This past Friday a diverse group of philanthropic leaders gathered in New York City to discuss the unexpected election results, what those results mean for our nation and what they mean for our work, both individually and as a sector. The meeting, convened by the Council on Foundations and hosted by the Ford Foundation, included representatives of private foundations, community foundations and corporate grant makers who came from all four time zones of the country. As you will see from the notes below, the group was diverse in every way, including diversity of perspective.
Corporate Philanthropy refers to the investments and activities a company voluntarily undertakes to responsibly manage and account for its impact on society. It includes investments of money, donations of products, in-kind services and technical assistance, employee volunteerism, and other business transactions to advance a social cause, issue, or the work of a nonprofit organization. Corporate foundations and corporate giving programs traditionally play a major role in these areas.
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2017 will be a year of change, as orthodoxies in the field get tested and philanthropy steps up and into a more prominent national role.
In early December 2016, the Chinese government released the official and final version of their new Guidelines on Organizational Registration and Temporary Activities Reporting. These guidelines provide needed information for compliance with the 2016 Law of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations in the Mainland of China (Overseas NGO Law).
In this week's Washington Snapshot:
- Update on Tax Reform Progression in the Senate
- Charitable Giving Coalition Sends Letter to President-elect Trump
- Final Chinese Overseas NGO Law Guidelines Released
- States Acting to Address Budget Challenges
- Princeton Settlement Spawns Copycat Property Tax Exemption Challenge
The American public is divided in its attitudes toward important national issues, and historic allegiances have shifted.
"In this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed." ~ Abraham Lincoln
Banksy's Elephant in a Room. Ignore it at your peril.
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