Federal Tax Reform and Nonprofits: Where Do We Go From Here?

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
Presenters: Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Director of Government Affairs, Tonja Mettlach and Marketing and Communications Manager, Fernando Martinez 
Audience: Staff and volunteer leaders encouraged. All are welcome.
Location: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 370 Main Street, 6th Floor
Fee: Free. Light lunch included. Available at 11:30AM
To Register: Submit the form below by April 27. You will receive an email confirmation. 
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours in advance of the program or we will invoice you $20.

Workshop Description: The end of 2017 brought a new federal tax bill, along with challenges and opportunities for the nonprofit sector.  Nonprofits of all types and sizes across Worcester County share similar questions about what this new legislation will mean for their work, including how it will impact fundraising, advocacy and most importantly, the people and communities they serve. 

In this two hour workshop, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network will discuss the ways in which Massachusetts nonprofits can prepare for the challenges ahead and take advantage of new opportunities presented by tax reform in the near future. Attendees will also engage in an interactive advocacy exercise to help think through how they might want to educate their legislators about their nonprofits works, and what specifically would be their “ask”.

About the Presenters:  As the Director of Government Affairs, Tonja Mettlach drives MNN’s advocacy on public issues, collaborating with MNN members, government officials and external partners. She works with MNN members to develop positions on issues primarily at the state level. Tonja has extensive experience working in the Massachusetts state house holding positions such as Research Director and Committee Counserl for Rep. Jennifer Benson and Chief of Staff to former Representative Tom Conroy. Before her time at the state house, she was an associate at a general practice litigation firm. She holds a B.A. and a M.S. from Clark University and a J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

Fernando Martinez serves as MNN’s Marketing and Communications Manager and plays an integral role by leading communications initiatives across every aspect of the organization.  He works to support and promote MNN’s members and elevates the public awareness of our nonprofit sector here in Massachusetts.  Fernando has a background in nonprofit communications, education and community outreach. He holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College and is currently working to complete his Master’s in Public Administration at Northeastern University.

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