Public Policy

Concerns Raised That U.S. Census Count Changes, Funding Cutbacks May Hurt Connecticut

Release Date: 
10/09/2017

HARTFORD, CT -- CT by the Numbers reports on the Census 2020 and how underfundingf the process can hurt Connecticut. CCP's promotion of the national United Philanthropy Forum webinar is mentioned, as well as, DataHaven's research on the potential impact on Connecticut nonprofits.

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CCP Update - Disaster Relief - DACA - Johnson Amendment/Census Funding

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09/14/2017

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's update from September 14, 2017 gives information, resources and learning opportunities related to: disaster relief, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Johnson Amendment & Census Funding.

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CCP Policy Update - September 7, 2017

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09/07/2017

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's public policy update from the Septeber 7, 2017 ebrief includes information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); a RALLY to Protect Nonprofit Services; and the State Charity Officials Letter to Congress: Keep the Johnson Amendment.

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CCP Policy Update - July 19, 2017

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07/19/2017

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's public policy update from July 19, 2017 includes information from the National Council of Nonprofits on "Congress Increasing Efforts to Politicize Nonprofits."

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Keep Partisan Politics Out of the Charitable Sector

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04/05/2017

WASHINGTON, DC -- A broad, nationwide coalition of 501(c)(3) organizations, made up of charitable nonprofits, including religious institutions, philanthropy serving organizations and foundations, delivered a clear message to Congress today: maintain the current law that protects nonprofit organizations from being hounded for partisan political contributions and endorsements. Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is aslo a signer of the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship.

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Philanthropy Leaders Urge Congress to Strengthen Charitable Giving

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03/21/2017

WASHINGTON, DC — More than 250 philanthropy leaders from across the nation, including five representing Connecticut philanthropy, are gathering on Capitol Hill starting today to urge lawmakers to value and strengthen charitable giving in America. Their meetings are part of Foundations on the Hill, a multi-day event presented by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers in partnership with the Council on Foundations and the Alliance for Charitable Reform.

A Critical Time for Philanthropy’s Voice to Be Heard

Release Date: 
02/01/2017

A blog post by Davis Biemesderfer, President & CEO of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (FORUM). David continues to highlight the importance of philanthropy to be a voice for the issues and values it cares about regardless of political affiliation and the role some regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSO) have taken. He also discusses the Forum’s role in this work and the value of Foundations on the Hill to bring philanthropy’s collective voice to the Hill.

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