Conflicting data about fundraising is, unfortunately, nothing new. It is akin to the data on drinking alcohol: don’t do it; do it in moderation for certain health benefits. Nor is it new to feel overwhelmed by all the data, even when it isn’t conflicting. So when three different sources predict that 2018 donations will fall because of last year’s changes to the standard deduction, people pay attention.
The American Enterprise Institute, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the Tax Policy Center have all said that Read more
No surprise, 2018 has brought a lot of anxious questions about the implications of the new tax bill, especially when it comes to charitable giving. At this point, we don’t know what is going to happen, but rather than wasting time worrying, let’s learn the facts and be proactive.
As soon as a change to the charitable deduction was proposed, studies came out of the woodwork forecasting how much money would be lost to charities by increasing the standard deduction. The predictions were all over the Read more
Recently, I watched The New York Times’ Op-Doc “Great Expectations for Female Lawyers” After reading the documentarian’s introduction, I was quite nervous as to what I would see and hear. I shouldn’t have been, as, unfortunately, I knew exactly what to expect: as professional women, we still have miles to go before we rest. Female attorneys still have to make choices about career, family, balance; they are still not climbing the ladder at a pace with men; they are still a minority at the top Read more