Federal Appeals Court Upholds New York Law Requiring Nonprofits to Disclose Privacy of Donors
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit upheld a New York law on February 15 that requires nonprofit organizations to disclose information such as names, addresses and contributions of certain donors. The lawsuit involved both a 501(c)3 charity and a related 501(c)4 social welfare organization. “We find that the […]
ACR News 1.12.18 – Tax Work Continues While States Get Creative
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: No Budget, No Reconciliation >> Federal: Chairman Hatch Announces Retirement >> Federal: New Tax Writers and Subcommittee Chairs >> Federal: State-level SALT Workarounds >> Federal: ACR Summit for Leaders >> Consider This: Tax Work Continues >> Top Reads: Charities trying to gauge impact of federal tax reform on giving Washington Roundup […]
The Philanthropy Roundtable Defends Donor Privacy in Washington
The Philanthropy Roundtable expressed concerns that the privacy for donors to 501(c)3 charities in Washington could be compromised under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. The Roundtable submitted testimony to the Washington State Senate for yesterday’s hearing on SB 5991, the Washington State Disclose Act of 2018. “The proposed legislation would require, among other things, […]
Charitable Giving is Not a “Tax Dodge”
The time of year stretching from late November through New Year’s Eve is often known as the “Giving Season,” as many Americans not only celebrate the holidays but also find a little extra to give to charities and those in need. And while it is almost surely several places out of first on any donor’s […]
ACR News 10.31.17 – Will Tax Reform be a Trick or Treat?
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Universal Charitable Giving Act >> Federal: Annual Meeting Recap >> Federal: Roadmap for Action – November >> Consider This: Expect a Bumpy Ride >> Top Reads: Philanthropy Horror Stories: Donor Intent Gone Wrong It’s no trick. In fact, we’re giving you a treat with a Tuesday edition of the ACR Newsletter. […]
ACR Sessions at The Philanthropy Roundtable Annual Meeting
Last week, The Philanthropy Roundtable held its Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. As part of the programming, the Alliance for Charitable Reform held a panel on tax policy and charitable giving featuring Robert Sharpe, chairman of the Sharpe Group, and Sandra Swirski, ACR executive director. Pete Bird of the Frist Foundation moderated the panel which […]
Progressive funders fund progressive group. Also, water is wet.
The Washington Free Beacon is an online newspaper based in Washington, DC, with a decidedly conservative bent. It published an article Wednesday revealing the funders supporting the progressive organization Center for Community Change: The hidden donors to a prominent anti-Trump “resistance” organization are revealed in unredacted tax forms obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The […]
Donor Dad Wants to Stay Anonymous
The right of individual donors to decide whether they want to be publicly associated with their gifts is an important component of philanthropic freedom, and a core civic freedom as well that the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized on several occasions, perhaps most notably in the 1958 decision NAACP v. Alabama. There are many reasons […]
ACR News 9.15.17 – Where are we on Tax Reform?
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: So, What’s Up with Tax Reform? >> Federal: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Individual Tax Reform >> Federal: Tax Reform and Philanthropy’s 3 Percent Solution >> Federal: Faith and Giving Coalition Briefing >> Federal: Roadmap for Action – September >> Consider This: Congress is Back in Town >> Top Reads: Nonprofits […]