Tax Reform and Nonprofit Clout

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Tax Reform and Nonprofit Clout

In the wake of Congressional passage of the tax reform bill, the Chronicle of Philanthropy provided a thoughtful perspective in its December 20 Daily Update. Nonprofits Regroup for Budget Fights Ahead After Stinging Loss on Tax Bill analyzes the minimal impact the not-for-profit community seemed to have as it conveyed its concerns about the bill’s potential dampening effect on giving.

Early in the debate the Chronicle published an opinion piece that took the not-for-profit community to task for coming off as just one more interest group. A not-so-flattering comparison was drawn with mortgage bankers who proclaim their support for tax reform as long as the mortgage-interest deduction is preserved.

By |2018-11-08T00:04:28-05:00January 2nd, 2018|Fundraising News & Views|0 Comments

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David Shufflebarger
Talk with Shuff for a few minutes and it is likely that you will learn four things: 1) He is passionate about philanthropy; 2) He considers himself fortunate to be married to Patti, his bride of five decades; 3) He is more than a little proud of their two sons and eight grandchildren; and 4) He is a not so humble Virginian. Shuff has counseled more than 100 clients across all sectors of the philanthropic community since joining the Alexander Haas in 1994 after serving 25 years in advancement leadership roles at Virginia Military Institute, Old Dominion University, and Valdosta State University. The largest part of his practice has been in higher education.

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