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Women’s rights advocates gathered at the Capitol today to renew their call for state legislators to pass the Women’s Equality Act.
From 2012 to 2013, Philanthropy New York tracked news coverage of Hurricane Sandy response and recovery efforts.
Following our recent program with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on how philanthropy can help U.S. citizens build a better democracy, David Moore, Executive Director of the Participatory Politics Foundation, talks more about their flagship website, OpenCongress.org
Avi Poster, co-founder of a new grass-roots antipoverty coalition in Nashville, sees next year as an ideal time to get policy makers thinking more about how to help the millions of Americans who are struggling to make ends meet.
The Johns Hopkins Listening Post Project has conducted a first-ever survey to gauge the thinking within the nonprofit community around the sector’s values. Over 750 nonprofits of various sizes operating in the three core nonprofit fields of human services, community development and the arts responded to a survey asking them to rate how important a set of key values were to the operation of their organizations. The survey revealed widespread consensus around the sector’s key values, important evidence that nonprofit organizations are embodying these values in their work, but also serious concerns about how effectively these values are being conveyed to important sector stakeholders.
Governor Cuomo believes that these steps will increase efficiency and reduce bureaucracy.
The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, elected Dominick Impemba and Susan Kish to its board at a meeting of the trustees on April 19, 2013.
Christine Rhee has joined the Wallace Foundation as Program Officer for the Arts.
Bessemer Trust has named Paul Connolly as its Director of Philanthropic Advisory Services. Connolly will be working to expand the Trust’s philanthropic advisory services department and assist clients nationally to develop and pursue their philanthropic interests, define their grantmaking strategies and achieve greater social impact. Bessemer Trust is a century-old wealth management firm that has over $88 billion under supervision for more than 2,100 clients, including over 400 family and independent foundations and endowments that represent more than $3 billion. Connolly will be based in Bessemer’s San Francisco office. He is currently Senior Partner and Chief Client Services Officer at TCC Group, where he has worked for more than 16 years.
In 2011, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman convened a Committee of 32 nonprofit leaders from across the state to recommend proposals that would reduce regulatory burdens on nonprofits while strengthening governance and accountability. The Committee (whose membership includes Ronna Brown, President of Philanthropy New York) developed 38 concrete recommendations, presented to the Attorney General in this report.
TFA has closed its summer training sites in New York City and Los Angeles.
The Arcus Foundation has announced that Janet Mock, a prominent writer and social justice activist, has joined the Foundation's Board of Directors.
The Arcus Foundation has announced that Jeff Trandahl has joined its Board. Trandahl is the Executive Director and CEO of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), where he leads efforts to protect and restore native species and habitats in the United States.
Nicole Reichenbach joined Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) in February 2012 as Associate, Office of the President and CEO.
Bringing its leadership position in the US food industry to the widely-acclaimed partnership for social responsibility taking root in Florida's tomato fields, Walmart today joined with its Florida tomato suppliers and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to strengthen and expand the groundbreaking Fair Food Program.
Foundation Center has elected Neal R. Hegarty to its board of trustees.
The new partnership's first act will be to fight the removal of the Fair Labor Standards Act amendment to include home care workers.