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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 statement on President Obama's FY 2015 budget proposal (3/5/2014)

IS President and CEO Diana Aviv testifies at hearing on IRS proposal to redefine tax-exempt political activity (2/26/2014)

Independent Sector statement of principles on 501(c)(4) political activity (12/11/2013)

Statement from IS President and CEO Diana Aviv on allegations of abuse at nonprofits (10/31/2013)

Independent Sector members elect Board of Directors (10/1/13)

More than 1,000 nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to convene in NYC for the 2013 Independent Sector National Conference (9/18/13)

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Independent Sector in the News

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

Western Pa. charities find they must use financial vigilance
December 25, 2013
| Pittsburgh Tribune- Review | Quotes IS President and CEO Diana Aviv

Treasury and IRS rules on nonprofits' political activity miss the mark
December 12, 2013 | Washington Post | Op-ed by IS President and CEO Diana Aviv and Bauman Foundation Executive Director Gary D. Bass

Nonprofits say new proposed IRS rules would hamper their advocacy efforts
December 5, 2013 | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Barr Foundation taps Irvine leader as its 1st president
November 20, 2013 | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Something's rotten in the state of nonprofits
October 30, 2013 | Washington Post | Letter to the Editor by IS President and CEO Diana Aviv


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