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GOP tax plan could cut billions in charitable donations

"Many of these groups that were hard-hit that didn’t receive funding — many of them still haven’t received funding,” said Anita Banerji, director of public policy for Forefront, a statewide membership association for nonprofits and foundations....

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction, Illinois
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We have too many nonprofits. Here's why that matters.

Some say the number of nonprofits isn't the issue; it's that the sector could work more efficiently if some organizations teamed up.

Tags: Illinois, State Budget
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Rating the rater: How accurate is Charity Navigator?

Charity Navigator and similar rating sites offer “only one facet” of an organization—finances—says Delia Coleman, vice president of strategy and policy at Forefront, a group that represents funders and nonprofits, with offices in Chicago and...

Tags: Illinois, Watchdogs
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Forefront offers peer learning networks for nonprofits

Capacity building efforts can include a broad range of approaches, including participating in professional training and development sessions, exploring collaboration with other nonprofits and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

Tags: Illinois, Capacity Building
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Foundations Show Signs of Moving Beyond ‘Overhead Myth’

Many of the efforts to craft new financing approaches are young and have not yet produced dramatic change.

Tags: Illinois, California, Overhead, Indirect Costs
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Foundation Leaders: Philanthropic Investments Can't Close IL Budget Gap

Speaking at a Tuesday press conference, representatives from the Chicago Foundation for Women, the Donors Forum, the Polk Bros.

Tags: Illinois, State Budgets
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Illinois’s Donors Forum Challenges SOI of State Budget Cuts

The Illinois Donors Forum, which serves as both the state’s nonprofit association and grantmakers association, is pursuing a different strategy than Connecticut’s with the issuance of three reports demonstrating the social value of state-...

Tags: Illinois, SOI, Impact, Economic Impact
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The spirit of holiday giving

Giving Tuesday – which is today – falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a designated day of giving to charity.

Tags: Illinois, Giving, GivingTuesday
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Early Signs Point to Another Big Growth Year for Giving Tuesday

Nearly 18,000 corporate, civic, and charity partners have registered to participate in Giving Tuesday, launched in 2012 by the United Nations Foundation and the 92nd Street Y, in New York City. 

Tags: Illinois, Maryland, Giving, GivingTuesday

State Budgets See Meager Growth, More Fiscal Uncertainty in 2014

State budgets are expected to undergo only modest improvements and continued financial challenges in FY 2014, according to a report from...

Tags: State Budgets, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
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