SPECIAL REPORT
January 19, 2017

Trump's First 100 Days and the Stakes for Nonprofits

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With the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, the country has a new leader with new priorities that could spell major changes for nonprofits. On Republicans' docket for an action-packed 2017: repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act, big cuts in nondefense spending, and an overhaul of tax legislation.

Below is a round-up of Chronicle news coverage about what's at stake for nonprofits, as well as opinion pieces by charity leaders and philanthropy experts on negotiating this new environment.

Article
January 31, 2017

With Anti-Trump Windfall, Nonprofits Are Digging In for a Fight

Nonprofits like the Natural Resources Defense Council are hiring lawyers setting up hotlines, beefing up staff, recruiting more volunteers, launching defense funds, and more.

Article
January 23, 2017

Trump and Taxes: A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders

Rewriting the tax code is a top priority for the White House and congressional Republicans, and it could have big consequences for nonprofits. The Chronicle explains key provisions that influence charitable giving.

Article
November 29, 2016

Nonprofits Brace for Big Changes Under Trump Administration

A Republican-controlled White House and Congress means sweeping efforts to overhaul tax laws, redirect spending, and roll back programs important to many charities.

Article
January 22, 2017

Women’s March Protesters Urged to Join Nonprofits

Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Scarlett Johansson were among those who said now is the time for people to join charities that will fight Trump administration policies.

Article
January 11, 2017

Nonprofits Scramble as GOP Vows Spending Cuts

Charities that rely on federal funding worry that a Republican Congress and White House spell deep cuts in funding for their programs, although some say the fears may be overblown.

Article
January 17, 2017

$50 Million Social Innovation Fund May Continue Under Trump, Some Predict

Supporters of the effort hope that Republicans in Congress see the similarities between their values and the fund's goals.

Article
January 04, 2017

Trump Tax Overhaul Could Cause Short-Term Fundraising Spike

Lessons from 1986 suggest that the fear of smaller deductions causes donors to speed up giving, but the long-term effects are more nuanced.

Article
January 09, 2017

Opinion: More Scrutiny, Transparency, and Leadership Needed for Nonprofits in the Trump Era

New watchdogs and new requirements on foundation spending are among Chronicle columnist Pablo Eisenberg's six steps for philanthropy to fend off threats to programs serving the needy.

Article
January 04, 2017

Opinion: Nonprofits Need to Stand Together to Push for Smart Public Policies

Anticipating a flurry of legislative and regulatory changes at all levels of government, nonprofits can’t afford to fixate on just one issue or on Congress alone.

Article
January 10, 2017

Opinion: For Philanthropy, Time to Double Down to End Injustice in the Trump Era

Nonprofits waging battles need unrestricted, long-term grants that give them the flexibility to deal with the threats ahead, write Jennifer and Peter Buffett and Pamela Shifman of the NoVo Foundation.

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December 19, 2016

Opinion: Foundations Must Muster Their Money and Courage to Fight Trump

At a time of profound challenges to our democracy, grant makers must spend generously and be strong advocates for the vulnerable, writes Gara LaMarche, former leader of the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Open Society Institute.