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July Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
07/26/2018

The July Roundup looks at our continuing efforts on the 2020 Census, funding efforts related to addressing the family separation crisis at the southern border, efforts by New York funders as they relate to the closure of prisons and a deep dive on the proposed gas tax repeal in the state.

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June Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
06/28/2018

This month’s Public Policy Roundup includes the Public Policy Institute of California’s recent analysis on the impact census data has on federal funds and California’s spending. 

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Opportunity Zones: Tying Economic Development with Equitable Outcomes

Publication date: 
06/20/2018

In 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Opportunity Zones, a new community investment program for rural and low-income urban communities. Opportunity Zones enable private investors with capital gains tax liabilities to receive competitive tax breaks for investing in these designated areas. Recently, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved designation areas for over 8,000 Opportunity Zones across the country.

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Philanthropy California Comment 2020 Census Appeals Process

Publication date: 
06/20/2018

Opposing the Proposed Changes Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)

Philanthropy California joined organizations across the state in submitting comments on two critical 2020 Census-related regulations.  Both proposals, if enacted, would impede California’s ability to have a fair and accurate count. The first is in response to the Federal Register Notice on the procedures for participating in the appeals process for the 2020 Census Local Updates of Census Addresses (LUCA) program.

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DONORS: 5 Things Nonprofits Want You to Know

Publication date: 
06/05/2018

Nonprofit leaders have specific ideas for how donors can best support them to do their most effective work, but the power imbalance means important things are often left unsaid. What do nonprofits want their donors to know that they may not be telling them directly?

Drawing on 15 years of collecting candid feedback from more than 100,000 nonprofit leaders, the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) is releasing a new resource today that outlines the five things that nonprofits want their donors to know:

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Funders Census Initiative: Key 2020 Census Milestones

Publication date: 
05/30/2018

Planning for the 2020 Census continues to move along at a fast clip, with critical final decisions and testing, refinements to the operational plan, and early preparations occurring this year and next. As we expand our efforts to educate and mobilize a wider universe of funders in support of a fair and accurate census, we want to be sure you have current information to guide your grantmaking strategies and the work of your grantees.

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May Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
05/24/2018

This month’s Public Policy Roundup comes days after our trip to the State Capitol for Philanthropy in Sacramento Day. Philanthropy California, our alliance with Northern California and San Diego Grantmakers, convened over 20 funders from across the state to educate policymakers about the 2020 Census, advance philanthropic goals by building relationships with legislators, and identify areas of strategic collaboration across sectors. Our visits were timed as the Legislature worked to iron out differences between Senate and Assembly versions of the budget.

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