Archive: Dec 2013

Nonprofits talking tax policy? Why might we do that?

I recently spent the day with colleagues and nonprofit leaders at the CalNonprofits Annual Convention, sharing the stage in a plenary discussion with fellow foundation CEOs on the topic of What Should Philanthropy Be Doing Better? While there I was excited to see a new toolkit in action, the product of a three year collaboration between CompassPoint,

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Grantees in the News: HOPE SF and the Walking School Bus

The Chron ran Lois Kazakoff’s article about the Walking School Bus on November 29th. The article does a great job of describing one of the innovative programs HOPE SF has launched to address safety and increase school attendance of kids in public housing on Potrero Hill. We’re very proud how this project engages and supports resident leadership

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Philanthropist of the Year Award: Amanda Feinstein

We are so pleased to announce that Amanda Feinstein, Senior Program Officer for Economic Security at the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, has been awarded the Philanthropist of the Year Award by the California Asset Building Coalition for her work with Asset Funders Network. CABC writes Chosen from among a pool of grantmakers from across

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Be Counted! The Economic and Social Impact Study of California’s Nonprofit Sector

The Fund invites its grantees (and all California nonprofits) to participate in a new study being promoted by CalNonprofits that is collecting the characteristics and impact of California’s large and diverse nonprofit sector, highlighting the impacts nonprofits have on communities and their role as leaders of innovation. CalNonprofits writes To our knowledge, this will be the first

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