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Love and Justice

Charity , Child Migrants , children , Diana , people in need , Philanthropy , Pope Francis , Remarkable Givers , systems change No Comments »

I am sure there is truth on the side of those who argue that with improved city and state policies, planning, and prevention strategies, natural disaster-prone areas would be better able to respond. And if public policies prevented hunger and homelessness and guaranteed everyone willing and able to work, a job, their lives would be immeasurably better. But until that time – and, in fact, even then – there will always be people in need of urgent assistance.


Westward Ho!

Annual Conference , arts , Collaboration , Collective Impact , Community , Diana , effective organizations , Future , Impact , networking No Comments »


  • Warm people, an innovative mindset, a charitable nature, and a global outlook
  • Engaging conversations with familiar colleagues and opportunities to meet new ones
  • Renewed energy from inspirational performances and provocative speakers
  • Thought-provoking sessions on issues that challenge us today and call us to action
  • Finding our own pioneering spirit for the new frontiers of our time

Well then Westward Ho! it is—Join us for the 2014 IS National Conference in Seattle!


Maintaining America's Promise for Migrant Children in Need

Accountability , border crisis , Catholic Charities USA , children , Civility , Community , Democracy , Ethics , Faith-based Communities , immigration , Rev. Larry Snyder No Comments »

Hello, my name is Reverend Larry Snyder, President of IS member, Catholic Charities USA and I’ve just returned from a trip to McAllen, Texas, where I saw first-hand the developing humanitarian crisis on our southern border. Thousands of children and teenagers are fleeing homelands beset by violence, gangs, and inescapable poverty seeking the promise that America holds.


I N D I V I S I B L E ?

Accountability , Diana , Diversity , effective organizations , equality , Ethics , Goals , inclusion , Leadership , race , Voice , Workforce 2 Comments »

A few years ago I arrived a little late for the IS picnic lunch following our half day of volunteering with local community projects. As I swung my car into the baking asphalt lot, I was grateful to join my colleagues in the park where they had nabbed a shady spot nestled amid the verdant greenery of D.C.’s Rock Creek Park. Around the tables sat IS colleagues who had filled their plates and settled in to chat before the afternoon activities staff council had organized.


Good Works. Good Policy.

Charitable Deduction , Congress , Diana , finance , Government , Philanthropy , Policy , politics , Tax Extenders , Tax Reform No Comments »

The facts speak for themselves – good things happen when secure retirement and charitable impulses meet. That is, when a pragmatic tax incentive like the IRA charitable rollover prompts retirees 70 1/2 years and older to share a chunk (up to $100,000) of their surplus wealth with the charitable cause of importance to them.



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