NorCAN Offers Workshop to Help Nonprofits Navigate Charitable Giving Post-Cannabis Legalization
This is a press release from the Humboldt Area Foundation:
On Friday, Sept. 7 The Northern California Association of Nonprofits will host a workshop featuring a panel of experts in charitable giving, the law and the cannabis industry. The workshop, titled “I’d Like to Give This Year, But…” is designed to share information about what cannabis legalization and the new tax law mean for charitable giving to our region’s nonprofits. The event will take place at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka, with breakfast and check-in at 8:30 a.m., and is scheduled to finish at 12 p.m.
“Conversations with donors are opportunities that are worth preparing for,” says Patrick Cleary, executive director of the Humboldt Area Foundation. “With changes in the tax law and in Humboldt’s local economy, I hope this gathering will be a chance for us all to be better able to talk with confidence about what might be on many donors’ minds.”
The legalization of cannabis has impacted the local economy in many different ways, and new tax laws have made it harder for most income brackets to make tax-deductible donations. This workshop is an opportunity for nonprofits which rely heavily on donors to discuss their concerns.
“As nonprofit fundraisers, we don’t necessarily know whether our donors are feeling the impacts of the new tax law or cannabis legalization unless we talk to them about it,” says Amy Jester, NorCAN program director. “This workshop will help nonprofits gain a better understanding of the issues and how we can broach them with donors from a place of understanding, empathy and long term relationship building.”
Interested parties can learn more about the workshop and how to register using the link http://bit.ly/legalizationtaxesandnonprofits.
About Humboldt Area Foundation:
Vera Vietor established the Humboldt Area Foundation in 1972. Since then, more than $70 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded in Humboldt, Del Norte, Curry and Trinity Counties. Humboldt Area Foundation promotes and encourages generosity, leadership and inclusion to strengthen our communities.
The Northern California Association of Nonprofits (NorCAN) is a regional network of organizations and leaders connected in our dedication to strengthening our communities.
For more information on services provided by the Foundation please visit the Humboldt Area Foundation website at hafoundation.org or call (707) 442-2993.