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Letter from Ypsilanti

Annual Conference , Collaboration , Partisanship , United for Charity No Comments »

By Dan Cardinali

Thank you, CMF! The Council of Michigan Foundations convened this week, and I was honored to be invited. I was also impressed by its call-to-action theme: Be Bold, Act Urgently.


IS COO Honored for Pro Bono Work

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Independent Sector COO Victor Reinoso was honored on September 22 at Building a Better D.C. for All, DC Appleseed’s annual award reception.


Americans Have Your Back

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Today, Independent Sector released polling research that shows that Americans are overwhelmingly united in support of the charitable sector. We are thrilled, though not surprised, by results of this important work.

What our research has found is that individuals like you and organizations like yours are trusted and valued by American voters on both ends of the political spectrum. Not just that, the report shows that voters encourage and expect the government to collaborate with our sector to solve problems, advocate for our sector’s participation in the policy process, and support policies that enhance charitable giving.


Senate Nearing Continuing Resolution Deal

Advocacy , Congress , Daily Digest , Policy No Comments »

Senate appropriations negotiators are close to a deal on a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government from the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017 on October 1 through December 9, allowing Members of Congress to return to the campaign trail.


Trump Releases Revised Tax Plan

Charitable Deduction , Daily Digest , Elections No Comments »

Yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released additional details about the most recent revisions to his economic and tax reform plan, including changes that could impact the incentive value of the charitable deduction.  



At Independent Sector, we envision a world of engaged individuals, robust institutions, and vibrant communities working together to improve lives and the natural world, and strengthen democratic societies. To help create this future, we lead and catalyze the charitable community, partnering with government, business, and individuals to advance the common good.

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