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Accountability , Diana , Diversity , effective organizations , equality , Ethics , Goals , inclusion , Leadership , race , Voice , Workforce 2 Comments »

A few years ago I arrived a little late for the IS picnic lunch following our half day of volunteering with local community projects. As I swung my car into the baking asphalt lot, I was grateful to join my colleagues in the park where they had nabbed a shady spot nestled amid the verdant greenery of D.C.’s Rock Creek Park. Around the tables sat IS colleagues who had filled their plates and settled in to chat before the afternoon activities staff council had organized.


Good Works. Good Policy.

Charitable Deduction , Congress , Diana , finance , Government , Philanthropy , Policy , politics , Tax Extenders , Tax Reform No Comments »

The facts speak for themselves – good things happen when secure retirement and charitable impulses meet. That is, when a pragmatic tax incentive like the IRA charitable rollover prompts retirees 70 1/2 years and older to share a chunk (up to $100,000) of their surplus wealth with the charitable cause of importance to them.


Duck Around the Corner

Community , Diana , Earth Day , Environment , Wildlife No Comments »

A funny thing happened on the way to the Capitol Hilton.


Active Liberty, Under Law

Advocacy , Civic Engagement , Congress , Democracy , Diana , Elections , Ethics , Government , Nonprofit , Philanthropy , Policy , politics , Tax Reform , Tax-Exempt Status , Voting No Comments »

No one pretends regulating political activity is easy, but there are common sense solutions that could work.


Memo on Millennials

Diana , Future , Innovation , Millennials , Nonprofit , Philanthropy , Workforce No Comments »

We have the good fortune of a passionate and interested generation who, if we do things right, will lean into us and our work. 



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