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IS Initiative on Funder-Grantee Relationships Previewed in SSIR

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This fall, Independent Sector will be releasing “Partnerships for Impact,” a weekly series featuring healthy grantee/funder relationships. Amanda Broun, vice president of programs and practice, and Katie Jones, director of sector advancement and convenings at IS recently previewed this work in Stanford Social Innovation Review.


House Conservatives Set to Resume Effort to Impeach IRS Commissioner

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Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) and other conservative House Freedom Caucus Republicans announced this week that they will relaunch their effort to impeach Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen.


Data-Backed Outreach to the Presidential Campaigns

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By Dan Cardinali and Candy Hill

It is always humbling to be reminded of the scope and impact of our sector, whether you measure it by feeding the hungry, bolstering the arts and culture, conserving our natural environment, or our 11. 5 million workforce. Ours is a vast footprint and a powerful story.

This is the story we are now beginning to share face-to-face with the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on behalf of the charitable community.


How You Can Help to Get Out the Vote

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Did you know that 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations can help promote voter participation?


IRS to Update Rules for Exempt Organizations Moving to Different States

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In its 2016-2017 Priority Guidance Plan, released earlier this week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said that it plans to make it easier for tax-exempt organizations to move from one state to another.



At Independent Sector, we envision a world of engaged individuals, robust institutions, and vibrant communities working together to improve lives and the natural world, and strengthen democratic societies. To help create this future, we lead and catalyze the charitable community, partnering with government, business, and individuals to advance the common good.

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