Join our free live chat: After The Cliff: Nonprofit Policy Issues in 2013 - Jan. 10, 1-2pm ET with Robert Egger and Rick Cohen
In the 112th "lame duck" session of Congress (Nov-Dec 2012), policymakers attempted to take corrective action to avoid the mandatory, across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases, a measure known as the "fiscal cliff" because of its devastating effects on federal programs and economic growth.
The fiscal cliff would have had far-reaching effects on the nonprofit sector, and yet while the charitable deduction was largely preserved, the outcome achieved does little to address long-term budgeting. For a primer on the last-minute legislation that saved us from immediate fiscal uncertainty, read Rick Cohen's recent article at Nonprofit Quarterly.
Long-term uncertainty remains. Of direct consequence to nonprofits, the massive automatic spending cuts to the safety net that will take place if the new 113th congress fails to resolve its budget issues and raise the debt ceiling. Join us this Thursday to discuss these issues with two leading voices in nonprofit policy matters:
After The Cliff: Nonprofit Policy Issues in 2013 - Jan. 10, 1-2pm ET Guest panelists include:
Whatever outcome lies ahead, nonprofits need to be prepared to protect the services they provide by being vocal and active in policy at all levels of government. We'll ask Robert and Rick what they think about the 2013 legislative calendar, and where nonprofits fit into the policy landscape moving forward.
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