Executive Leadership Forums + Conferences

Fall 2017 Executive Leadership Forum

As part of our Executive Leadership Forum series, and in partnership with Quimby Family Foundation, we’re pleased to present:

Nonprofits Talking Taxes

October 25, 2017, 3pm – 6pm
Registration 2:45pm – 3pm
Clarion Hotel, Portland
Presented by Kim Klein
Scholarships and group discounts available.

Ugh, taxes? Yes! Taxes! What government pays for has far-reaching effects for every nonprofit—even small ones that don’t receive direct public support. As public funding continues to decline and demand for services soars, the prevailing wisdom is that philanthropic dollars will never be enough. Instead, more and more organizations will be fighting over the same private pie.

Very soon, the U.S. Congress will be tackling tax reform for the first time in 30 years. Maine nonprofits are poised to have an influence over the outcome if we educate ourselves, share information and make informed decisions about what kind of tax policy works for our communities.

Nonprofits Talking Taxes, led by internationally renowned nonprofit expert Kim Klein, is an opportunity for nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to have a thoughtful conversation about tax policy – what taxes should pay for and what private sources should pay for, and to begin to express those opinions more clearly and forcefully.  Rather than pushing a specific policy agenda, the event provides the opportunity to engage in an interactive, collaborative discussion about this vitally important issue, and to imagine the power of our collective voice.

Together, we can exercise our aggregate clout with decision makers to build and strengthen our economy and communities by focusing resources effectively and sufficiently on our shared concern: the common good.

Cost + Registration

  • $25 for Members
  • $65 for NonMembers

Keynote Speaker

Kim Klein is an internationally known speaker and author, known for her ability to deliver information in a practical and humorous way. In addition to deep fundraising expertise, her current work is focused on the role nonprofits must play in creating fair and just tax policies and in the redistribution of wealth. She has provided training and consultation in all 50 United States, five Canadian provinces and 21 other countries. She is a lecturer in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California Berkeley and serves on the board of the California Association of Nonprofits.

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