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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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Reframing newsletter

New Podcast Offers Framed Take on Early Childhood Development

February 6, 2020

As readers know, we’re always excited to see examples of reframing in action. So we were thrilled to learn about a new podcast series, The Brain Architects, from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. The Center, among other organizations, has long supported the FrameWorks Institute’s research on communications strategies for early childhood […]

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Building on the Public Policy Momentum – Sector Leadership Spot

January 30, 2020

By David L. Thompson, National Council of Nonprofits 2019 was a pretty good year from the perspective of nonprofit advocacy and public policy. Can the positive momentum continue into 2020? Based on what’s already happened, the answer is an emphatic: Yes. Especially for human service providers. (Spoiler alert: forward progress is being made in getting […]

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Proposed Fair Housing Regulation Would Harm Fair Housing Efforts

January 28, 2020

By Zachary Tashman On January 7, 2020, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a proposed rule that would weaken the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulatory requirement on state and local governments receiving HUD funding to report on housing discrimination and access problems under the 1968 Fair Housing Act (FHA), as […]

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