Don’t Forget To Hold Elected Officials Accountable For Their Position On The Arts

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Granted, there are no shortages of topics that inspire passions among voters in today’s political climate but it’s worth reminding everyone that you should take the time to explore a candidate’s arts policy. For some candidates, positions are well known such as Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), who is running to fill the Senate seat vacated by Republican Jeff Flake. If Rep. McSally’s name rings a bell, that’s because she has been …

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In Toronto, There’s No More Snooze Bar On The Diversity Alarm

There’s a wonderful article in the 5/25/2018 edition of Ludwig-van.com that serves as a sort of cautionary tale about the disconnect between what an organization says is important and its quantifiable actions on the matter. The article, by Michael Vincent, reports the Canadian Opera Company (COC) and Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will see $100,000 CAD and $50,000 CAD respectfully cut from their Toronto city government funding. The decision to reduce their …

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ACTION ALERT: Time To Call The Capitol Switchboard

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The fine folks over at The National Council of Nonprofits created a chart detailing how the GOP tax plan will impact nonprofits (h/t Opera America). It’s been updated to include the post conference committee version of the bill and goes so far as to examine the dynamic impacts as well as the big, obvious box of trouble it delivers on the doorstep of nonprofits. If you’ve been following the bill along …

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How The GOP’s Proposed Tax Plan Will Hurt Nonprofit Giving

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Last week, the Republican controlled congress released details on proposed changes to the US tax code that would usher in sweeping changes, most of which are not good news for nonprofits. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to keep an eye on. Charitable Deduction Limits Plus Added Complexity The Republican’s bill is perhaps best described as giving with one hand while taking away with several others. On one hand the …

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Why Nonprofits Need To Keep An Eye On The Unfolding Tax Plan Debate

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Although any potential change to the US tax code as it related to charitable deductions is cause for some degree of concern, the plans being proposed by the Trump administration and the GOP are both worth your added attention and here’s what you need to know. One key change is the reduced incentive for filers to take advantage of itemized deductions, specifically, donations made to nonprofits. Although both the Trump and …

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