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United Philanthropy Forum Promoting the growth and effectiveness of philanthropy in order to improve life in our communities through the power of the network.

United Philanthropy Forum is a national network of 60 philanthropy associations and networks across the United States, including regional philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) and national PSOs—such as national issue-based, identity-based and practice-based affinity groups. Our members represent more than 7,000 primarily philanthropic organizations, making us the largest network serving philan

United Philanthropy Forum is a national network of 60 philanthropy associations and networks across the United States, including regional philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) and national PSOs—such as national issue-based, identity-based and practice-based affinity groups. Our members represent more than 7,000 primarily philanthropic organizations, making us the largest network serving philan

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The Forum is proud to welcome Tirrea Billings as our newest team member! Tirrea Billings is the Forum's Senior Communica...
11/09/2022

The Forum is proud to welcome Tirrea Billings as our newest team member! Tirrea Billings is the Forum's Senior Communications Manager. Tirrea brings to the Forum over six years of experience in social justice communications. Before joining the Forum, she was a Communications Manager on the Marketing & Storytelling team at Color Of Change, the nation's largest online racial justice organization. Learn more: https://www.unitedphilforum.org/our-staff#tirrea-billings-

The Philanthropy + Policy Institute (https://bit.ly/3Bscj0Y) is set to kick off November 14, 2022, in-person, in the his...
11/01/2022

The Philanthropy + Policy Institute (https://bit.ly/3Bscj0Y) is set to kick off November 14, 2022, in-person, in the historic Georgetown area of Washington, DC!

A premier public policy convening for the sector, the Institute will feature over 15 different speakers with expertise in policy and/or advocacy, and meetings with the Department of Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Register today for the Philanthropy + Policy Institute to secure your space at this unique and collaborative learning experience. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C. soon!

This year’s Philanthropy + Policy Institute (https://bit.ly/3Bscj0Y) will feature a meeting with the U.S. Treasury’s Off...
10/24/2022

This year’s Philanthropy + Policy Institute (https://bit.ly/3Bscj0Y) will feature a meeting with the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy, both lawyers and economists with jurisdiction over charitable tax policies, as well as Treasury representatives that are involved in racial equity.

Institute attendees will also meet with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) first-ever senior advisor for racial equity. The discussion will center around how public policy contributes to structural inequity and how philanthropy can work with government to mitigate those impacts.

Secure your place at the 2022 Philanthropy + Policy Institute by registering today. We look forward to you joining Forum staff, sector leaders, and colleagues from across the country, as we learn, advocate, and strengthen the sector together, in November.

The Forum’s Philanthropy + Policy Institute (PPI) is the premiere opportunity for sector leaders and regional and nation...
10/05/2022

The Forum’s Philanthropy + Policy Institute (PPI) is the premiere opportunity for sector leaders and regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) to learn together and strengthen their policy and advocacy work. This year's PPI programming will help cultivate and strengthen the public policy skill set for PSOs and their members, by examining the post-election landscape and what it means for philanthropy, and engaging attendees with in-depth analysis, skill building, and advocacy training.

Senior Congressional Tax Policy Experts Jamie Cummins with the Senate Finance Committee and Praveen Ayyagari with House Ways and Means Committee will be joining the panel Working with Congress to Protect the Sector and Advance Equitable Solutions.

Register today and see the full agenda and speaker bios for the Philanthropy + Policy Institute at the link below. We look forward to you joining Forum staff, sector leaders, and colleagues from across the country, as we learn, advocate, and strengthen the sector together, in November.

https://bit.ly/3Bscj0Y

Check out Florida Philanthropic Network's compilation of resources to support the communities impacted by Hurricane Ian....
09/30/2022

Check out Florida Philanthropic Network's compilation of resources to support the communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. Be sure to share as well. Learn more: https://www.fpnetwork.org/

Forum member Minnesota Council on Foundations released its Giving in Minnesota Report which features data on giving from...
09/22/2022
Giving in Minnesota

Forum member Minnesota Council on Foundations released its Giving in Minnesota Report which features data on giving from 2019, the most recent year that a full picture of statewide giving was available. The report also features results from MCF’s 2021 Grantmaking and Practices Survey. This survey takes a look at the changes grantmakers made during 2020, and which of those changes endured or grew during 2021, and which ones abated. View the report: https://mcf.org/news/giving-minnesota

The new Giving in Minnesota features data on giving from 2019, the most recent year that a full picture of statewide giving was available. We also feature results from our 2021 Grantmaking and Practices Survey.

In Joint Letter, Several Forum Members , , ,  along with 49 other philanthropic organizations commend the White House Co...
09/15/2022
49 Signatories to White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Letter - Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders

In Joint Letter, Several Forum Members , , , along with 49 other philanthropic organizations commend the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition & Health. Read the letter now: https://www.agandfoodfunders.org/49-sign-on-to-white-house-conference-on-hunger-nutrition-and-health-letter/

Dear Mr. President,  Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders and Grantmakers In Health, along with, The Funders Network, Grantmakers for Education, Native Americans in Philanthropy, and the 49 other philanthropic [...]Read More...

Don't forget to register for the Philanthropy + Policy Institute 2022, share with your networks, and save your spots. Ba...
09/12/2022

Don't forget to register for the Philanthropy + Policy Institute 2022, share with your networks, and save your spots. Back in person in Washington, D.C. this year, the Institute is the premiere opportunity for sector leaders and regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) to learn together and strengthen their policy and advocacy work. The Philanthropy + Policy Institute will kick off on November 14th and continue the morning of the 15th.

Programming will include:
- Peer-to-Peer Learning with Colleagues
- Post-Election Briefing and Analysis
- Public Policy Practice Workshop and Training

Attendees will also have the option of joining the Charitable Giving Coalition Fly-In the afternoon of November 15th and all day on the 16th on Capitol Hill, in support of the universal charitable deduction.

Secure your place at the Institute by registering today. Special rates for rooms end on October 24th and may sell out sooner. We look forward to strengthening the sector and advocating with you in D.C.!

https://bit.ly/3Bscj0Y

Register now for United Philanthropy Forum’s Philanthropy + Policy Institute 2022 (link below)! Back in person in Washin...
09/09/2022

Register now for United Philanthropy Forum’s Philanthropy + Policy Institute 2022 (link below)! Back in person in Washington, D.C. this year, the Institute is the primary opportunity for sector leaders and regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) to learn together and strengthen their policy and advocacy work. The Philanthropy + Policy Institute will kick off on November 14th and continue the morning of the 15th.

Additionally, while in Washington, attendees will have the option of joining the Charitable Giving Coalition Fly-In the afternoon of November 15th and all day on the 16th on Capitol Hill, in support of the universal charitable deduction!

This year's PPI programming will help cultivate and strengthen the public policy skill set for PSOs and their members, by examining the post-election landscape and what it means for philanthropy and engaging attendees with in-depth analysis, skill building, and advocacy training.

Register today to learn and strengthen the public policy capacity of your PSO while participating in this unique and collaborative experience! We look forward to seeing you in D.C.!

Registration: https://bit.ly/3Bscj0Y.

ICYMI Hazel Paguaga of  shares reflections about  "After entering the philanthropy world over two years ago there’s stil...
09/06/2022
Dispatch from : Emerging With Boldness

ICYMI Hazel Paguaga of shares reflections about "After entering the philanthropy world over two years ago there’s still so much to learn and the conference was full of amazing sessions and calls to action to lead by being bold."https://www.unitedphilforum.org/news/dispatch-forumcon22-emerging-boldness

In a guest post, Hazel Paguaga, Program Associate at The Funders Network, reflects on lessons learned from and shares key takeaways from the conference.

Hazel Paguaga of  shares reflections about  "After entering the philanthropy world over two years ago there’s still so m...
09/02/2022
Dispatch from : Emerging With Boldness

Hazel Paguaga of shares reflections about "After entering the philanthropy world over two years ago there’s still so much to learn and the conference was full of amazing sessions and calls to action to lead by being bold."https://www.unitedphilforum.org/news/dispatch-forumcon22-emerging-boldness

In a guest post, Hazel Paguaga, Program Associate at The Funders Network, reflects on lessons learned from and shares key takeaways from the conference.

Rod Jacobs of  wrote a blog sharing key takeaways from the  " was an uplifting and insightful experience that all philan...
08/29/2022
Dispatch from : Coalition Building for Social Change

Rod Jacobs of wrote a blog sharing key takeaways from the " was an uplifting and insightful experience that all philanthropic professionals should experience." Read the third blog now: https://www.unitedphilforum.org/news/dispatch-forumcon22-coalition-building-social-change

In a guest post, Rod Jacobs, Development Manager at Native Americans in Philanthropy, reflects on lessons learned from and shares key takeaways from the conference.

Hazel Paguaga of  shares reflections about  "After entering the philanthropy world over two years ago there’s still so m...
08/25/2022
Dispatch from : Emerging With Boldness

Hazel Paguaga of shares reflections about "After entering the philanthropy world over two years ago there’s still so much to learn and the conference was full of amazing sessions and calls to action to lead by being bold."https://www.unitedphilforum.org/news/dispatch-forumcon22-emerging-boldness

In a guest post, Hazel Paguaga, Program Associate at The Funders Network, reflects on lessons learned from and shares key takeaways from the conference.

Rod Jacobs of  wrote a blog sharing key takeaways from the  " was an uplifting and insightful experience that all philan...
08/24/2022
Dispatch from : Coalition Building for Social Change

Rod Jacobs of wrote a blog sharing key takeaways from the " was an uplifting and insightful experience that all philanthropic professionals should experience." Read the third blog now: https://www.unitedphilforum.org/news/dispatch-forumcon22-coalition-building-social-change

In a guest post, Rod Jacobs, Development Manager at Native Americans in Philanthropy, reflects on lessons learned from and shares key takeaways from the conference.

Forum member  released a Strategic Framework sharing Pro-Black and Pro-Indigenous solutions that realize housing justice...
08/23/2022
Strategic Framework

Forum member released a Strategic Framework sharing Pro-Black and Pro-Indigenous solutions that realize housing justice as racial justice, carrying out its unapologetic justice stance, and much more. Learn more now: https://www.funderstogether.org/2022_fteh_strategic_framework

Funders Together to End Homelessness mobilizes its members to use philanthropy’s voice, influence, and financial capital to end homelessness by creating and advancing lasting solutions that are grounded in racial and housing justice, driven by love and disruption, and centering people with lived e...

ICYMI: Julian Santos of  wrote a blog sharing key takeaways from the  "The good news is that conference attendees seemed...
08/22/2022
Dispatch from : Meeting the Moment

ICYMI: Julian Santos of wrote a blog sharing key takeaways from the "The good news is that conference attendees seemed not just ready but eager to transform the sector and meet the moment. Count me among them." https://www.unitedphilforum.org/news/dispatch-forumcon22-meeting-moment

In a guest post, Julian Santos, Operations Manager at Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, reflects on lessons learned from and shares key takeaways from the conference.

Check out  latest op-ed titled "Humanizing the Hiring Process Must Include Accessibility for People Who Are Disabled". "...
08/16/2022
Humanizing the Hiring Process Must Include Accessibility for People Who Are Disabled

Check out latest op-ed titled "Humanizing the Hiring Process Must Include Accessibility for People Who Are Disabled". "It’s also important to recognize that accessibility isn’t one-size-fits-all." Read the full blog: https://www.philanthropy.com/blogs/letters-to-the-editor/humanizing-the-hiring-process-must-include-accessibility-for-people-who-are-disabled?cid2=gen_login_refresh&cid=gen_sign_in

A leader in the disability movement takes issue with the lack of discussion about that community’s needs in article about how nonprofits can improve hiring practices.

 recent blog post features 's Executive Director Chantal Forster. "Listening is a key part of understanding whether tran...
08/16/2022
Listening vs. Transformation: Is Philanthropy Changing in the Ways Nonprofits Need Most? - The Center for Effective Philanthropy

recent blog post features 's Executive Director Chantal Forster. "Listening is a key part of understanding whether transformation serves its intended purpose." Read the full blog: https://cep.org/listening-vs-transformation-is-philanthropy-changing-in-the-ways-nonprofits-need-most/

The calls for transformation in philanthropy have become so commonplace in the past two years as to become a new normal. Whether it’s trust-based philanthropy, participatory grantmaking, common data platforms, or calls for alternate reporting formats, important shifts are simultaneously underway a...

"Foundations can and should do more to advance the case for policies that counter our deep history of racial injustice a...
08/15/2022
Philanthropy can help expose the truth about racial inequality in America through support of documentary films | Media Impact Funders

"Foundations can and should do more to advance the case for policies that counter our deep history of racial injustice and defend the human rights of all people." - ' Executive Director Vince Stehle Read the full blog: https://mediaimpactfunders.org/philanthropy-can-help-expose-the-truth-about-racial-inequality-in-america-through-support-of-documentary-films/

Across America, there is a battle being fought in state houses and school boards over the future of our society, and whether we will continue to build on progress to be a diverse and inclusive nation or if we will allow ourselves to revert to being a society that discriminates on the base of race [....

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United Philanthropy Forum instituted The Momentum Fund, in partnership with the Gates Foundation to build short-term capacity for organizations to manage their COVID-19 response, focused on nonprofits that had established COVID-19 funds, as well as mitigate the impacts of the crisis among people of color throughout the United States, in U.S. territories, and across Native American reservations.

The Moriah Group was tapped to lead the initiative with three core concepts:
1️⃣ explicitly and unapologetically center racial equity;
2️⃣ acknowledge the long history of effective social change; and
3️⃣ position grantmakers and grantees as equal partners.

Through our collective efforts, $9.1 million in grants were awarded in August and October of 2020 to 139 organizations in 31 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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WFN's Senior Manager of Policy and Programs, Mirenda Meghelli, was thrilled to participate in United Philanthropy Forum’s Philanthropy and Policy Institute this week. The Institute is an opportunity for regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) to learn together and strengthen their policy and advocacy work.

We are hosting a virtual briefing next week focused on enhancing the philanthropic community’s shared understanding of how to effectively advocate on behalf of public policy matters that align with their respective organizational mission and work!

Join us on Tuesday October 4th at 3:30 PM EST - the webinar will feature Matthew L. Evans, Sr. Director of Public Policy at United Philanthropy Forum. Register here: https://lnkd.in/eFNreuNF
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We are saddened to hear about the passing of U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski and two of her staff members.

Read our joint statement with Council on Foundations, National Council of Nonprofits, The Philanthropy Roundtable, and United Philanthropy Forum on this loss of an important leader https://independentsector.co/3bvRgk1
💡💡💡Last week, the Catalyst team traveled to Seattle for the annual national gathering of United Philanthropy Forum, which comprises the largest and most diverse network in American philanthropy. We were thrilled to learn with and from longtime friends, new colleagues, and outstanding leaders in the field. Here are just a few of the ideas that resonated with us: https://bit.ly/3SdxPgs.

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Today, our CEO Don Howard had the honor of joining Chet Hewitt, Veronica Garibay, and Megan Thomas at Philanthropy CA’s “Ensuring Equitable and Sustainable Public Funding: Philanthropy’s Critical Role” panel event to discuss the once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure that the anticipated public funding is equitably distributed. Panelists emphasized the importance of trusting and investing in community-based organizations, and ensuring that community voices not only have the power to influence economic decisions but the implementation of these decisions as well.

Thank you to Philanthropy CA, SoCal Grantmakers, Smart Growth California, The Funders Network, California Governor, The Center, Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, United Philanthropy Forum, and Council on Foundations for making this panel possible.

What We're Reading: United Philanthropy Forum has released a report on how philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) have played many vital leadership roles in the philanthropy sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Catalyst is a proud PSO member of the national Forum network, and we're pleased to be highlighted in this insightful report 👉 https://www.unitedphilforum.org/resources/covid-19-crucible
The staff of Local Impact Alliance (Canton Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Plymouth and Westland Community Foundation) is attending "Foundations on the Hill 2022" presented by United Philanthropy Forum in partnership with Council on Foundations and Independent Sector. We are with the Council of Michigan Foundations.

Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is an annual two-day opportunity for grantmakers and regional associations to meet with their federal lawmakers face-to-face in Washington, D.C. to personally discuss their work with members of Congress.

Foundations on the Hill:

Informs and educates Congress about philanthropy

Creates visibility for foundations and philanthropy on Capitol Hill

Advocates on issues affecting foundations

Encourages Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues
The philanthropic sector is instrumental in strengthening our nation’s communities.

Join IS, United Philanthropy Forum, and Council on Foundations April 5-7 at Foundations on the Hill 2022, where we'll inform our elected officials about the importance of charitable giving and persuade them to support critically important legislation for our sector and our communities: https://www.unitedphilforum.org/foundationsonthehill
Speaking to Congress with a unified voice enables our sector to make a lasting impact on the communities we serve.

Join IS, United Philanthropy Forum, and Council on Foundations April 5-7 at to advocate on the issues your foundation cares about: https://unitedphilforum.org/foundationsonthehill
When the charitable sector speaks with a united voice, we can make a lasting impact on our communities.

Join IS, United Philanthropy Forum, and Council on Foundations April 5-7 to advocate on vital issues that impact our philanthropic work and the communities we serve: https://philanthropynw.org/events/foundations-hill-2022
The social sector strengthens our nation’s communities. That’s why it’s important our sector speaks with a unified voice to Congress.

Join IS, Council on Foundations, and United Philanthropy Forum April 5-7 at . We’ll talk with Congress about issues affecting philanthropy:
"At TPF, we learn each individual and organization has cookies — talents, resources, knowledge — which they can share to help strengthen communities." — Connor LaGrange


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With over 25 years of leadership within the nonprofit sector, Janine Lee is the President and CEO of the Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF), the nation’s largest regional association of grantmakers. By encouraging philanthropic collaboration, Lee insights transformational community change.


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