Curent Events – YoungAssociates http://www.youngassociates.net Breakthrough Fundraising Consultants Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:41:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Tax Reform Bill (KIM #14) http://www.youngassociates.net/2017/tax-reform-bill-kim-14/ Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:41:44 +0000 http://www.youngassociates.net/?p=2382 KEEP IN MIND The White House and leaders in Congress are pitching that the tax package would provide relief for middle class taxpayers, but thousands who earn a middle class living from their work and rely on itemized deductions to make ends meet will be hurt. Actors and Concert Artists regularly incur significant expenses such […]

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Uneven recovery between wealthiest and less affluent households http://www.youngassociates.net/2013/uneven-recovery-between-wealthiest-and-less-affluent-households/ Mon, 06 May 2013 17:00:14 +0000 http://www.youngassociates.net/?p=2174 During the first two years of the nation’s economic recovery, the mean net worth of households in the upper 7% of the wealth distribution rose by an estimated 28%, while the mean net worth of households in the lower 93% dropped by 4%. –Pew Research Center This dramatic difference was driven by the fact that […]

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Stocks have added $11.3 trillion in value since the market bottomed in 2009 http://www.youngassociates.net/2013/stocks-added-11-trillion-in-value-since-2009/ Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:30:05 +0000 http://www.youngassociates.net/?p=2167 When we ask prospective clients if they keep track of fundraising trends, few ever mention how often they track investment returns. The stock markets are continuing to set new highs this week. The S&P 500 has risen for four consecutive days, hitting another new peak yesterday. Investing changed in 2008. The stock market crash at […]

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2012 Income Tax Planning http://www.youngassociates.net/2012/2012-income-tax-planning/ Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:36:56 +0000 http://www.youngassociates.net/?p=1790 As the stock markets have rebounded from the lows of the financial crisis, there is a strong potential for windfall gifts from executives who are seeing incredible benefits from the stock options they received after the market collapsed. The traditional thinking with stock options was that they allowed companies to issue large bonuses without reducing […]

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Everyone loses (KIM #8) http://www.youngassociates.net/2011/everyone-loses-kim-8/ Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:10:04 +0000 http://www.youngassociates.net/?p=1751 Too many nonprofits believe that their budgets are tight, particularly for investments expensed immediately versus over a longer term. We routinely are seeing organizations defer maintenance and skip consistently proven development upgrades, including IT, sales and marketing. These bypassed opportunities aren’t just a missed opportunity for the organization: the investment dearth hurts the community’s recovery […]

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Successes forged through economic downturn (KIM #7) http://www.youngassociates.net/2011/successes-forged-through-economic-downturn-kim-7/ Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:51:06 +0000 http://www.youngassociates.net/?p=1744 Proctor & Gamble, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Google all were created or got their first big boost during an economic downturn in the U.S. Imagine what the recession successes will be from our current downturn. Part of a series: Keep in Mind, tips from the president of YoungAssociates, micro-sized nuggets to startle, energize, […]

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Unintended Consequences http://www.youngassociates.net/2011/unintended-consequences/ Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:34:11 +0000 http://www.youngassociates.net/?p=1706 On Monday, August 8, the independent ratings agency Standard and Poor’s announced a rating downgrade of the US. AAA rated insurers to AA+ with a negative outlook. This action was a result of the previous downgrade of the U.S. sovereign debt rating announced on August 5. Standard and Poor’s policy states that no domestic insurance […]

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