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Forum Policy Update: August 2017 (Part 1)

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08/11/2017

The Forum Policy Update is a bi-weekly update covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. The latest version highlights federal updates on comprehensive tax reform, the Johnson Amendment, 2020 Census; state updates on South Carolina's Pay-for-Success program, Connecticut's budget crisis; and resources available from last month's Policy Institute. 

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In Today's Complex and Uncertain Times, Philanthropy Associations and Networks are More Vital Than Ever

Release Date: 
05/30/2017

I recently attended a conference hosted by The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), where the session discussions and hallway conversations all made it clear that many foundation leaders right now are concerned with how they can have a stronger voice and greater impact in today’s complex, changing, and uncertain times. It is also clear to me that philanthropy cannot respond to this concern without the leadership of philanthropy associations and networks – philanthropy’s infrastructure.

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A Critical Moment for the 2020 Census and Why Philanthropy Should Care

Release Date: 
05/12/2017

Lost this week amid the flurry of news about the firing of FBI Director Comey was the abrupt resignation of the director of the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau is facing major budget constraints and operational challenges that threaten its ability to conduct a fair and accurate census count in 2020, which is bad news for philanthropy and our country.

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