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9th Annual Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar for Private Foundations

19 - 21
Sep 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Penrose House Conference Center

Sponsored by El Pomar Foundation, this seminar is designed to update and inform managers and trustees of private foundations about the ever-changing tax laws that affect private foundations and to encourage dialogue with the panel of speakers abou

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Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar for Private Foundations

20 - 22
Sep 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (All day) to Friday, September 22, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Penrose House Conference Center

This seminar is designed to update and inform managers and trustees of private foundations about the ever-changing tax laws that affect private foundations and to encourage dialogue with the panel of speakers about practical problems foundation ma

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Webinar: Covering Nonprofit Costs - Update on Government Action and the Role of Philanthropy

17
Sep 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar

Offered in partnership with the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Philanthropy Southwest is please to announce this upcoming webinar.

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Advocacy in the New World of Policy Influence

Publication date: 
02/2015
Authored by Shelley Whelpton and Andrew Schulz, Arabella Advisors The rules of policy influence have changed, and the philanthropic sector needs to adapt accordingly. Last month marked the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Citizens United, which removed many restrictions on spending in political campaigns. In the wake of that ruling, high-risk, high-reward players—most notably high-net-worth individuals—were the first to test the new boundaries of money in politics. Meeting little resistance, they have pushed further than ever before. As more resources pour in, foundations...
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Big Change Requires Advocacy

Publication date: 
11/2014
There are a lot of reasons foundations give for not engaging in advocacy, from limited resources, to fear of the law, and wanting to stay away from controversy. I see these all as symptoms of the same issue – a lack of knowledge,” said Andrew Schulz, general counsel, Arabella Advisors. ““If you want to see far-reaching, systemic change you need to open up your mind to what you could be doing within the broad realm of advocacy.” Schulz delivered a persuasive keynote address during Philanthropy Southwest’s 2014 Annual Conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona. His comments served as bookends to a...

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