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Fundraising in the Time of the Sequester

The sequester-which involves across-the-board cutting of all domestic programs-was supposed to be so horrible that both major political parties would want to avoid it and compromise-but it happened nevertheless. The charitable deduction is one of the most effective tax incentives, creating three dollars in philanthropic programs for every dollar forgone by the federal government-yet it is under assault by both parties in Congress and the White House.

In what sort of political environment could these situations take place, and what can the fundraising profession and the nonprofit sector do about it? Andrew Watt, FInstF, President and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, will examine the current political climate and how it can be changed for the betterment of fundraising and charities. He’ll discuss how the profession needs to activate its grassroots, treat Congress like a prospective supporter and use our cultivation skills to turn them into philanthropic champions.

June 20 Time:11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: Rivers Club – Oxford Center – Pittsburgh

Speaker: Andrew Watt, President and CEO, AFP

To register for this event, please visit the AFP of Western Pennsylvania website.

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