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The Out Fund for Lesbian & Gay Liberation of the Funding Exchange moves to the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is honored to welcome the Out Fund for Lesbian & Gay Liberation of the Funding Exchange to their home of LGBTQI funds.

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A Comparison of Donor Advised Funds and Public Foundations

Monday, March 11th, 2013

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Both businesses and individuals have a wide variety of financial vehicles from which to choose for their charitable giving and donations. Two of the most common such vehicles are donor advised funds and public foundations.

Public Foundations

Public foundations exist …

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What is Progressive Philanthropy and Why Does It Matter Today?

Monday, February 25th, 2013

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Progressive philanthropy, put as simply as possible, is the act of promoting human wellbeing through social change. Progressive philanthropists attempt to improve people’s lives by providing them with the means to eliminate the conditions that adversely affect them. For example, …

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How Technology Helps Level the Playing Field in Grassroots Social Justice

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

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The movement toward grassroots social justice efforts is just one of several benefits of the increased emphasis on interconnectivity in today’s society. Never before has a collective consciousness been so apparent than that which has been established in recent years …

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Healing the World

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

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As I write this blog, the sun is streaming through the windows of my office, the sky is beautifully blue, and outside it is “room temperature”, as an old friend of mine used to say. Yet the beauty of the day is in dissonance with my perception of the world today. It is September 11, and I have found myself returning to a day, which started just as perfectly but ended very differently eleven years ago.

Now’s the Time to Remember Lee Atwater

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

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I'm not always sure that we've come a long way, but I hope that we've come far enough that the long-term strategy of race-baiting to win elections won't work as easily as it used to. As the Republican National Convention opens this week in Florida, we're coming off a week where the soon-to-be nominated candidate "joked" to a crowd that "no one's ever asked to see my...

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Change Isn’t Just for Everyone Else

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

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Even though it's hot out and New York City is fairly empty, there's still a lot going on over here at the Funding Exchange -- but the flurry of activity may not be obvious, so I'm writing this blog to keep our allies, friends and supporters in the loop. There are big talks going on within Funding Exchange right now, as our board discusses what role we should take as an organization in the future...

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Don’t Let Up the Pressure on Arizona

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Education repression is nothing new. It often walks arm-in-arm with political and economic exclusion along race, gender, or class lines.  Funding Exchange is proud to support grassroots organizing work in Arizona that mobilizes the community against education repression.

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Celebrating UNITY in 99% Spring – the Power of Social Networking and Community Giving

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

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Join Funding Exchange staff at the next Giveback tonight (July 26)! This month’s event will feature United We Dream and immigrant youth organizing and will be held at Lucky Chengs/Bamboo (map) in the Lower East Side, Manhattan.

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What You Need to Know About Citizens United and Democracy

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

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In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled, in Citizen’s United v. Federal Elections Commission (commonly referred to as Citizens United, and here as “CU”), that corporations and unions can spend money on electioneering – supporting candidates directly and asking people to vote for them. Citizens United, a tax-exempt 501 (c) (4) organization proposed airing negative videos about Hillary Clinton.