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Active Liberty, Under Law

Advocacy , Civic Engagement , Congress , Democracy , Diana , Elections , Ethics , Government , Nonprofit , Philanthropy , Policy , politics , Tax Reform , Tax-Exempt Status , Voting No Comments »

No one pretends regulating political activity is easy, but there are common sense solutions that could work.


Memo on Millennials

Diana , Future , Innovation , Millennials , Nonprofit , Philanthropy , Workforce No Comments »

We have the good fortune of a passionate and interested generation who, if we do things right, will lean into us and our work. 


Mind the Gap!

Diana , income inequality , income insufficiency , poverty , State of the Union , unemployment No Comments »

Persistent poverty hurts families and burdens support systems unequipped to deal with the vast need.


The Road This Time

Diana , Future , Goals , Indicators , Strategic Planning No Comments »

2014 will be a year in which we peer far into the future to envision where our sector will be in 2025.


Shock Absorbers

Haiti Earthquake , infrastructure , Japan Tsunami , relief , Typhoon Haiyan , Diana , disasters No Comments »

Calamity is part of our world.

A single mother of two escaped the worst of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, only to die from cervical cancer because of the lack of screening clinics on the impoverished island.  

A Filipino ambulance driver accustomed to other people’s emergencies had to hike three hours daily to obtain clean drinking water for his family after Typhoon Haiyan hit in November. 



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