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Independent Sector is the leading voice for America's nonprofit and philanthropic community.

Our nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of charities, foundations, and corporate philanthropy programs, collectively represents tens of thousands of charitable groups in every state across the nation. Our members work in every segment of the nonprofit sector, advancing the common good and helping millions of people each day.

Because of the breadth of our work, IS can provide insight on a wide range of issues. Learn more about the scope of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector and its economic impact.

Media Contact: Blake Warenik | 202-467-6144 | blakew@independentsector.org

Latest News

Independent Sector and charitable sector allies urge House leadership to pass H.R. 5806 to make important charitable giving incentives permanent (12/9/2014)

Ahead of possible House vote, Diana Aviv calls on White House to support giving (12/8/2014)

A joint letter to President Obama from Independent Sector, Land Trust Alliance, Feeding America, United Way, and Council on Foundations urging completion of a tax package including the America Gives More Act (12/2/2014)

Independent Sector and more than 1,000 partners urge Congress to pass the America Gives More Act (11/18/2014)

Independent Sector introduces 2014 American Express NGen Fellows (8/11/2014)

A joint statement from AFP, Feeding America, Independent Sector, Land Trust Alliance, and YMCA of the USA urging bipartisan support for the America Gives More Act
(7/16/2014)

Native child welfare advocate Sarah Kastelic to receive 2014 American Express NGen Leadership Award (6/10/2014)

IS Honors philanthropic leader Alberto Ibargüen with 2014 John W. Gardner Leadership Award (6/4/2014)

Independent Sector Board calls on nonprofits to pay workers a living wage (4/29/2014)

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Independent Sector in the News

Knight Foundation CEO to get 2014 Gardner Leadership Prize
June 5, 2014
| The Chronicle of Philanthropy

MacArthur Foundation seeks new leadership to 'accelerate' change
June 2, 2014
| Crain's Chicago Business | Quotes IS President and CEO Diana Aviv

Tax-credit stalemate leaves nonprofit projects in limbo
May 22, 2014
| The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Quotes IS VP, Public Policy, Geoff Plague

Wage fight poses dilemma for nonprofits squeezed by state funding
May 18, 2014
| The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Quotes IS President and CEO Diana Aviv

White House and Congressional budget plans battle it out over charitable deduction
March 10, 2014
| The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Quotes IS President and CEO Diana Aviv

Congress gets nearly 100K comments on advocacy rules
February 27, 2014
| The NonProfit Times | Quotes IS President and CEO Diana Aviv

IRS proposal on non-profit political activity criticized
February 26, 2014
| USA Today | Quotes IS President and CEO Diana Aviv

Regulating the ‘dark money’ of politics
February 24, 2014
| The New York Times | Letter to the Editor by IS President and CEO Diana Aviv and Bright Lines Project Manager Lisa Gilbert

Heinz Endowments president's departure leaves leadership void
January 14, 2014
| Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Quotes IS President and CEO Diana Aviv


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