CCS is pleased to share the news, views, and tools you may have missed this past week!

  1. More names added to the Giving Pledge.  Dagmar Dolby, Dean and Marianne Metropoulos, and Nick Hanauer are among the fourteen additional donors who have promised to give at least half of their wealth to charity.  Bios for all new signatories can be found at the Giving Pledge.
  2. Non-profits react to Trump’s proposed tax overhaul. It is looking less and less likely that tax changes will go into effect this year. This week in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, leaders and experts shared what the new tax code could look like and how it might affect fundraising. 
  3. The Ford Foundation returns to Detroit. After leaving the city of its founder nearly 65 years ago, The Ford Foundation is going back to the Motor City.  Crain’s Detroit Business reported that new program office Kevin Ryan will spearhead the Foundation’s major initiative to invest in the city’s affordable housing.
  4. CCS Highlights the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.  Senior Director Chris Dake chatted with Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’s Vice President of Development, Amy Beros, about their recent successful campaign and its impact on the larger community.
  5. Put down the phone! Do you find yourself reaching for your phone as soon as you wake up in the morning, anxiously scrolling for that email from a donor, board member, or staff member? Thrive Global explains why this small habit leads to big anxiety and shares more productive and positive ways to start your day.

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