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The Internal Revenue Service today issued interim guidance regarding the treatment of qualified transportation fringe benefit expenses paid or incurred after Dec. 31, 2017.
The Springfield Foundation (401)K Summary Plan Description
A Philanthropy Ohio colleague would like to know if other community foundations have policies or practices regarding commitments to multi-year grant awards. Specifically, they want to know if community foundations generally do, or do not, make multi-year grant awards and what are some of the reasons for doing or not doing this practice?
A Philanthropy Ohio colleague is interested in ideas on engaging individuals in the new year and wondered if other community foundations have offered a meeting/luncheon/seminar for non-profits to come and learn about the grant process? (e.g.; How to complete a grant application.)
A Philanthropy Ohio has inquired regarding the most frequently used/preferred resource for due diligence and ascertaining a tax-exempt organization’s standing with the IRS. Are foundations using the IRS Exempt Organization Select Check? GuideStar’s Charity Check? Some other tool?
A Philanthropy Ohio community foundation colleague would like to know if anyone has been successful in creating a restricted or donor-advised fund that benefits local veterans in your community. If so, could you please share a document or specifics on how it works including what charitable organization that it flows through?
A community foundation is considering requiring all scholarship recipients to submit a thank you note to their office when the scholarship check is picked up. They would like any examples of how other foundations might handle a requirement such as this.
The report of the new commission on the skills of the american workforce.
As the new century unfolds, O hio stands at a crossroads. O ver the past 20 years, our state and local leaders have worked to improve student, school and system performance. W e have seen progress in some areas, but our education system falls far short of preparing all students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
This report identifies the top education priorities of Ohio’s philanthropic community.
Listserv request for sample job descriptions for Development Director position
Grant summary report template.
Post back from query: Could you please share your board travel policies? We are looking to revamp ours and add more clarification around air travel.
Query Question - A Philanthropy Ohio colleague would like to know if you can provide insight and recommendations on professional development trainings for communications professionals in philanthropy. Also, any recommended conferences (in addition to the Communications Network conference), that have been helpful?
Query: A Northeast Ohio-based, small staff, family foundation is seeking advice from peers within the Philanthropy Ohio network on recommended facilitators to guide the foundation trustees through a planning retreat. The ultimate goal is to develop a strategic plan that will assist the foundation in narrowing its funding focus.
A guide to election-related activities for 501(c)(3) organizations.
The Center for Community Solutions lays out the fiscal implications of an aging Ohio.
Learn more about how the state’s $150.4 billion biennium budget’s policy will affect philanthropy and your community. The main operating budget for FY 2020-2021, which was introduced in late March, is now at the top of the General Assembly’s agenda. With hearings in the House Finance Committee and Subcommittees in full swing, the over 1800 page document will undergo its comprehensive and stringent legislative process in both chambers.