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 […]
Discussing Philanthropic Freedom and The Givers
The Philanthropy Roundtable’s vice president for public policy, Sean Parnell, recently participated in a discussion with David Callahan, the founder of Inside Philanthropy and author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. Parnell and Callahan discussed a few of the topics addressed in the book, including freedom and oversight, civic inequality, […]
The Philanthropy Roundtable Defends Donor Privacy In New Mexico
The Philanthropy Roundtable sent a letter to New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver this week highlighting how a proposed rule to the state’s administrative code, 1.10.13 NMAC, would harm charities and erode philanthropic freedom. “Charitable organizations organized under section 501(c)3 of the federal tax code cannot participate in campaigns for public office, and […]
White Paper: Protecting Donor Privacy
Hopefully, you had a chance to read The Philanthropy Roundtable’s most recent issue of Philanthropy magazine where we take a look at donor privacy. In the issue, two of the Roundtable’s staff members, Karl Zinsmeister, vice president of publications, and Sean Parnell, vice president of public policy, delve into the issue of anonymous giving as a pillar of […]