Ideas, Skills, Experience, Consultation and Coaching
Through CPG Enterprises, Inc., Christine Graham offers fundraising advice, support and training to a wide variety of organizations in northern New England. The goal is always to identify the needs of the organization and the people it serves, with careful attention to the culture of its community. With over 35 years of experience, Christine distinguishes her work with a creative, targeted, analytical approach that recognizes that each situation and organization is different.
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Our publications are short and sweet: focusing on the crucial elements you need to get started and to help your Board understand what you are doing and why. CPG Enterprises features several down-to-earth, readable publications on annual, capital and grants fundraising and the skills they require. See Publications for more information.
New Social Justice Grant
The Ben & Jerry's Foundation has announced RFPs for a new social justice
grant program and its multi-year, Vermont capacity-building grant for the
2013 cycle. Take a look at www.benandjerrysfoundation.org. Deadline for
proposals is June 1st.
The New Law and Charitable Contributions
With thanks to the Planned Giving Council:
Although the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 successfully preserved the charitable contribution income tax deduction, the victory was somewhat muted because of the phaseout of itemized deductions. However, according to David Wheeler Newman of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP, it is critically important for gift planners to understand and communicate the fact the new law will not reduce the value of charitable contribution deductions for most taxpayers.
Published on Feb 2013
By David Wheeler Newman
As has been widely reported, a concerted effort by a coalition of charitable organizations in the middle of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations successfully preserved the charitable contribution income tax deduction against proposals from both the Administration and members of Congress to cap or otherwise limit the charitable deduction. The celebration over this legislative victory was muted, however, as a result of the return to the Internal Revenue Code of the phase-out of itemized deductions. Many in the charitable sector view this phaseout as somehow taking back some of the hard-earned victory to preserve the charitable deduction. Charitable gift planners are concerned that the phaseout will reduce tax incentives for charitable gifts and therefore result in reduced giving. However, for most donors this is simply not the case.
What Fundraisers think of in the Middle of the Night - For many years Christine Graham published a newsletter, Nonprofit Vermont, which was the primary statewide vehicle for fundraising news in Vermont. After the newsletter was joined by so many other wonderful resources for news, jobs, and legal updates, it became an occasional publication. "What Fundraisers Think..." is an editorial by Christine Graham, in the spirit of Nonprofit Vermont.