S2E5: For Whom the (Recess) Bell Tolls

August 10, 2017

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 long road ahead for federal spending and tax reform (not to mention action on the Johnson Amendment that might come with it).

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 Washington.

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S2E4: Woke Is an Action Word

July 21, 2017

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 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 Washington.

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S2E3: The Pen Is Mightier

July 13, 2017

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

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S2E2: It’s About Rights and Responsibilities

June 29, 2017

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 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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S2E1: Back from the Beltway

June 15, 2017

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. Kristina and Jamie – and the entire IS family – were horrified by this event and send our best wishes of recovery and peace to all affected. While we are committed to delivering our unique style each episode, we also take seriously the responsibility of being part of a solution that encourages better and more open discourse in this country. We hope you’ll join us in this effort as part of Season 2. 

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 Washington.

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Episode 16: Season Finale

May 4, 2017

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 Washington.

Production sponsored by Miles Knight. Creative + Strategy. MilesKnight.com

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

April 27, 2017

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 nonprofits.

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 Washington.

Production sponsored by Miles Knight. Creative + Strategy. MilesKnight.com

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Episode 14: The Art(s) of Advocacy

April 20, 2017

The arts community is made of a diverse set of cultural and civic organizations especially affected by recent policy proposals to cut federal funding and limit the incentive for charitable giving. Brandon Gryde, director of government affairs for Dance/USA and OPERA America, joins us to discuss the value of advocacy for arts organizations and how the arts sector has been on the forefront of engaging policymakers around budget and tax issues on behalf of the entire charitable community.

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 Washington.

Production sponsored by Miles Knight. Creative + Strategy. MilesKnight.com

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Episode 13: Recess - Back to the Basics

April 13, 2017

Washington, DC feels a little empty this week with Members of Congress back home (and the president in Florida), but looking back over the first 12 weeks, maybe a little quiet isn't so bad. Kristina and Jamie discuss the latest news from the city that never turns off its smartphones and share some practical tips for how you can engage with your elected officials during recess.

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 Washington.

Production sponsored by Miles Knight. Creative + Strategy. MilesKnight.com

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Episode 12: Tax Reform - The Devil’s in the Details

April 6, 2017

In this week’s episode, Jamie and Kristina are joined by Hadar Susskind of the Council on Foundations to discuss the news, including how healthcare reform is back on someone’s table, and take a deep dive on tax reform.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the charitable deduction, and policymakers’ plans for comprehensive tax reform may open the door to strengthen and expand incentives to give in the tax code – but there are also many more potential reform priorities that could impact our work and the people we serve. We discuss what the charitable and philanthropic community needs to know in the tax reform debate.

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 Washington.

Production sponsored by Miles Knight. Creative + Strategy. MilesKnight.com

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