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GRAND RAPIDS — Adding clarity to the definition of the word “charitable” as it applies to Michigan nonprofits could enable more organizations to claim tax-exempt status.

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Philanthropic giving in a presidential election year typically remains stagnant.

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LANSING — Farmers in Michigan are becoming increasingly dependent on guest workers to fill a void left by migrant laborers who are opting out of coming to the state to harvest crops.

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To date, nonprofit leaders have looked skeptically at the concept of compensating board members for their “volunteer” service.

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For 2017, Rob Collier at the Grand Haven-based Council of Michigan Foundations is keeping one eye on Washington and one on Lansing. Collier cited potentially detrimental proposals coming out of the federal level, with beneficial legislation under review at the state level. 

Published in Crystal Ball

Bolstered by stable growth and strong support from government agencies, Michigan nonprofits look ahead to forging new partnerships to address the state’s unique set of challenges.

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An apparent disinterest in interacting with neighbors, voting or charitable giving aren’t exactly positive traits of a future civic leader, but it’s true for Michigan’s next crop. The recently released 2015 Michigan Civic Health Index highlighted the vastly different civic profiles of millennials and the “silent” generation, outlining how those differences can be addressed to promote a greater civic health in the state.

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It’s been a tough decade for Michigan’s nonprofit fundraisers. A perfect storm of economic forces increased the demand for nonprofit services while also forcing the donors who support them to tighten their belts. Now the repeal of the Michigan Charitable Tax Credit promises a whole new set of challenges for fundraisers trying to solicit donations in what remains a tough economy.

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