Conservative Think Tank Says Trump Tax Law will Reduce Charitable Giving by over $17 Billion

19 06 2018

From the American Enterprise Institute:

“This paper investigates how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects household charitable giving in the United States. We find that the law will reduce charitable giving by $17.2 billion (4.0 percent) in 2018 according to a static model and $16.3 billion assuming a modest boost to growth. Four-fifths of this decline is driven by an increase in the number of taxpayers who claim the standard deduction. We also investigate two policy options that could boost total giving above previous levels: an above-the-line deduction and a tax credit.”

https://www.aei.org/publication/charitable-giving-and-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act/

 

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Evergreen Summer Class on Doing the Business of Non Profits

6 06 2018

Doing the Business of Non Profits: Ideas to Realities through Grant Writing and Fundraising

Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-9:30 Starting June 26 for 5 weeks (first session)

4 Credits

 

Description:

Students in this class will learn a lot about philanthropy in the United States and the role of nonprofits in contributing to healthy, sustainable communities. We’ll look at the historical role of charitable giving before and after contact and the evolving role nonprofits have played and are playing in the U.S.  As a part of this inquiry, we’ll consider what it takes to create a nonprofit and grow and sustain existing organizations.  We’ll also focus on Development Readiness™ for these organizations and how using this approach helps ensure a sustainable organization that benefits, for example, from an empowered and engaged board and staff as well as contemporary and ongoing strategic planning. The ethics of nonprofit organizations will also be considered as will professional development and volunteer recruitment and management. We’ll learn about grant writing and fundraising for nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. This portion of the course will also include effectively finding funding sources for organizations and their programs. Each student will be asked to identify and develop an organization and a project over the course of the quarter. The organization and project can be based on an existing nonprofit or one that is created for the purposes of the class.

Sign-up at www.evergreen.edu

Questions?

Contact me at chalmerd@evergreen.edu or don@sparrowhawkco.com





SAMHSA Announces the Availability of up to $37.5 Million for the Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program

10 05 2018

Application Due Date: Monday, June 22, 2018

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Short Title: Native Connections) totaling up to $37.5 million over the next 5 years. The program aims to help American Indian/Alaska Native youth through the age of 24 years by:

  • Preventing and reducing suicidal behavior and substance use
  • Reducing the impact of trauma
  • Promoting mental health

For more information: https://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/press-announcements/201805021200

For assistance: info@sparrowhawkco.com

 





USDA Seeks Applications for Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees

18 04 2018

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through September 30, 2018

For more information: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-broadband-access-loan-and-loan-guarantee

At SparrowHawk Consulting we have lots of successful experience helping bring broadband to communities. Contact us at info@sparrowhawkco.com





New Non-profit Class Offered at Evergreen and Grays Harbor College

9 03 2018

I will be offering a 4-credit class at The Evergreen State College this coming Spring Term called “Doing the Business of Non Profits-Ideas to Realities”.  It’s a part of the College’s Evening and Weekend Studies Program and Grays Harbor College offerings.  The course will meet Mondays from 6-9:30 PM on the main campus just west of Olympia and at the Grays Harbor College campus in Aberdeen on Thursday evenings also 6-9:30 PM. Here’s the course description:

Students in this class will learn a lot about philanthropy in the United States and the role of nonprofits in contributing to healthy, sustainable communities. We’ll look at the historical role of charitable giving before and after contact and the evolving role nonprofits have played and are playing in the U.S.  As a part of this inquiry, we’ll consider what it takes to create a nonprofit and grow and sustain existing organizations.  We’ll also focus on Development Readiness tm  for these organizations and how using this approach helps ensure a sustainable organization that benefits, for example, from an empowered and engaged board and staff as well as contemporary and ongoing strategic planning. The ethics of nonprofit organizations will also be considered as will professional development and volunteer recruitment and management. We’ll learn about grant writing and fundraising for nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. This portion of the course will also include effectively finding funding sources for organizations and their programs. Each student will be asked to identify and develop an organization and a project over the course of the quarter. The organization and project can be based on an existing nonprofit or one that is created for the purposes of the class.

Go to http://www.evergreen.edu for further information or to register.

Don Chalmers





USDA is Accepting Applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

17 05 2017

USDA is Accepting Applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program, which provides increased access to education, training, and healthcare resources in rural areas.

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program finances telecommunications equipment, computer networks, and advanced technologies for use by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. Grant amounts range from $50,000 to $500,000. Of the funds made available this year, $1.6 million will be prioritized for communication upgrades between emergency transportation vehicles and medical facilities.

Applications are due by Monday, July 17, 2017. Prior to applying, applicants are encouraged to review the 2017 Application Guide.

For more details about DLT grants and the application process, see page 22477 of the May 16, 2017, Federal Register.

For assistance in preparing a competitive application please contact me at: don@sparrowhawkco.com

Don Chalmers





$6 million available for tribal energy efficiency and clean energy projects

14 12 2016

http://energy.gov/indianenergy/articles/energy-department-makes-6-million-available-deploy-energy-efficiency-and-clean

Click the link for more information.  Contact us at: info@sparrowhawkco.com for assistance in preparing a competitive application.