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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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- Talks About Raising the Debt Ceiling Resume
- Department of Education Invites Applications
- EDA Prioritizes Applications for Projects Located in Opportunity Zones
- IRS’ National Taxpayer Advocate Report: Recommended EITC Reforms
- Judge Denies DOJ Bid to Swap Lawyers for Census Case
- Some States Stepping Up with Census Funding; Others Not
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Summer is officially here and for corporate philanthropy, I’d venture to report we are off to a great start. From the release of the 2019 Giving USA report to the number of important spring and summer sector conferences, momentum for companies’ involvement in social impact is rising.
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The High-Level Politcal Forum (HLPF) will meet from July 9-18, with a theme of "empoowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality".
The set of goals that will be reviewed are Goal 4, Goal 8, Goal 10, Goal 13, Goal 16, and Goal 17.
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How can foundations better anticipate ways in which the world is changing around them? This is a challenge for every organization functioning in what the military has termed a “VUCA world.” The acronym refers to an operating environment characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Change and Ambiguity. For decades now, I have worked with senior business executives to help their organizations spot, anticipate and remain resilient in the face of VUCA challenges.
On July 10, 2:00 p.m. ET, the Council hosted a funders-only webinar with the Democracy Funders 2020 Census Subgroup. During this event, we've learned more about the national philanthropy strategy to ensure an accurate count on the 2020 census and understandwhat further resources are needed to execute an effective strategy that insures the hardest to reach are counted.
The alphabet soup of global regulatory acronyms – FARA, FATF, and De-Risking to name a few – can lead to confusion for grantmakers. Join us for an update and discussion for how these regulations affect global grantmakers today. Hear directly from global experts and ask your own questions to understand how these acronyms impact you and/or your grantee partners around the world.