Voter Privacy Breaches a Preview of Donor Privacy Breaches to Come?
The Lexington Herald-Leader/ProPublica investigation into the Kentucky Secretary of State’s use of confidential voter records demonstrates the danger of giving partisan politicians and their staff access to sensitive private data of citizens: “In an appearance on MSNBC in July 2017, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes expressed her vehement opposition to giving voter data […]
The Philanthropy Roundtable Defends Donor Privacy in Oklahoma
The Philanthropy Roundtable expressed concerns that privacy for charitable donors in Oklahoma could be compromised under a regulation being considered by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. The Roundtable submitted testimony to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission on Amendment 2019-02. “The regulation being considered by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission could seriously undermine the millennia-old tradition of allowing charitable […]
ACR News 11.2.18 – Post-election Legislation and Tax Reform 3.0?
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Post-election Legislation >> Federal: Tax Reform 3.0? >> Federal: The Philanthropy Roundtable Annual Meeting >> Federal: Caught Our Eye >> Consider This: In Defense of Distinguishing Charities From Businesses >> Top Reads: Charities worry and wait Washington Roundup As midterm elections approach, both House and Senate lawmakers are in recess and remain focused […]
ACR News 10.5.18 – ACR Convenes Stakeholders to Meet with Treasury on DAFs
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Donor-advised Funds at Treasury >> Federal: Universal Charitable Deduction >> Federal: Disaster Relief Efforts >> Federal: Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative >> Federal: Caught Our Eye >> Consider This: Worthy of a Charitable Deduction >> Top Reads: Charitable Giving Gets Even Worse In Second Quarter Due to The Philanthropy Roundtable’s Annual Meeting this month, […]
ACR News 6.15.18 – Action at Treasury, Giving USA Annual Report, Foundation Transparency
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Action at Treasury >> Federal: Expanding the Charitable Deduction >> Federal: Giving USA’s Annual Report >> Federal: Caught Our Eye >> Consider This: Charitable Giving Grows, Number of Givers Shrinks >> Top Reads: The Disappearing Donor Washington Roundup Both Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and a White House official recently said […]
Answering Donor-Advised Funds’ Critics
Two major articles were published last week on the subject of donor-advised funds (DAFs), one in The Atlantic (“The Black Hole That Sucks Up Silicon Valley’s Money”) and another in the Chronicle of Philanthropy (“Foundations Move $737 Million to Donor-Advised Funds, Chronicle Study Shows”). Both raise a number of questions about the appropriateness of DAFs […]
ACR News 3.16.18 – Fixes for Glitches?
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Tax Reform Glitches and More Cuts >> Federal: ACR Summit for Leaders >> Consider This: Mistakes Were Made >> Top Reads: Foundations Fan Out on Capitol Hill to Press Their Case on Taxes and Other Worries Washington Roundup Last month, lawmakers passed a short-term funding package in their two-year budget deal […]
Roundtable Submits Comments to Treasury on Foundation Use Of Donor-Advised Funds
The Philanthropy Roundtable has submitted public comment to the U.S. Department of Treasury detailing how donor-advised funds (DAFs) are a valuable tool for foundations in fulfilling their charitable purpose. The submission comes as Treasury has solicited public feedback on 1) how private foundations use DAFs to support their charitable purposes, and 2) how transfers of […]
ACR News 2.23.18 – More States Considering SALT Workarounds, Continued Support for Universal Charitable Deduction
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Universal Charitable Giving Act >> Local: State-level SALT Workarounds >> Invitation: ACR Summit for Leaders >> Consider This: How About Never? >> Top Reads: Outlook for 2018-19 Charitable Giving Mixed Washington Roundup Earlier this month lawmakers passed a bipartisan budget deal that would lift spending levels for defense and non-defense programs over […]