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National Philanthropic Organizations Sign Letter Opposing ACE Act

National Philanthropic Organizations Sign Letter Opposing ACE Act

Jun 17, 2021

A number of National non-profits have voiced opposition to the ACE Act and the following letter highlights a few of these organizations, why they oppose the bill, and how the bill will impact the non-profit sector.

New Senate Bill Would Stifle Charitable Giving, Harming Those in Need

New Senate Bill Would Stifle Charitable Giving, Harming Those in Need

Jun 14, 2021 Elizabeth McGuigan

When people have the flexibility to give how, when and where they choose, it spurs even more generosity and uplifts those who we all wish to help.

Roundtable Responds to King and Grassley Senate Bill Targeting Charitable Giving

Roundtable Responds to King and Grassley Senate Bill Targeting Charitable Giving

Jun 09, 2021 Philanthropy Roundtable Staff

Charitable giving is one of the most powerful tools we have to address some of our nation’s toughest challenges. The best way to expand and encourage giving is to ensure that everyone can participate, but more mandates and regulations on giving will make it harder for all Americans to support the causes they care about.

A New Plan to Help Foster Youth Achieve Independence

A New Plan to Help Foster Youth Achieve Independence

Jun 08, 2021 Dan Lips

Cash accounts for life expenses with state oversight can help at-risk teens avoid bad outcomes.

“(Just Like) Starting Over” at the Gates Foundation

“(Just Like) Starting Over” at the Gates Foundation

Jun 07, 2021 Joanne Florino

Living donors must trust themselves to choose board members who will make the best decisions to steward the foundation’s mission. And trustees must have a sense of what their title suggests—that the donor or donors who chose them have faith in their judgment.

A Role for Philanthropy in Juvenile Justice Reform

A Role for Philanthropy in Juvenile Justice Reform

Jun 04, 2021 Jake Horowitz, The Pew Charitable Trusts

States can achieve lower levels of crime and punishment if they invest in strategies to reduce recidivism and support families. Charitable giving can catalyze this work.

Roundtable Policy Brief: No Reason to Discriminate Against Family Foundations

Roundtable Policy Brief: No Reason to Discriminate Against Family Foundations

Jun 03, 2021 Elizabeth McGuigan

We examined prior research and ran a simple analysis to determine if there is evidence that family foundations generally claim higher expenses relative to grantmaking than foundations run by non-family staff. The short answer is no.

The Tulsa Massacre at 100: How Free Enterprise and Private Dollars Built and Rebuilt a Black Community

The Tulsa Massacre at 100: How Free Enterprise and Private Dollars Built and Rebuilt a Black Community

Jun 03, 2021 Patrice Onwuka

Instead of depending on bureaucrats and policymakers to advance the ball of opportunity alone, empowerment for Blacks, minorities and others struggling in poverty will depend on freedom, opportunity and these communities investing in themselves.

Free to Give: Meet NancyJo Houk

Free to Give: Meet NancyJo Houk

May 28, 2021 NancyJo Houk

“Now, this year through mid-February, we have raised over $1 million in donor-advised fund gifts. So, we have seen giving from donor-advised funds almost seven times higher than at that same time last year.”

Henry Ford and the Ford Foundation: Have the Right Lessons Been Learned?

Henry Ford and the Ford Foundation: Have the Right Lessons Been Learned?

May 26, 2021 Debi Ghate

Is today’s Ford Foundation repeating the mistakes of its founder, while forgetting the valuable lessons he shared about effective philanthropy and self-reliance?

Three Powerful Philanthropic Trends to Emerge from Pandemic Giving

Three Powerful Philanthropic Trends to Emerge from Pandemic Giving

May 21, 2021 Patrice Onwuka

During normal times, Americans are tremendously generous, but in times of crisis they rise to meet new challenges brought on by disaster. The pandemic is no different.

More Evidence DAFs Serve as Powerful Giving Vehicles

More Evidence DAFs Serve as Powerful Giving Vehicles

May 19, 2021 Elizabeth McGuigan

While there is certainly value to allowing funds to appreciate within DAFs, this is a far cry from the “stockpiling” label critics place on DAFs.

Philanthropic Wokeism Undermines Free Market Principles

Philanthropic Wokeism Undermines Free Market Principles

May 17, 2021 Richard Graber

While well-intentioned, there has been almost no scrutiny of grant making that supports social justice activism. Have the billions of dollars spent on it resulted in greater equity and quality of life for those it purports to help?

Donor Intent Done Right

Donor Intent Done Right

May 17, 2021 Joanne Florino

Charitable organizations that partner well with donors to abide by gift restrictions understand that both parties—and the nonprofit sector as a whole—benefit from their success.

Koch Counsel Named 1st General Counsel At Philanthropy Roundtable

Koch Counsel Named 1st General Counsel At Philanthropy Roundtable

May 14, 2021 Law360.com

Kim, as the first general counsel the Roundtable has had, told Law360 Pulse on Tuesday that she was focusing on working with senior leadership to set priorities for her new role.

Jenny Kim Becomes First General Counsel at The Philanthropy Roundtable

Jenny Kim Becomes First General Counsel at The Philanthropy Roundtable

May 11, 2021 Law.com

A long-time Koch Industries in-house attorney has left the company to become the first general counsel of a conservative philanthropic organization. Jenny Kim, based in Washington, D.C., started working as vice president of operations and general counsel at The Philanthropy Roundtable earlier this month.

The Legacy of Julius Rosenwald

The Legacy of Julius Rosenwald

May 11, 2021 Stephanie Deutsch

While the Rosenwald name is not well remembered, the legacy of his remarkable career endures.