The ballots are in and voters have spoken. No matter how you voted last week, it’s clear that big changes are coming for philanthropy and the people and programs we support.
To arm you with facts that will inform your work in 2017, Arizona Grantmakers Forum will host educational programs on topics ranging from President-elect Donald Trump’s tax plan and its impact on charitable giving to proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act and more. Please watch your inboxes for details in the coming weeks!
Beyond its policy implications, the 2016 election also revealed stark divisions among Americans. The Arizona Grantmakers Forum board of directors and team believe that philanthropy has a critical leadership role to play in bridging those divides.
Guided by our values—Integrity, Collaboration, Community Stewardship, Diversity & Inclusion and Transparency—and our vision of a vibrant Arizona where all people thrive, AGF will lead important conversations that seek to deepen understanding and strengthen our communities.
Working together, we will be a powerful force for positive change.
In the meantime, we’re pleased to share the following post-election resources, news items and programming. We encourage to you help us grow this list, so please send your suggestions and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2016 Elections/Impact on the Work of Charitable Nonprofits – The National Council of Nonprofits released an analysis to help nonprofits and philanthropy make sense of the 2016 federal elections and results of state and local elections.
- At Most Immediate Risk: Executive Orders and Regulations that Affect the Work of Nonprofits (Nonprofit Quarterly)
- Where Will Donald Trump Find His Policy Agenda? Clues for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Quarterly)
- Trump Win Might Push More Onto State NPOs (The Nonprofit Times)
- Trump’s White House Victory Could Spell Money Woes for Charities (Chronicle of Philanthropy)
- Inequity Makes Us Sick: A Post-2016 Election Message (Association of Black Foundation Executives)
- Time for Philanthropy to Step Up (Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers)
- Post Election Resources (Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees)
- Election 2016: Giving Voice and Healing Divisions (Minnesota Council on Foundations)
- Post-Election: Philanthropy Prepares for Change (Philanthropy New York)
- Post-Election Resources (Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers)
- Our Unfolding Times (FSG)
- Post-Election Resources (Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees)
- It’s Day One of the Trump Era: Let’s Defend Philanthropy– written by Henry Berman of Exponent Philanthropy
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published several opinion pieces post-election including messages for philanthropy from the Trump victory, calls to embrace Trump voters, thoughts on what’s ahead for charitable giving and more.
Philanthropy in the Age of Trump: Six Predictions (Inside Philanthropy)
- NOV. 21 WEBINAR – Trump’s Presidency and the New Congress- What the Future Holds for Immigrants and Refugees– Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and partners hosted a webinar on Monday, Nov. 21. It grounded funders in the immediate concerns facing immigrant and refugee communities, provided early analyses of the policy and political landscape including the new Congress and offered a preview of plans to protect due process and fundamental rights at the local, state and federal level.
- Philanthropy and the Renewal of Democracy: Is it Time to Step Up Our Game? (Philanthropy Northwest & Kettering Foundation)