10 Significant News Events of 2018

2018 has featured many major events that have affected, and will continue to affect, the nonprofit sector. On January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. tax code in over 30 years, went into effect, leaving nonprofits with many unanswered questions about how to comply. Youth advocates demonstrated their power and influence with the March for Our Lives movement and their large voter turnout in the midterm elections. On a judicial front, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court, ushering in a more conservative court and an understanding that there is much more progress to be made in believing women. Here is a list of 10 significant news events of 2018 affecting the nonprofit sector in the United States and a few links regarding each:

  1. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  2. Mass shootings and March for Our Lives
  3. Brett Kavanaugh hearings and confirmation
  4. Murder of Jamal Khashoggi
  5. Midterm elections
  6. California fires
  7. Migrant family separation and detention of children
  8. General Data Protection Regulation takes effect
  9. Donor information disclosure rules
  10. Supreme Court decisions