Archive for September, 2016

The East Bay Community Foundation hires new V.P. of Community Investment & Partnership

Newson September 21st, 2016No Comments Leave a comment

THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION NAMES VIVIAN CHANG AS VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AND PARTNERSHIP (click here for announcement)

A Century of Giving

News, Storieson September 9th, 2016No Comments Leave a comment

Happy Anniversary, Charitable Giving

By Thomas Peters Ph.D.

Given the tumultuous times, an upcoming 100th anniversary is unlikely to get much general public notice. But here in the world of philanthropy, we’ll definitely be toasting the occasion.

In just a few months, one of the oldest ‘preferences’ in the U.S. tax code, the “charitable deduction,” will have been in effect for fully 100 years.

As Congress’s earliest public policy statement regarding philanthropy, the charitable deduction has played an influential role over the past century. It certainly deserves a moment of celebration.

Here’s why.

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CA Policy Forum Webinar – From Marijuana to the Death Penalty: What Nonprofits & Philanthropy Need to Know About California’s Ballot Propositions

Newson September 8th, 2016No Comments Leave a comment

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From Marijuana to the Death Penalty: What Nonprofits & Philanthropy Need to Know About California’s Ballot Propositions

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – 10:30am to 11:30am
California Association of Nonprofits, California Philanthropy (Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers), and League of California Community Foundations
About this event

With 17 State propositions to vote on this November, the idea of studying them all is pretty daunting. So instead, you can listen to some of the smartest nonprofit policy folks in the state discuss the ones most relevant to nonprofits. If you’re only going to be part of one discussion this year on ballot propositions, this is the one to do.

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