The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Government http://philanthropy.com/section/Government/253/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:46 EDT <![CDATA[AmeriCorps Gets Boost From Mentions in TV Programs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145527/ http://philanthropy.com/article/AmeriCorps-Gets-Boost-From/145527/ A campaign to promote volunteerism on TV shows reached prime time in a recent episode of "True Detective."

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Obama Budget Would Support Anti-Poverty Efforts and Early-Childhood Education]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145187/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Obama-Budget-Would-Support/145187/ His plan would also use federal money to revive poor urban and rural areas, but it would slash funds to Community Services Block Grants and other programs.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[White House and Congressional Budget Plans Battle It Out Over Charitable Deduction]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145203/ http://philanthropy.com/article/White-HouseCongressional/145203/ The House plan goes further in seeking to draw tax revenue from nonprofits and sends a strong message about how lawmakers want nonprofit groups to spend money.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofits and Taxes: Key Proposals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145197/ http://philanthropy.com/article/NonprofitsTaxes-Key/145197/ President Obama and the House Ways and Means chairman have each crafted plans that seek to raise revenue by imposing new tax rules that affect donors, foundations, and other nonprofits.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Community-Action Groups Survive Political Storms]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145195/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Community-Action-Groups/145195/ In the mid-60s, when community-action agencies began springing up across the country, many state and local officials felt threatened by legislation that funneled federal money directly to antipoverty groups.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[War on Poverty Groups Face New Challenges]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145177/ http://philanthropy.com/article/War-on-Poverty-Groups-Face-New/145177/ Nonprofits, like Three Rivers Community Action, which builds low-cost housing, are working to reinvent themselves to adapt to today’s demands for more accountability and a volatile government-funding environment.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Obama 2015 Budget Would Cap Charitable Deduction at 28% for Wealthy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145099/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Obama-2015-Budget-Would-Cap/145099/ The president’s plan also contained proposals on spending that would affect AmeriCorps, early-childhood education, and other programs of interest to nonprofits.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:16:00 EST
<![CDATA[House Tax Plan Would Penalize Nonprofits That Pay High Salaries]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145039/ http://philanthropy.com/article/House-Tax-Plan-Would-Penalize/145039/ The plan would levy a surtax on nonprofits that pay employees $1-million-plus and would require that gifts to donor-advised funds be deployed to charities within five years.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:21:00 EST
<![CDATA[House Tax Plan Would Limit Charitable Deduction]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145015/ http://philanthropy.com/article/House-Tax-Plan-Would-Limit/145015/ Nonprofit advocates slammed the plan, which would allow people to deduct only the amount above 2 percent of income that they give to charity.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Foundations to Give $200-Million More to Help Young Minority Males]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145017/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-to-Give/145017/ At a White House meeting today, more than two dozen grant makers will announce they are adding that sum to the $150-million they had already earmarked to help blacks and Latinos.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[War on Poverty Story: Nonprofit Career Had Its Roots in ’60s Program]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144737/ http://philanthropy.com/article/War-on-Poverty-Story-/144737/ Working for Upward Bound, which helped high-school students go to college, led to antipoverty and civil-rights jobs.

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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:13:00 EST
<![CDATA[War on Poverty Story: Son of Migrant Parents Now Advocates for Low-Wage Workers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144613/ http://philanthropy.com/article/War-on-Poverty-Story-Son-of/144613/ Some days, free breakfast and lunch programs at school provided the only food Luis Sandoval ate all day. The Migrant Education Program gave him academic support.

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Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:20:00 EST
<![CDATA[War on Poverty Story: a Focus on Empowering the Poor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144381/ http://philanthropy.com/article/War-on-Poverty-Story-a-Focus/144381/ Starting at a young age, Arnold Fege devoted his time and later his career to equity and social justice.

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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:29:00 EST
<![CDATA[Obama Urges Foundations to Support Young Children and Black Men]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144281/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Obama-Urges-Foundations-to/144281/ After hearing the president's State of the Union speech, foundation leaders say that Congress must follow through with increased spending.

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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:38:00 EST
<![CDATA[War on Poverty Story: Educational Grants Opened Doors for a Former Farm Worker]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144239/ http://philanthropy.com/article/War-on-Poverty-Story-/144239/ Financial aid helped level the playing field for Diana Bermudez and other ethnic-minority students.

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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:57:00 EST
<![CDATA[War on Poverty Story: Father’s Rise From a Poor City Inspires a Daughter’s Antipoverty Work]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144157/ http://philanthropy.com/article/War-on-Poverty-Story-/144157/ As Lisa R. Jackson’s career evolved, she realized that programs for the poor set people on a path, but something within has to motivate and sustain them.

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:02:00 EST
<![CDATA[Charitable Deduction Probably Safe for 2014, Say Experts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144065/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charitable-Deduction-Probably/144065/ Less certain is how lawmakers will deal with tax breaks for charities that expired at the end of last year.

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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[War on Poverty Story: From Student Organizer to Nonprofit Leader]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144017/ http://philanthropy.com/article/War-on-Poverty-Story-From/144017/ The seeds of Marc Levy's nonprofit work in education and health began when he headed a student-run group to help the poor in the 1960s.

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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:50:00 EST
<![CDATA[Charities Rethink Antipoverty Goals in Slow Economy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143895/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Rethink-Antipoverty/143895/ Nonprofit leaders are developing new strategies after ambitious deadlines were derailed by the economic downturn and its effect on Americans' finances.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[IRS Hit for Slow Action in Reviewing Pulled Tax Exemptions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143969/ http://philanthropy.com/article/IRS-Hit-for-Slow-Action-in/143969/ The national taxpayer advocate, a federal appointee who monitors the tax agency, said understaffing had caused a lag in correcting the status of groups whose exemptions were wrongly revoked.

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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:42:00 EST
<![CDATA[Mass. Seeks More Data on CEO pay]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143887/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Mass-Seeks-More-Data-on-CEO/143887/ State Attorney General Martha Coakley wants groups to make information available much more quickly than they do now.

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Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Federal Grantees Offered More Help With Overhead]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143885/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Federal-Grantees-Offered-More/143885/ Charity leaders say the new rule will help reduce current financial pressures but doesn't go far enough.

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Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[State Charity Regulators to Watch in 2014]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143777/ http://philanthropy.com/article/State-Charity-Regulators-to/143777/ Reforms by officials in Ohio, Connecticut, Oregon, and New York could affect nonprofits across the country.

 

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Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofits View Budget Deal With Relief and Wariness]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143567/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-View-Budget-Deal/143567/ The bipartisan agreement would make federal support to charities more steady and predictable but would do little to help the most vulnerable, say nonprofit leaders.

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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:50:00 EST
<![CDATA[Government Gridlock and Spending Cuts Hinder Social Progress, Say Grant Makers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143415/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Government-Gridlock-and/143415/ Researchers said they were surprised at how much foundation leaders saw external factors as the greatest barriers to their effectiveness in solving social problems.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Scholars Weigh In on the War on Poverty]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143399/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Scholars-Weigh-In-on-the-War/143399/ The Russell Sage Foundation assembled experts to produce a book that outlines successes and disappointments from President Johnson's crusade to help the poor.

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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:00:00 EST