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Southern California Grantmakers Public Policy Conference

Date: February 28, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Event: Southern California Grantmakers Public Policy Conference

Sue Santa will join Aaron Dorfman, Executive Director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy; and Latonya Slack, Senior Program Officer, California Democracy Program, The James Irvine Foundation for a panel discussion of policy issues.

For more details on this event please visit the SCG website: http://www.socalgrantmakers.org/events/upcoming?eventId=401185&EventViewMode=EventDetails

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Something You Haven’t Heard About the Super Committee

Consider This…

The late Congressman Mo Udall (D-AZ) once quipped, “Everything has been said but not everyone has said it.”  In the case of the Super Committee, we believe that while much has been said, not everything has been said.

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Charitable Deduction | Federal

ACR Newsletter 12.16.11

The latest edition of the ACR newsletter is available below. Here are highlights:

Washington Roundup:

  • Payroll Tax
  • Funding the Government

Consider This:Something You Haven’t Heard About the Super Committee

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ACR, Nonprofit Leaders Send Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Potection of Giving

Letter Reinforces Economic Importance of Incentives to Give and the Nonprofit Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A broad coalition of nonprofit leaders sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee today, reinforcing the importance of protecting the charitable deduction and incentives to give with year-end giving in full swing, the recent failure of the Super Committee, and tax reform inevitably on the horizon.

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Charitable Deduction | Federal

ACR, Coalition Send Letter to Chairman Baucus—Protect the Charitable Deduction

Today, ACR joined a coalition of national nonprofit organizations in sending a letter to Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) reminding him of the importance of preserving the charitable giving and the charitable deduction.

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Federal | Proper Oversight

‘Free enterprise and philanthropy are inseparable’

Washington Examiner, December 14, 2011

In a Washington Examiner op-ed, Washington Legal Foundation expert Daniel Popeo reminds us that philanthropy flows from free enterprise. He challenges those from the charitable sector that are against free enterprise and support proposals that shift greater power to government.

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Federal | State | State Legislation | Events

Save the Date - 2012 ACR Summit for Leaders

Washington, D.C.

Mark your calendars for the Alliance for Charitable Reform’s third annual Summit for Leaders on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

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Treasury Department Releases Study on Supporting Organizations and DAFs

Washington Update

Finally completing a 2005 request by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), the Treasury Department released their study today on how nonprofit supporting organizations and donor advised funds distribute money to charities. The report found that these groups distributed approximately 9 to 12 percent of their assets in 2006, and recommended that there NOT be any federal requirement for annual giving for supporting organizations and donor advised funds, since their giving was high compared to private foundations.

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Super Committee Letdown–Why We Think It Failed

Consider This…

Well, we predicted it would go out with not a bang, not a whimper, but something in between.  And boy, were we ever wrong.

Last Tuesday, two days before Thanksgiving, the Super Committee issued a statement that began, “After months of hard work, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline.”  No deal to cut the deficit –by even one dollar!

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ACR Newsletter 12.2.11

The latest edition of the ACR newsletter is available below. Here are highlights:

Washington Roundup:

Consider This:Super Committee Letdown–Why We Think It Failed

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