A not so charitable situation for Baton Rouge area nonprofits

A not so charitable situation for Baton Rouge area nonprofits

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The nonprofit sector is an important one for the state. In 2014, the last year data was available, public charities nonprofits generated a $29 billion economic impact on the Louisiana economy and was responsible for 10% of the state’s workforce, according to the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

LANO President and CEO Kelly Pepper concedes nonprofits are bracing for the change, but is quick to add they’re not jumping to the conclusion that donors give primarily to save on their taxes.

“We shouldn’t anticipate a decline in individual giving as a result of this change,” she says. “Donors believe in the mission of the organizations they give to. They’ve been moved to support those organizations for their own reasons.”

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Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
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