Philanthropy Roundup: January 2019

Charitable Giving Philanthropy Stories
In today's climate of shifting politics, social justice movements and tax reform, charitable giving is more affected than ever to the trends of our time.

If you’re a philanthropist, your schedule might make it hard to keep up with the latest news, topics and emerging trends in the world of giving back.

That’s why we’re making it easier for you to stay current.

Our “Philanthropy Roundup” posts highlight stories – at the local and national level – that are valuable to our readers and will keep you up to date in the world of philanthropy. Check out the articles below.

Philanthropy Roundup

Nonprofits Step In to Fill Gaps During Government Shutdown
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Nonprofits and volunteers across the country helped workers in a variety of ways during the government shutdown, including offering financial assistance to federal workers and providing small diversions to get them through their struggles.

2019: The Year of the Civic CEO
Sustainable Brands
New mediums of communication, power and trust produced the Civic CEO in 2018, and she is here to stay. As business leaders continue to face increasing pressure to engage with the civic debates of our time, such as gun control, immigration, privacy, police brutality and climate change, CEOs who shy from this responsibility will find themselves unable to build or lead communities.

Following Devastating Hurricanes, These Funders Get Behind Island Climate Resilience
Inside Philanthropy
With the increase of natural disasters, many organizations across the U.S. are boosting efforts to help communities not only recover from past disasters, but also to strengthen local infrastructure and anticipate future climate impacts.

NCPC honors Volunteers of the Year
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The North County Philanthropy Council honored 94 Volunteers of the Year from 88 of its member organizations at its 31st annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon. Among the recipients were dedicated philanthropists throughout San Diego, many of whom give back to the community through The San Diego Foundation’s Regional Affiliate Program, including Carlsbad Charitable Foundation members Gaylen Freeman, Jeff Pashby, Karen Pearson and Justin Peek, Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation President Debbie Kurth, Oceanside Charitable Foundation member Billie Nunan and Escondido Charitable Foundation members Colleen MacKinnon, Douglas Moir and Rebecca Raymond. Congratulations to all the volunteers!

Foundations, Estates Expected to Fuel Rise in Philanthropy
The Nonprofit Times
Charitable giving should grow during the next two years, powered by giving from foundations and estates, according to a new study. According to a new report from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI, total giving is expected to grow by 3.4 percent and 4.1 percent, respectively, for 2019 and 2020, according to The Philanthropy Outlook 2019 & 2020.