Training Details

Thursday, November 8, 2018

10:00 am - 11:15 am ET

Foundation Center Northeast
32 Old Slip
24th Floor
New York, NY


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Registration for this program is at maximum capacity, but a livestream will be available. The day of the event, you may participate virtually at the following links:

Morning Sessions, 9:30-12:30 (Opening Remarks, Tax Bill, and GDPR):

Afternoon Sessions, 1:45-4:45 (DEI, Donor-Advised Funds, and Closing Remarks):

This session is part of our full-day convening: The Future of Philanthropy: Thriving in a World of Change. To go back to the full agenda, click here

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became public law at the end of 2017. Much speculation and uncertainty has surrounded the legislation’s implications for the nonprofit sector, and the Independent Sector has already reported a drop in giving in the first and second quarters of 2018. How might the law affect organizations’ operations, giving, employee benefit programs, financial processes, and overall sustainability in the near future, as well as further down the road? And for fundraising in particular, how can organizations ascertain which revenue streams to lean on and which ones are likely to become less reliable?

In this discussion, our panelists will explore the ways in which the tax bill has already begun affecting the sector, and the extent to which it will be impacted going forward. In addition to looking at the specific ways in which the law affects organizations, their donors, and the communities they serve, this session will look at how nonprofits are pivoting the ways in which they operate in order to remain effective and sustainable, how funders can potentially respond to the challenges confronting organizations in the midst of this legislation, and the way in which resourcefulness and a organization’s commitment to its mission can serve as its source of strength in challenging times. 


Doug Bauer, Executive Director
The Clark Foundation


Meaghan Brown, Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
United Way of New York City

Jennifer Ching, Executive Director
North Star Fund

Ethan Kahn, CPA, Partner
Mazars USA

Poonam Prasad, Board Member
Association of Fundraising Professionals, New York City Chapter
Board Member, Giving Institute

Sharon Stapel, President
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York



  • Understand the nuances of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's effects on the nonprofit sector
  • Learn how nonprofits and foundations are responding to the bill and its effects

Intended Audience

All levels of experience
Board members
CEOs, executive directors, upper management
Fundraising & development staff
Grant writers
Marketing, communications, external affairs
Nonprofit startups
Program directors and staff