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

June 6, 2018

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 Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the common good.

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S3E6: The Universal Deduction Lives!

May 23, 2018

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, foundations, and anyone advancing the common good.

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S3E5: Want Change? Vote.

April 25, 2018

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 common good.

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S3E4: UBIT? You Bet!

April 20, 2018

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 it.

About the Podcast

Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the common good.

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S3E3: They Did What?

March 28, 2018

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.

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S3E2: Make the 2020 Census Count

March 1, 2018

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 for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the common good.

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S3E1: Guess Who’s Back

February 15, 2018

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 good.

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S2E9: We Weren’t Kidding. It’s Bad.

November 30, 2017

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 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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S2E8: Can You Hear Us Now?

October 12, 2017

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 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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S2E7: Cookies and Vegetables

September 28, 2017

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 tasteless) realities when it’s time to legislate.

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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