45 episodes

Independent Sector’s podcast about what nonprofits, foundations, and anyone committed to the common good needs to know about what’s happening in Washington.

Voices for Good Independent Sector

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Independent Sector’s podcast about what nonprofits, foundations, and anyone committed to the common good needs to know about what’s happening in Washington.

    S4E10: Building Community One Asset at a Time

    S4E10: Building Community One Asset at a Time

    In this episode, Kristina and Ben discuss the latest headlines and how upcoming impeachment hearings may impact how quickly nonprofit policy issues move through Congress. They also sit with Sherry Salway Black, long-time advocate and champion for Native American communities’ self-determination, asset building, community investment, and cultural revitalization. The 2019 John W. Gardner Leadership Award recipient also discusses what she’s looking forward to at Upswell, our upcoming annual gathering in Chicago, where she will accept the award.
    About the Podcast
    Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the common good.

    • 31 min
    S4E9: Centering Community Is Everything

    S4E9: Centering Community Is Everything

    In this episode, Kristina and Allison review some of the examples of advocacy in the news, reflect on IS All Staff Hill Day, and give the latest nonprofit policy updates. Laura Esquivel, director of national advocacy at Hispanic Federation, joins them to share best practices in ensuring that community-centered social change includes both direct services and advocacy. She also discusses how nonprofits and foundations can support investment in capacity building of community-led organizations and movements.
    About the Podcast
    Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the common good.

    • 36 min
    S4E8: For Back-to-School, We’d Like Some Forgiveness

    S4E8: For Back-to-School, We’d Like Some Forgiveness

    In this episode, Kristina and Ben say goodbye to summer and August Recess, but not our student loans. They also discuss the latest nonprofit policy updates, including a recently passed federal budget law, political activity, the public charge rule, and share a preview of Congress’ fall priorities. Maggie Siller, associate at the New York-based law firm Selendy & Gay, joins Ben to discuss the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and what some nonprofits are doing to ensure the U.S. Department of Education honors the program for 32 million eligible Americans.
    About the Podcast
    Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the common good.

    • 27 min
    S4E7: We Cannot Wait Around for Change

    S4E7: We Cannot Wait Around for Change

    In this episode, Kristina and Allison discuss how racism continues to be a part of our politics, the advocacy efforts of Puerto Ricans, and the latest nonprofit policy topics including updates on a budget deal, 2020 census, political activity, and SNAP. Allison also talks to David Griggs, CEO & executive director of VoteRiders, a direct service organization that ensures Americans understand and navigate current voter ID laws, so they can vote.
    About the Podcast
    Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the common good.

    • 48 min
    S4E6: Elections May Not Liberate Us, But It’s a Start

    S4E6: Elections May Not Liberate Us, But It’s a Start

    In this episode, Kristina, Ben, and Allison discuss the latest giving numbers, the citizen question on the census, and progress in the effort to repeal a provision of unrelated business income tax. Allison and Kristina also sit down with Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Liberation in a Generation, Jeremie Greer, to discuss how nonprofits, 501(c)(3)s and 501(c)(4)s, can best engage in the upcoming election season to ensure that people turn out to vote and the issues that matter to us are priorities to those we elect.
    About the Podcast
    Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the common good.

    • 46 min
    S4E5: Lead with Your Heart and Values

    S4E5: Lead with Your Heart and Values

    In this episode, Kristina, Ben, and Allison discuss the latest nonprofit policy updates and why judicial advocacy is important in an era defined by court decisions. Ben and Allison also sit down with Justine Davenport, advocacy communications specialist at Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Steve Taylor, senior vice president and counsel for public policy at United Way Worldwide, who reflect on whether recent Independent Sector research on values-based messaging rings true to their own experience advocating on Capitol Hill.
    About the Podcast
    Voices for Good is Independent Sector’s policy podcast for nonprofits, foundations, and anyone advancing the common good.

    • 46 min

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