• Nonprofit Leadership Forum

    Nonprofit Leadership Forum

    City Fees on Nonprofits: A Tax by Any Other Name?

    Join nonprofit and city leaders for a cross-sector discussion regarding a case about to be decided by the Minnesota Supreme Court relating to city fees and assessments on otherwise tax-exempt charities and churches. When is a user fee not a fee? How do churches and other nonprofit organizations contribute to the common good in exchange for favorable tax exempt status? What is the burden on cities and taxpayers of providing essential services to communities where large parcels of land may be excluded from property tax rolls?

    Featured Panel


    • Jeannie Fox, director of nonprofit management programs, Hamline School of Business


    • Susie Brown, public policy director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • Jack Hoeschler, attorney for First Baptist Church of St. Paul and Church of St. Mary
    • Dave Thune, former Ward 2 City Council member, City of St. Paul
    • Peter Nelson, director of public policy, Center for the American Experiment

    Forum Details

    Date: Monday, June 6, 2016
    Time: 4-6:30 p.m.
    Location: Hamline University, Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room
    Cost: $15 (free for students)

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    Detailed Schedule

    4-5 p.m. Panel presentation
    5-5:30 p.m. Audience Q & A with the panel
    5:30-6:30 p.m. Networking happy hour (appetizers provided and cash bar)