Making Informed Decisions

Join us for our free community presentations of TRENDS 2019, Oct. 7 in Longmont and Oct. 15 in Boulder!
The implications of tax reform on donor attitudes and donor behaviors keep making headlines. Add into the mix a roller-coaster stock market and political uncertainties, and many local nonprofits may see a slide in donations. But there’s hope – and imperative – to keep the momentum going in the communities we serve. Indeed, experts advise nonprofits to focus on year-round fundraising and to strengthen relationships with donors.
"It’s shocking to me that Colorado ranks 46th in teacher pay and 42nd in per student funding, nationally. Put another way, the state’s school funding lags behind the national average by $2,800 per pupil! So while Amendment 73 may raise taxes for some of us (8% of tax filers earning more than $150K), it’s an obvious right step in the right direction toward addressing this severe funding shortage in our schools."
"We can and must do better for our children, our teachers, and our schools. New funds from Amendment 73 would go straight to our local school districts to spend in the best way to meet local community needs and as accountable to local voters."