As the heat of summer blazes – think of enjoying cool Lake Michigan breezes with IS in Chicago this fall.
We are excited to bring our terrific line-up of speakers for R-Evolutionary Times, our annual conference Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Fairmont Hotel.
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You won't regret spending three days with the brightest minds from leading nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs.
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This truly is a meeting of the sharpest, most powerful minds in our sector today. As part of the IS Conference, chief executives of IS members share closed-door, peer-to-peer exchanges on issues relevant to running their organizations. There is no additional charge to participate in the CEO Track. Space is limited. Advance registration is required and will open for current conference registrants next month.
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NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now Oct. 29 & 30 at the Swissôtel in Chicago. Sign up now for programming that features networking events, opportunities for personal coaching, and professional development workshops. This program is generously sponsored by WalMart.
Public Policy Action Institute
Do you care about limits on advocacy rights? Are you concerned about challenges to your tax exempt status? Worried about the impact of government budget shortfalls? The Public Policy Action Institute – October 29 & 30 – is where leaders in nonprofit advocacy develop winning approaches to key issues. Registration is already on a record setting pace.
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Meet the Finalists Webinar
Join us July 13 at 2 p.m. ET for a dynamic conversation on impact and leadership featuring the 2011 American Express NGen Leadership Award Finalists:
- Charles Best, founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org
- Eric Dawson, co-founder and president, Peace First
- Kim Pattillo Brownson, director of education, Advancement Project
- Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Worker Alliance
- Angelica Salas, executive director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
The webinar will be hosted by Darell Hammond, CEO and co-founder of KaBOOM! and 2010 award recipient.
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NGen Fellows Report
How can an organization strategically develop new leaders at all levels?
The 2010 American Express NGen Fellows spent nine months confronting the tough issues that face their generation and the sector. Their final report, Changing the Status Quo: Intentional Succession Planning Through Leadership Development, reflects thoughtful research and engaged conversations with nonprofit and philanthropic leaders of all ages. The report aims to spark further discussion about how our sector can make comprehensive leadership development a more intentional part of our ability to advance the common good.
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Take advantage of summer recess: Connect with lawmakersMeet with your representatives in Congress to let them know how their decisions impact the future of the nonprofit and philanthropic community and the people we serve. Visit the IS website for new materials, tips, and talking points to help make the case for the sector.
Share your views on redesigned Form 990The IRS is seeking public comments on 11 specific issues and frequently asked questions involving the redesigned Form 990. Starting July 15, IS will be hosting an online forum, where you can talk to your colleagues about 990 issues, offer your ideas for changes, and provide input to IS's submission to the IRS. Learn more, including how to submit your comments directly to the IRS.
IRS advisory committee recommends eliminating group returnsThe IRS Advisory Committee for Tax Exempt and Government Entities has recommended the IRS eliminate group returns of the Form 990 and require affiliate organizations to file individually in an effort to increase transparency of affiliate activities. The recommendation has drawn criticism from nonprofits with affiliate structures, particularly nonprofit hospitals who believe that the current Schedule H already imposes stringent reporting requirements.
IRS releases list of revoked exempt organizations, offers guidance for reinstatement
The IRS released a list of approximately 275,000 organizations whose exempt status was revoked for failure to file a Form 990 for three consecutive years. The IRS emphasized that many of the organizations are now likely defunct and has offered guidance for organizations still in existence interested in applying to have their exempt status reinstated. Learn more.
Tax benefits targeted in deficit reduction negotiationsAs deficit reduction discussions in Washington enter a critical period ahead of the August 2 deadline to increase the statutory debt limit, more details about various proposals are beginning to emerge. Republicans support a final agreement consisting of deep spending cuts, while the White House and congressional Democrats have proposed pairing spending cuts with tax increases, including the reduction of tax benefits for business and possible limitations to itemized deductions for wealthy taxpayers. With negotiations heating up this month, learn more about how you can help preserve tax incentives for charitable giving.
Join us in Charting Impact
Charting Impact's five questions offer a clear, streamlined format to help nonprofit and philanthropic organizations of all sizes and missions consider and communicate what really matters: results. As IS members, you and your colleagues have been instrumental in helping our coalition develop this common framework. To maximize the effectiveness of this approach, we ask you to spearhead a movement to ensure all nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are using Charting Impact to track their progress and share their results in a consistent, concise way.
Last month, nearly 800 participants joined Diana Aviv, Bob Ottenhoff, and Art Taylor for a webinar discussion about how Charting Impact can help individual organizations and our sector. More than 50 organizations have already published their Charting Impact Reports. We hope you will join them in using this collaboratively developed, thoroughly tested framework to improve our individual and collective effectiveness.
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New! Member Resources Directory
Check out our new Members Resources directory for a list of Independent Sector member organizations with resources that range from rating systems to current research and public policy updates. If you would like your organization to be listed as a resource, please contact us at email@example.com.
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Discover the organizations that have just joined IS; programs offered by our members; and resources, training, and other information that can help your organization. Read more.
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