Capacity Building Event

The Growing Wealth Disparity: What It Means for Society, Nonprofits, and Fundraisers

Presented by: NH & VT Council of Charitable Gift Planners

Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies—well-known author, researcher, and expert on U.S. inequality and the racial wealth divide—joins us to present the most current information on wealth inequality and the implications for philanthropy and the charitable world. Chuck will then discuss the practical implications for nonprofit fundraising staff in a conversation facilitated by Council board member Alan Cantor. This promises to be a stimulating and important afternoon – please join us!

Chuck Collins is the Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits Inequality.org. He is the author of the popular book, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green, 2016). His most recent book is Is Inequality in America Irreversible? (Wiley, 2018).

He is an expert on U.S. inequality and the racial wealth divide and author of several books, including with Bill Gates Sr. of Wealth and Our Commonwealth, (Beacon Press, 2003), a case for taxing inherited fortunes. He is co-author of the report, “Gilded Giving: Top Heavy Philanthropy in an Age of Extreme Inequality,” examining the impact of growing inequality on the independent sector.

He is co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, a network of business leaders, high-income households, and partners working together to promote shared prosperity and fair taxation. This network merged in 2015 with the Patriotic Millionaires.

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Location: Montshire Museum of Science

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