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Policy Update: November 6, 2019

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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 2020, simplifying the private foundation excise tax, and reforming the charitable deduction. 


Developing New Systems and Expanding Capacity for Growth

Shannon Lin
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To meet the challenges of growth and build new systems to manage our expanding network and programming, NFG joined the Knowledge Management Collaborative of the United Philanthropy Forum in 2017. We have been fortunate to have the help of the Forum in our journey towards better information management, and offer the following reflections from our experience.

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2020 NFG National Convening

NFG is pivoting to virtual offerings for our 2020 National Convening and we hope you'll join us online! With the shift from an in-person convening to a virtual space, we are committed to bringing funders together with the same warm and inspiring spirit that is at the core of NFG gatherings.

EGA Winter Briefing: Innovation on the Ground

February 24-25, 2020, EGA will convene in Puerto Rico, a remarkable example of resiliency both in its community power and natural biodiversity, rising up while still reeling from recent inequitable allocations of recovery support and a long history of disinvestment under colonial status, and continued severe weather threats. At the 2020 Winter Briefing, EGA members and partners will gather in a region that provides inspiration for community mobilization across the country and faces the opportunity to reimagine energy, equitable recovery and green infrastructure, while protecting land use and biodiversity

Hate is Not Charitable: Three-Part Webinar Series, Part 2

NFG has partnered with Amalgamated Foundation in developing a three-part webinar series to open a critical conversation in philnathropy about our role in fighting white nationalism; foster a collaborative space for funders to talk and collaborate, in partnership with the field; and foster momentum for collective action towards creating real obstacles to moving money to hate groups

Speak Out: Social Justice Advocacy for Public Foundations

Join us for this webinar on September 20th (2 pm ET) to get answers to these questions, as well as real-life examples from a public foundation supporting the advocacy work of its grantees as well as engaging in institutional advocacy itself.

National Convening

Join Neighborhood Funders Group in St. Louis, MO on June 5-7, 2018 for their National Convening.

Funders for a Just Economy 2017 Policy Briefing

In a fundamentally shifting political and power map, Funders for a Just Economy’s annual policy briefing will update our most current understanding of the major forces and players that impact worker justice; explore the offensive opportunities and defensive needs on federal, state and local levels; and identify how funders can best support them.