The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. CCAH began partnering with the Foundation on their direct marketing efforts—direct mail and digital—in 2017, just as the Foundation was celebrating their 50th anniversary.
I had the pleasure of attending the Changing the Face of Philanthropy Summit in Washington, DC. This conference prides itself on offering meaningful conversations with experts from the nonprofit, private, and civic sectors to encourage philanthropy in the Black community. One of this year’s speakers was the Honorable Randall L. Woodfin, Esq., the Mayor of the City of Birmingham.
It has been said that nothing is certain in life except for death and taxes. And, according to a recent article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, it seems we might be able to add no major reforms to U.S. tax law to that short list.
Everyone agrees that the tax code should be simpler and loophole-free. Yet, our legislators seem either unwilling to tackle broad reform or unable to reach consensus on how to achieve across-the-board simplicity and fairness. That’s bad news for everyone.
And it gets worse for the nonprofit fundraising world: Congress and President Obama are apparently willing to address business-related tax changes in the current session, which means nonprofits could face important changes relative to charitable deductions.
John Wanda, CCAH Principal, VP of Finance