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Fundraising in 2018: Looking Back to Move Forward

As 2019 begins, we can look back on 2018 and explore important trends that have shaped philanthropy and consider how they will affect the year ahead.  The world of giving has been shaped by at least five trends: 1. Volatile markets impact giving. December 2017 was a record giving month for many nonprofits in the […]

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Women’s Philanthropy Institute Council

The WPI Council is a group of volunteer leaders committed to advancing the vision and mission of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. Council members serve as ambassadors to external stakeholders, elevate the Women’s Philanthropy Institute profile, and strengthen the institute’s global impact. Bruce Flessner is proud to serve on this committee that recognizes in order to […]

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Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Itemized Deduction for Charitable Contributions

Our country and its citizens have a proud history of generosity and contributing to our communities and those in need. For almost a century, the charitable tax deduction has encouraged Americans to continue these philanthropic efforts into present day. The non-profits we support feed, clothe, educate, enlighten, and support those in need through a network […]

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How the Fiscal Cliff Deal Affects Nonprofits

On January 1, 2013, in an effort to avoid the impending fiscal cliff, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8). Although discussions regarding tax policy and spending cuts will continue throughout the new year, the changes in H.R. 8 have immediate influence on taxpayers. Most notably, the legislation raises the top […]

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