CFW 17.07.25

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Jul 25, 2017 10:54:00 AM


The Philanthropy World Is Frightened That Trump’s Tax Plan Is Going To Slow Donations

“There’s new evidence that a Trump presidency may present a serious threat to future philanthropic funding: A recent survey by Schwab Charitable, the country’s 4th largest nonprofit behind Fidelity, United Way and Feeding America (according the research by the Chronicle of Philanthropy) reports 45% of its current donors and financial advisors are likely to reduce their annual giving if Trump’s proposed tax reforms—which reduce charitable deductions on taxable income–take effect in 2018. In total, as many as 60% of Schwab’s givers would either decrease donations or aren’t sure how they’d proceed.” [Fast Company]

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Good works of churches often go unnoticed

At least half of Americans realize that churches feed and clothe the poor but far fewer are aware of other social services that congregations provide, a new study shows.

LifeWay Research found that 60 percent of Americans know of churches that have fed the hungry in the last six months. Half knew of instances where they provided clothing to the poor.

But scant percentages of the 1,000 Americans surveyed knew that church members teach job skills or help immigrants learn English (13 percent), volunteer to provide foster care (12 percent) or offer tax preparation assistance (8 percent).” [Religion News]

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How to Engage Everyday Instagram Influencers and Reach Millennial Donors

Instagram is here to stay. All organizations should definitely get on board with as strong an Instagram game as they have on Facebook and Twitter. In order to do this, however, you’ll need to play the influencer game—connecting with everyday influencers. But don’t be scared— jump in! The water’s fine and solid influencer engagement can be very rewarding.” [NP Engage]

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Inspirational insight of the week: 

God really wants people to eat when they are hungry, to drink when thirsty, to find something to put on when they need clothes, to find a home when they need a home. God wants that. Our job is to say, ‘This is what we have to do.’ Sure it’s hard, but really, it’s easy. It’s what God wants us to do.”

- Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Good Samaritan Award acceptance speech (October 11, 2016)

Turning Facebook Likes into Donors

Topics: Politics, Millenials

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