Webinar Policy Briefing: What Happened with Charitable Giving this Session?

Date: Jun 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where:

Virtual Event
Live/Online

Fee: Free
 

How did things shake out for charitable giving at the end of the 2018 legislative session? Join this 30 minute update to hear what happened and how it impacts nonprofits.

Charitable giving was an important issue discussed at the legislature this session. The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits led efforts to highlight the importance of tax incentives for charitable giving in the wake of federal tax changes and lobbied to expand Minnesota’s charitable deduction for non-itemizers. 

During the briefing, you’ll hear from MCN public policy and development staff and have an opportunity to ask questions. This briefing is geared towards executive directors, development staff and public policy staff.

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Principles & Practices

In an effort to support nonprofits in fulfilling their missions, this event will help to focus your work on the following practices:

  • CIVIC 1: Nonprofits should help their clients, members, volunteers and donors learn how relevant policies affect them, develop their skills and knowledge in public policy making, and help them take advantage of opportunities to participate in the public policy process.
  • CIVIC 5: Nonprofits should maintain a sound understanding of the current public policy environment in their activity area and how that impacts the communities they serve.

Event Details

Technology Requirements: Webinar log-in information will be sent to you with your event confirmation email shortly after you complete the registration process. If you don’t receive the email, please first check your spam folder, then contact events@minnesotanonprofits.org. A reliable high speed internet connection is best for joining this event. Audio will be available via your computer and via a toll-free phone line; choose the audio connection that provides you with the best sound quality.

About the Presenters

Kari AanestadKari Aanestad is the development manager at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In this role, Kari secures and stewards grant and individual donor support for MCN. She also supports the development of other fundraising professionals throughout Minnesota through various channels including in-person and online trainings, the Minnesota Grants Alert, and the Minnesota Grants Directory. Kari holds a bachelor of arts in English and political science from Augsburg College and a master of divinity from Luther Seminary. Most recently she served as grant writer and outcomes manager for St. David’s Center. Kari brings a holistic wealth of experience to her role including international travel to over 20 countries, hospital chaplaincy in England, and teaching and tutoring positions ranging from elementary to post-graduate levels in writing and compassionate communication.

Rebecca LuceroRebecca Lucero, public policy director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN), is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s advocacy agenda locally and nationally, educate Minnesota nonprofits on key policy issues, lobby on behalf of Minnesota’s nonprofit sector and train nonprofit professionals on a wide array of advocacy issues and skills. Prior to joining MCN, Rebecca served as policy and advocacy manager for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, where she helped pass $100 million bonding in the Homes for All campaign. Rebecca has also worked as senior community representative in the Minnesota office of Representative Keith Ellison, an unemployment law judge with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and an attorney in private practice with a small firm and with Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis. She has a law degree from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Political Science from Grinnell College.

Taylor PutzTaylor Putz is the public policy advocate at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). Taylor works with MCN’s public policy director to influence policy decisions that impact the nonprofit sector and community partners at local, state and federal levels with a focus at the Minnesota State Capitol. Taylor also engages MCN members in public policy action opportunities and civic engagement. Prior to joining MCN, Taylor served as the community relations and outreach manager at Prepare + Prosper, training associate at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and community organizer at Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County. Taylor has a B.A. in international studies from Marian University and is currently pursuing a dual master’s degree in public administration and nonprofit management from Hamline University.

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