Nonprofits and Philanthropy in 2017

Subtitled: “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”* …For Some 2017 hasn’t even happened yet, and already its impact is being felt by nonprofits and philanthropists. Some donors are giving bigger in anticipation of their future tax savings under a President Trump. Many nonprofits are already seeing more and bigger gifts from supporters who believe… Continue reading Nonprofits and Philanthropy in 2017


Philanthropy Trend: Donor Dropouts and Decreases

Here’s a pretty disturbing summary of American philanthropy trends from 2015: In a Slatearticle posted yesterday, Helaine Olen notes that [emphasis mine]: Americans gave a record-setting $373 billion to charitable endeavors in 2015, according to the Giving USA Foundation’s annual philanthropic survey. When the Institute for Policy Studies crunched the data to discover who exactly was giving what, it discovered… Continue reading Philanthropy Trend: Donor Dropouts and Decreases


Money, Politics, Nonprofits, & Government

It was way back in February 2017 that, at the National Prayer Breakfast, newly installed President Donald Trump stated he’d “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution.” Super: Another way to inject money into politics. NPR’s explainer tells you about the amendment,… Continue reading Money, Politics, Nonprofits, & Government