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Independent Sector’s podcast about what nonprofits, foundations, and anyone committed to the common good needs to know about what’s happening in Washington.

Independent Sector’s podcast about what nonprofits, foundations, and anyone committed to the common good needs to know about what’s happening in Washington.
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Independent Sector’s podcast about what nonprofits, foundations, and anyone committed to the common good needs to know about what’s happening in Washington.

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English


Episodes

S3E9: FASB, What Now?

9/25/2018
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In this episode, Kristina, Ben, and Allison get together after a longer than expected hiatus to discuss all the happenings in the nonprofit world including a new IRS commissioner, updates on government spending bills, new donor disclosure rules, and charitable giving changes in 2018. IS’s Carolyn Mollen and TechSoup’s Chris Worman then join Kristina to discuss FASB’s new accounting rule regarding cloud computer services. Why, you may ask? Because it’s a small but important step to ensuring...

Duration:00:35:09

S3E8: Recess Is Serious Business

7/13/2018
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In this episode, Kristina and Ben discuss the latest happenings in Washington with the Johnson Amendment, charitable giving, and the Supreme Court. We are also joined by Neal Denton, senior vice president and chief government affairs officer at YMCA of the USA, who tells us why engaging with lawmakers during August recess is important and can deliver big results. About the Podcast Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the...

Duration:00:27:03

S3E7: Recess, Elections, and Race, Oh My!

6/6/2018
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In this episode, Kristina is joined by IS policy directors, Ben Kershaw and Allison Grayson, to discuss the cancellation of August Recess, bipartisan momentum on 2019 appropriations, and what all nonprofits should be doing to participate in primary election season. We also welcome back Kerrien Suarez, director of Equity in the Center, who discusses their new publication about creating a race equity culture in nonprofit organizations. About the Podcast Voices for Good is Independent...

Duration:00:34:21

S3E6: The Universal Deduction Lives!

5/23/2018
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In this episode, Jamie and Kristina discuss how foreign policy might affect the sector’s work, emphasize the need to continue advocating, and talk universal charitable deduction. While we officially bid farewell to Jamie as the co-host, we welcome Ben Kershaw, IS’s new director of public policy and government relations, to give us insight into what he thinks is next for the charitable community. About the Podcast Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits,...

Duration:00:25:07

S3E5: Want Change? Vote.

4/25/2018
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In this episode, Jamie and Kristina talk about volunteer time, sector work culture, voting, and share some details on upcoming changes to the podcast. Brian Miller, executive director of Nonprofit VOTE, joins us to discuss voter engagement and how new toolkits for foundations can help us work toward a sector that holds power and empowers others in our democracy. About the Podcast Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the...

Duration:00:30:57

S3E4: UBIT? You Bet!

4/20/2018
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This episode, Jamie and Kristina need extra help to explain unrelated business income tax (UBIT) – yes, that’s a tax on tax-exempt organizations. We also discuss babies in the Senate, changes in Congress, and IRS bills. Guests include IS’ Carolyn Mollen and League of American Orchestras’ Heather Noonan, who help us explain how the tax bill passed in December had provisions that increase taxes on nonprofits, hindering their ability to deliver on their missions. Hear what you can do about...

Duration:00:33:32

S3E3: They Did What?

3/28/2018
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A bipartisan spending package? This Congress? Yeah, it happened. Jamie and Kristina are joined by Independent Sector’s own Allison Grayson to break down the latest federal spending bill, celebrate youth advocacy, ignore parts of the news cycle (kind of), and discuss a Johnson Amendment win…for now! About the Podcast Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the common good.

Duration:00:25:34

S3E2: Make the 2020 Census Count

3/1/2018
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In this episode, Jamie and Kristina discuss the incredible advocacy work of young people and bring you updates on DACA and the Johnson Amendment. Independent Sector’s Allison Grayson also sits down with Maggie Osborn of United Philanthropy Forum to discuss the importance of the U.S. Census on every aspect of our lives. Listen for tips on what organizations and individuals should do to ensure a successful 2020 Census. About the Podcast Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast...

Duration:00:31:57

S3E1: Guess Who’s Back

2/15/2018
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Jamie and Kristina are back at it with a new podcast name. Voices for Good, formerly 100 Days for Good, promises to give you more analysis and commentary on policy issues affecting the charitable community and more exciting guests and experts. In our first episode back, we reflect on how much we all aged in 2017 and what we have to look forward to in 2018. About the Podcast Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the common...

Duration:00:17:07

S2E9: We Weren’t Kidding. It’s Bad.

11/30/2017
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We’re back, and it seems that the world is on fire. Jamie, Kristina, and Allison share the latest on tax reform, which is changing by the day. The news isn’t looking good for the sector and those we serve, but there is still time to take a stand. We also spend some time on other key issues we face before the year ends, including 2018 spending, DACA, CHIP, and net neutrality rule changes - and round it out with a call to find the hope and keep on fighting. About the Podcast 100 Days for...

Duration:00:45:45

S2E8: Can You Hear Us Now?

10/12/2017
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Remember when we told you that your advocacy matters? We have proof. Kristina and Jamie run through the news over the last two weeks, advocate everyone remember self-care amidst the negativity, then break down an important first step to ensure all Americans are incentivized to give in support of their communities. Rusty Mau, legislative assistant to Rep Mark Walker (R-NC), joins us to share more about the Universal Charitable Giving Act of 2017 (H.R. 3988).. About the Podcast 100 Days for...

Duration:00:24:04

S2E7: Cookies and Vegetables

9/28/2017
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Repeal and replace – dead for now? What should we make of the new tax reform blueprint and the impact of the whole process on the charitable community and those we serve? Kristina and Jamie are joined this episode by Heather Meade of Washington Council, Ernst & Young for a post mortem on the latest health care efforts, a look ahead on tax reform, and reminder that the sweet policy treats offered in talking points by policymakers will eventually give way to much tougher (and sometimes...

Duration:00:29:19

S2E6: What’s Next?

9/14/2017
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Recess is over. Is it ever. Kristina and Jamie return after a long August to recap the latest from Washington and what the last 30 days may tell us about the rest of the year for tax reform, federal spending, health care, and the vitality of our sector. We’re also joined by the always engaging Jatrice Martel Gaiter of Volunteers of America to talk about National Voter Registration Day and the power of participation. Decisions are made by those who show up - and we have work to do. About...

Duration:00:42:25

S2E5: For Whom the (Recess) Bell Tolls

8/10/2017
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Ask not for whom the recess bell tolls, because, well, we hope you know the rest. As Members of Congress head to their home districts this month, Jamie and Allison (filling in for Kristina this week) share why nonprofits should take advantage of the opportunity to share their stories on their home turf. Before our policy wonks get into some tips and resources to tee up your August conversations with policymakers, Jamie and Allison walk through the latest news from Capitol Hill, including the...

Duration:00:34:26

S2E4: Woke Is an Action Word

7/21/2017
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Jamie and Kristina discuss the latest healthcare update, review what Congress has to accomplish after August Recess, and highlight some rare examples of civility in politics today. Independent Sector’s Allison Grayson also joins Kristina to interview Kerrien Suarez, director of Equity in the Center, a project of ProInspire. We talk about why diversity, equity, and inclusion should be important priorities for the charitable sector and what they have to do with positive policy outcomes. About...

Duration:00:32:09

S2E3: The Pen Is Mightier

7/13/2017
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This week, Jamie and Kristina try to ignore the Russia situation to talk about some of the issues affecting the sector, including plans before August Recess. Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, also joins us to talk about the role media has played in shaping public perceptions about the charitable sector and what has changed since the trade newspaper launched almost 30 years ago. About the Podcast 100 Days for Good is Independent Sector’s podcast about what nonprofits,...

Duration:00:30:58

S2E2: It’s About Rights and Responsibilities

6/29/2017
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Jamie and Kristina discuss the week’s news including a healthcare update, which senator is tasked with overseeing individual tax reform, and what the Supreme Court decision on the travel ban means. Kristen Cambell, executive director or PACE (Philanthropy of Active Civic Engagement), also joins us to talk about civic engagement, how funders are supporting this work, and PACE’s new helpful resource – The Civic Engagement Primer. About the Podcast 100 Days for Good is Independent Sector’s...

Duration:00:31:40

S2E1: Back from the Beltway

6/15/2017
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Has it really only been five weeks? Kristina and Jamie return following a brief hiatus to catch up on a number of issues of importance on the federal policy landscape for the charitable community from spending and health care to tax reform (yes, it’s still on deck). They also preview the “plan” for Season 2 and respond to listener feedback from the first season. Note: This episode was recorded prior to the tragic shooting at the congressional GOP baseball practice on Wednesday, June 14....

Duration:00:18:03

Episode 16: Season Finale

5/4/2017
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This week, we talk about the latest news with healthcare, tax reform, and the federal budget. Independent Sector President and CEO Dan Cardinali also joins Jamie and Kristina to share his thoughts we reflect back on the first 100 days and what we expect for the charitable community in the next 100 days. About the Podcast 100 Days for Good is Independent Sector’s podcast about what nonprofits, foundations, and anyone committed to the common good needs to know about what’s happening in...

Duration:00:42:27

Episode 15: Let’s Talk About Taxes…Again!

4/27/2017
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As we approach the 100-day mark, the Trump Administration is looking to get all the wins they can to brand this period as a success. Part of that effort is unveiling some details of their tax reform plan. Jamie and Kristina sit down with Steve Taylor, senior vice president for public policy at United Way Worldwide, to react to Trump’s tax plan. While the Administration proposes keeping the charitable deduction, changes to the standard deduction and other proposals raise some red flags for...

Duration:00:29:17