Viewpoint: How The Trump Administration Will Affect Nonprofits, Social Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

There has been an unusual amount of handwringing over the outcome of the presidential election, including protests that have turned violent in some cities. I wanted to know how President-Elect Trump will impact social entrepreneurs and nonprofits.

Most of the people I reached for this article seem upbeat about their prospects under the new president, either because or despite the change in direction. Some of the issues raised will impact many social entrepreneurs and nonprofits; others are more specific to their respective cause areas. Their thinking can help you begin to evaluate the impact of the election on your organization.

Dr. Julian Maha, Founder of the autism nonprofit KultureCity, said, “From a strictly nonprofit perspective, his financial policies could set the stage for an increase in charitable giving that could result from limiting or eliminating other major deductions. So from a philanthropic perspective the election of Donald Trump could very well see an increase in charitable giving.”

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)