National Human Services Assembly
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Issue Feature: Calculating Poverty in the United States

February 27, 2020

By Zachary Tashman In early February, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing entitled, “A Threat to America’s Children: The Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes to the Poverty Line Calculation” in reaction to a May 2019 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) public notice widely seen as raising the possibility of changing the […]

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Initiatives newsletter

What We Are Learning About the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap – Sector Leadership Spot

February 24, 2020

By Frances Kunreuther, Building Movement Project The Building Movement Project (BMP) is a national research, resource, and training organization that pushes and challenges nonprofit organizations to integrate social justice principles into their work. We do this by working on various projects across our three focus areas: movement building, service and social change, and leadership. Last […]

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Reframing newsletter

Media’s Response to 2021 Budget Reinforces Need for Reframing

February 20, 2020

Earlier this month, the Administration released its Fiscal Year 2021 budget with expected funding cuts to several human service programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid, as well as eliminating funding for others such as after school programs and the Community Development Block Grant. And expectedly, media headlines followed citing decreased funding […]

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2020 Risk Forecast – Sector Leadership Spot

February 13, 2020

The jovial celebration of each passing year also ushers in a sense of unease and uncertainty: what will we face next? In 2020, nonprofit teams face new risks brought on by global megatrends, as well as a few familiar risks that continue to morph and present new challenges. The Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) team […]

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Issue Feature: Paid Family Leave

February 11, 2020

By Zachary Tashman Background The United States is the only developed country in the world that does not guarantee paid time off for families to take care of a newborn child or a sick relative on a national level. Though the federal government guarantees women 12 weeks unpaid job protected maternity leave through the Family […]

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