The Stubborn 2% Giving Rate
The following article was published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and includes comments from Adam Meyerson, president of the Philanthropy Roundtable. Americans gave $316.2-billion to charity last year, according to “Giving USA,” the annual survey of philanthropy that was released this week. And in a statistic that offers no surprises no one, that represented 2 […]
Hudson study finds US is among the top in philanthropic freedom, giving incentives
The Hudson Institute recently released a study on variations in philanthropy around the world, entitled “Philanthropic Freedom, A Pilot Study.” Thirteen countries were analyzed over the past two years to measure philanthropic freedom or ease of giving. The findings speak volumes for public policies that fuel giving, like those in the United States. The study […]
Transparency in Philanthropy, A Book Event
Philanthropic organizations are obligated to provide certain types of transparency – the types that are required by the federal tax system and by state laws aimed at maintaining the donor’s intent. But current heightened calls for transparency are based on other rationales: Transparency is a good unto itself and more should be required of all […]
Dr. Steve Moore on innovative giving in the charitable community. Dr. Moore is the Executive Director of the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Fund. As the organization’s chief executive officer, he is responsible for all programs and activities of the Trust. Steve joined the Trust in 2006.
Why Charitable Giving is Important
ACR caught up with Dave Wills (President, National Christian Foundation), Brent Christopher (President & CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas), and John Ashmen (President, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions) upon conclusion of their oral testimonies during the House Ways and Means hearing on charitable giving incentives. Listen closely as the halls of Congress were abuzz!
The Charitable Deduction: Who Really Benefits?
Living inside the Washington beltway must be a profoundly disorienting experience. Maybe there’s something in the Potomac River, maybe it’s just too much time in the world’s most self-absorbed echo chamber, or maybe it’s just the pressure of too much traffic. Honestly, I don’t know. But there must be something that explains the recent Washington […]
Speakers Debate the Right Defense of Foundation Autonomy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports on the ACR session “Right, Left & Center: Why They Each Have a Stake in Philanthropic Freedom” at the 2010 annual meeting. Here’s an excerpt: Making the case that philanthropic dollars do good and benefit society isn’t going to be enough to convince lawmakers and the public that foundations deserve […]