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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Episode 11: There’s Another Branch! Judicial Advocacy and Nonprofits

March 30, 2017

In this week’s episode, Jamie and Kristina discuss major updates to the fate of the Affordable Care Act repeal and replace plan, what to expect now on the timing of tax reform, upcoming debates on the federal budget.Also, what’s going on with the Supreme Court nomination hearings?

We’re joined by Gregory M. Lipper, partner at Clinton Brook & Peed, and former counsel at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, who gives us some insights on how judicial advocacy fits into your full advocacy strategy.

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 10: It’s Open Season (on Federal Funding)

March 23, 2017

In this week’s episode, Jamie and Kristina discuss the week’s news, including the latest with the House health care bill and President Trump’s budget proposal. It's non-binding, but the president's budget is a window into an Administration's priorities - and so far what we've seen may have serious implications for the charitable community and people we serve.

We also welcome back Sarah Egge of Washington Council Ernst & Young to go beyond the black and white of hard numbers to discuss the potential impact and likely next steps as the Trump Administration and Congress navigate budget season.

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 9: Regulatory Advocacy Made Real

March 16, 2017

In this week’s episode, Jamie and Kristina run through the news of the week including the Congressional Budget Office report on the American Health Care Act and how this might affect the timing of tax reform. They are also joined by Laura Weidner of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to talk about the practical advantages and opportunities for nonprofits to engage directly with executive agencies to effect policy change.

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 8: Healthcare Is, In Fact, Complicated

March 9, 2017

We have a bill… or two bills… and they may need more. House Republicans are proceeding with legislation to repeal and replace large portions of the Affordable Care Act. Kristina and Jamie welcome back Heather Meade from Washington Council, Ernst and Young to talk through legislative strategy, highlights, what happens next, and what it all could mean for the nonprofit community and the people we serve.

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 7: Addressing the Address

March 2, 2017

In this week’s episode, we focus on President Donald J. Trump's first address to Congress. Independent Sector Chief Strategy Officer Jeff Moore joins Kristina and Jamie to discuss what we learned about the Administration’s policy priorities, what the charitable sector needs to know, and where we go from here.

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 6: Special Edition – Johnson Revisited

February 23, 2017

Thanks to great listener feedback, we take another crack at the Johnson Amendment, hosting a "mock debate" between Jamie Tucker and resident expert Allison Grayson to help talk through in better context some of the various arguments around Johnson Amendment repeal and implications for nonprofit organizations.

This podcast is a follow up to Episode 4: The Johnson What?

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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