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The Journey to Reframe Human Services

The Kresge Foundation has made a significant grant to the National Assembly to continue on their path to reframing human...

The Kresge Foundation has made a significant grant to the National Assembly to continue on their path to reframing human services. The National Human Services Assembly (NHSA), the association of leading national nonprofit human service networks and organizations, launched a discussion in 2011 on why human services struggle for adequate funding and are little discussed or understood in the public square. The discussion led to the notion of "reframing human services," applying what has been learned in the social sciences about presenting the concepts and messages of an endeavor in ways that reflect reality and that resonate with the public (in an apolitical way). Read more here.

House Approves New Savings Accounts for People with Disabilities

The House of Representatives on December 3rd passed legislation to create tax-free savings accounts for people with d...

The House of Representatives on December 3rd passed legislation to create tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities. AJFCA has advocated for passage of the ABLE Act for the past six years and is hopeful that The Senate, where the legislation has 70 co-sponsors, will soon pass this important legislation.Passed by a vote of 404-17, the bill known as the ABLE Act is intended to help Americans with disabilities pay for the associated expenses, including medical costs and finding employment.

House Approves New Savings Accounts for People with Disabilities, December 3, 2014, The Hill, by Cristina Marcos
 

 

With Naming Gifts, 'Perpetuity' Is a Matter of Negotiation

Nonprofits and cultural institutions have often raised large gifts by offering perpetual naming rights to their build...

Nonprofits and cultural institutions have often raised large gifts by offering perpetual naming rights to their buildings in exchange for financial support. Perpetuity has now become "a matter of negotiation" according to attorney William D. Zabel, which allows organizations to garner additional financial benefits after the terms of the original agreement expire. Continue reading here.

With Naming Gifts, "Perpetuity" Is a Matter of Negotiation, November 27, 2014, New York Times, by Sam Roberts