego March 16-18 for TFN’s 2020 Annual Conference: Bridge the Divide as we explore innovative, interdisciplinary work that is making an impact. This year’s conference theme lifts up philanthropy’s unique potential to bridge differences, foster connections and build partnerships — and address urgent issues such as climate change, economic disparity and racial injustice.

Bridge the Divide: Climate, Land Use & Transportation Connections

In a time of heightened awareness about our climate crisis, we know that land use, transportation, and housing patterns have a direct impact on climate change and greenhouse gas pollution. How we build our communities and transportation networks effects quality of life, equity, economic vitality, public health, and environmental quality.

2019 Community Change Learning Exchange

The Community Change Learning Exchange (CCLE) aims to provide a means to unlock and share lessons learned, what works, what doesn’t and what still remains to be learned, as well as to create a safe space for funders to discuss not only past, but current challenges they are experiencing in community change work. This years CCLE will take place in Montgomery, Alabama.

Green and Urban Water Fund

Save the Date! Join TFN's GREEN and Urban Water Funders working groups for both individual and combined annual meetings, November 12-14, 2019 in New Orleans, LA.

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Anchored in Place: How Funders Are Helping Anchor Institutions Strengthen Local Economies

This report by the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities examines the potential of anchor institutions hold to create lasting and sustainable change—and illustrates how funders are working with anchor institutions to create healthier, more equitable, and economically vibrant places to live and work.

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Northeast Funder Network Annual Meeting

This funder learning and strategy session will maintain momentum on a range of topics of interest to NEFN participants and deepen learning from place and peers. It will focus on the challenges to and opportunities for building more healthy, vibrant and equitable communities, using Newport and the larger region as a portal for learning.

Charting a Climate, Health, and Equity Agenda: Investing in Those Most Impacted to Improve Health and the Environment

Join us the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity’s Climate and Energy Funders Group, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Grantmakers In Health, Health and Environmental Funders Network, and The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities for a full day program drawing together an array of funders interested in health, the environment, racial and gender equity, climate and energy, water, urban and rural communities, smart growth, and other related areas.