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AWAKE to WOKE to WORK: Building a Race Equity Culture

Achieving race equity — the condition where one’s racial identity has no influence on how one fares in society — is a fundamental element of social change across every issue area in the social sector. Yet the structural racism that endures in U.S. society, deeply rooted in our nation’s history and perpetuated through racist policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages, prevents us from attaining it. The impact of structural racism is evident not only in societal outcomes, but in the very institutions that seek to positively impact them

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Bracing for a Downturn: Nonprofits, Charitable Deduction Worries, and How Foundations Can Help

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On January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect, providing significant tax reductions for both individuals and corporations and doubling the amount of the standard deduction that individuals can claim in their tax returns. How are nonprofit and foundation leaders viewing the implications of this legislation? What role can funders play in helping grantees respond to it? In January and February 2018, CEP surveyed nonprofit and foundation leaders to gain insights into these questions. Read the report to learn more.

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Fund the People Toolkit

Fund the People created this toolkit to provide practical guidance, promising practices, and illustrative data to help funders, nonprofits, and others to maximize investments in the nonprofit workforce. Nonprofit people are nonprofit programs. Given this reality, supporting the nonprofit workforce is an effective strategy for increasing performance, impact, and sustainability.

The toolkit features six content areas to help funders and nonprofit organizations invest in the nonprofit workforce as a strategy for improving the impact and sustainability of the organizations:

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Tri-State CF Partnership Webinar: Staying Legal with Donor-Advised Funds and Scholarships

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The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) created many changes, particularly in the administration of donor-advised and scholarship funds.  It is essential that any community foundation involved in these activities have a thorough understanding of the Pension Protection Act and its implications for fund management.

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