While grantmaking is often the main tool funders think about in terms of impact, there are many other innovative ways to use your time, relationships, and resources to support your nonprofit partners and the communities you serve. Funders can leverage their established platform to spread the word about needed support and convene important partners, or can provide additional capacity to organizations beyond the check. Some look internally, and implement impact investing with the other 95% of their assets. And others support advocacy initiatives outside of their established grantmaking to shift the laws and policies that affect their work. This webinar will highlight different methods for providing support beyond grantmaking, and how to think through what can work for your philanthropy.
The IRS and Treasury Department recently shared proposed regulations that focus mostly on important definitions surrounding donor advised funds (DAFs) and are the first set of proposed rules we expect to see from Treasury over the next year. The regulations are now in the public comment period and Treasury will use comments to continue to refine these regulations.
Join us for this virtual gathering for programming staff to share what you’re seeing in your own work and crowdsource ideas from your peers across the state. This will be an open space for discussion, so please bring your questions, concerns and highlights from your own work to share with the group. As we continue our collective equity journey, we invite you to bring forward equity-related topics to our roundtables throughout the year. This conversation is open to all CMF members whether your work touches programming or you have a dedicated programming role.
Join your fellow CMF members for Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) in Washington, D.C.! FOTH, hosted by United Philanthropy Forum in partnership with Independent Sector and the Council on Foundations, is our sector's opportunity to speak with a unified voice before members of Congress. During FOTH you can expect to educate Michigan's delegation about the importance of philanthropy, inform them of the work that foundations are leading in and with community in their districts and advocate on behalf of issues impacting the sector and the communities we serve. We look forward to building relationships and engaging in conversations with our elected officials about opportunities for philanthropy and government to work in partnership for thriving, equitable communities across Michigan.