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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development
This report includes self-reported data about gender and racial diversity on the boards of directors and at the CEO/Executive Director positions of the 150 largest 501(c)3 nonprofits in Rhode Island, or roughly 4% of the total number of public charities in the state. The report is...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Community Development, Health
Nonprofit hospitals can be powerful allies in helping to create healthier communities. In order to qualify for their nonprofit federal tax exemption, hospitals must be organized and operated for a “charitable purpose” or provide benefits to the community. These benefits are guided...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report lays out a set of policy and political interventions that cities, regions, and states can make to increase municipal revenue and to make their collections more progressive. Cities have historically suffered enormous budget shortfalls and after the Great Recession, available...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
PILOTs are voluntary payments made by tax-exempt nonprofits as a substitute for property taxes. These payments typically result from negotiations between local government officials and individual nonprofits, but the exact arrangements vary widely. PILOTs can be formal, long-term contracts,...

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