How many times have we found ourselves saying “as a nonprofit, we do more with less”? If we continue this approach without challenging the status quo, we’ll end up doing very little with next to nothing.
Show Me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes is a fast-paced, low-cost workshop offered for nonprofit organizations in California seeking ways to talk about the state and local budget crisis and the key income solutions. This one to two hour workshop will help your organization to thoughtfully consider and participate in policy solutions by helping staff to form their own opinions about the role of public funding and taxes.>> Request a Training Now!
Originally developed by Kim Klein, one of the nation’s best known and loved fundraising trainers, Show Me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes workshops are now being offered to nonprofits throughout the state through CompassPoint and the Building Movement Project, with generous support from several foundations.
If you can gather at least 10 people for a workplace workshop, we will provide a Show me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes workshop trainer and useful handouts for your staff. You can also host other nonprofit organizations in a larger session or join a webinar. It’s about time we got familiar with what is plaguing our state, our communities and nonprofit services.>> Request a Training Now!
Let’s stop talking cuts and focus on revenue
The past two years have brought to the forefront of our awareness something that has been going on for at least a decade: nonprofits who rely on government funding to provide needed services are watching funding being cut again and again, while both the cost of doing business and the need for services increases.
This has reached crisis proportions, with thousands of nonprofits laying off staff, cutting programs and even going out of business altogether. Concomitantly nonprofits which have traditionally relied on individuals, foundations and corporations for funding now compete with public schools and other public entities for a limited pool of funding. The bottom line is that without significant restoration of government revenue, there is not enough money to do the work that communities count on nonprofits to do.
The Building Movement Project and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services have developed the project, “Nonprofits Talking Taxes,” to inspire and activate staff of nonprofits to become engaged in the reform efforts to overhaul California’s tax and budget structure. We believe an important first step is for everyone who works for a nonprofit to understand California’s tax and budget structure and the various reforms that are being proposed to fix it. By working cross sector instead of issue by issue, we can exercise our aggregate clout with lawmakers and at the ballot box to create a state which reflects the values of the common good. Nonprofits Talking Taxes is supported by The Walter and Elise Haas Fund, The San Francisco Foundation, and the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation.
You can be a workshop presenter for Nonprofits Talking Taxes
If you are interested in presenting this workshop to non-profits in your area, let us know. We are offering special trainings for workshop presenters around the state in 2011. Become a trainer.>> Request a Training Now!