“The clock is ticking for Republicans to notch a big legislative win this year. So policymakers in the Senate, House and White House have hit the ground running on tax reform. Tax negotiators have been in constant contact, the President is pursuing bipartisanship, and the leaders of both tax writing committees are soliciting input from members – one by retreat and the other by hearing.
“Last week, the “Big 6” tax negotiators – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn – met with President Trump to discuss tax reform and the White House reports the negotiators have come to consensus on many outstanding issues.” [Alliance for Charitable Reform]
More need to know news:
- Faith and Giving Coalition Briefing [Alliance for Charitable Reform]
- Mnuchin promises details on tax plan this month [Washington Examiner]
- Bill Gates: Don't expect charities to pick up the bill for Trump's sweeping aid cuts [The Guardian]
Based upon the survey results of 4,084 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is a research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, the report summarizes donor data across six continents about how online and mobile technology effects giving. The report also explores the impact of gender, generation, and ideology upon giving and volunteerism. [Giving Report]
More emerging trends:
- 2017 Cone Gen Z CSR Study: How to Speak Z [Cone Communications]
- Five digital trends in global trends in giving. [Fancy Guppy Digital]
- The Impact of Year-End Giving [Infographic] [Network for Good]
TIPS & TACTICS
“The podcast medium has been growing steadily over the last few years. There are currently 67 million monthly podcast listeners in the U.S., up 21 percent from last year’s 57 million.
This is impressive for a medium that is still finding its bearings in many ways. According to Nicholas Quah, who hosts a weekly podcasting newsletter called Hot Pod, the medium is ‘(a) still propped up by a barely evolved technological infrastructure, (b) has only seen a few instances of significant capital investment, and (c) still sees its industry power very much under-organized.’” [Nonprofit Quarterly]
More tips and tactics:
- What Rights Do Your Donors Have? [Nonprofit Pro]
- How to choose great fundraising stories [Future Fundraising Now]
- How NOT to Ask for a Bequest [Nonprofit Marketing Guide]
- What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content [Buffer Social]
- 4 Ways to Spice Up Your Fall Fundraising Appeal [Get Fully Fed]
- Catholic youth have something to say – and the Church is listening [Catholic News Agency]
Inspirational insight of the week:
"For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved."
- St. Bernard