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UBIT Coalition Sign-on Letter

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The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act requires organizations to pay a 21 percent federal tax on the cost of employee transportation benefits, including transit and parking, and to calculate unrelated income streams in a way that increases tax burden. At the recommendation of Philanthropy Southwest’s engaged public policy committee, the Philanthropy Southwest Board of Directors recently voted to join associations from across the nation in signing a joint letter asking Congress to repeal the undue and burdensome UBIT on tax-exempt organizations.

As the South Grows

Grantmakers for Southern Progress and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) present their series, As the South Grows . The goal of the project: increase the amount and sustainability of funding from local and regional Southern funders, as well as from national funders, that improve the quality of life and increase the power of marginalized communities in the South. Click here to access the full series.
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2015 Grantor - Grantee Dialogue: Boards for a New Era

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This is a copy of the presentation from the Grantor - Grantee Dialogue recently held in Houston and co-sponsored with United Way of Greater Houston. Program Overview: Executives and board leaders have long understood that nonprofit governing boards come in many varieties and shapes, and that there is no single design that works for all nonprofits. And yet, we’re often told that there is some single best way to organize and operate our board, and that there are best practices that will guarantee board effectiveness. This interactive program presents an opportunity to learn from recent research...

Cracking the Network Code: Impact through Empowerment

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These are handouts and resources from the educational program offering, Cracking the Network Code: Impact through Empowerment. The program was co-sponsored with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) on September 23, 2014 and was held at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. Summary of the program: As grantmakers and nonprofits look for ways to collaborate more effectively, many are experimenting working with and through networks to achieve greater impact. Since networks are generally loosely controlled, understanding how to effectively support them can be a task...