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This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for private foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.
How the government can partner with impact investors to unleash new capital, talent and energy for maximum impact.
Sample job descriptions for positions at private foundations.
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.
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 legislation to simplify the private foundation excise tax, legislation to repeal the UBIT on nonprofits, and advocacy for the full-year budget for the census.
Native Voices Rising is a joint research and re-granting project of Native Americans in Philanthropy and Common Counsel Foundation. This report focuses on the practices and challenges of community organizing and advocacy, focusing on the need for increased investment in and sustained support for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.
With such diverse structures as private foundations, donor-advised funds, and family foundations, whose responsibility is it to look into these questions and how do we make it practical through guidance, policies, and procedures? In this program, we will hear from key players across a variety of philanthropic and community perspectives who have contributed to the thinking about what philanthropy is called upon to do – and how to do it.
Join RA staff and members to hear from the Council on Foundations about a recent survey from the Urban Institute on Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) managed by community foundations.