Making Informed Decisions

Consistent with its longstanding commitment to education, Community Foundation Boulder County is endorsing Amendment 73 which, as described by the Bell Policy Center, proposes to "raise funding for public education by enacting a graduated income tax increase and adjusting the property tax assessment rates for school districts."
One of the most important questions you can ask a client is whether the client serves on boards of directors of nonprofit organizations. Not only will the answers give you insights into the client's community and philanthropy priorities, but you'll also have an opportunity to discuss fiduciary obligations when your client asks you for advice.
Community Foundation Boulder County's team is a terrific resource for learning more about serving on boards of directors in the community, whether you are advising a client who is serving on a board or you're interested in serving on a board yourself.
To get you started with information you can share with your clients, here’s a handy checklist of the three key responsibilities of board members:

    Who Counts?

    “…never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”
    John Donne

    One of the ways we determine whether we matter or even exist in America is by counting ourselves.  This happens every ten years with a national census and will happen again in 2020, which seems a long way off yet right around the corner. 

    According to the U.S. Census Bureaus, “When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.”

    The people of Boulder County, our nonprofit organizations, and your Community Foundation depend on an accurate census count.

    Here are a few examples of why the census matters to our community:

    On our radio show, Brian Nuttall – shareholder with Kingsbery, Baris, Vogel, and Nuttall CPAs – and Shelly Merritt – attorney with more than 20 years' experience representing individuals, families, and businesses – explore recent tax legislation and its implication for philanthropy with our host Jim Williams.