Charitable Giving Coalition Sends Letter to Congress About Event
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hundreds of front-line nonprofit and charitable sector leaders representing thousands of communities will gather in Washington, D.C. on November 20 for “Protect Giving Day” to urge lawmakers to protect the charitable tax deduction. The event comes as political leaders are once again focusing on tax reform and deficit reduction and will consider proposals that could do significant harm to incentives that encourage charitable giving.
LOS ANGELES— Adam Meyerson, president of The Philanthropy Roundtable, highlighted the importance of the charitable deduction in preserving our nation’s civil society in his opening remarks at the organization’s annual meeting last Thursday.
Panel Discussion - April 16, 2013
The following is a not-to-miss event sponsored by the Hudson Institute.
Alexander Reid, who spoke recently at the ACR Summit for Leaders on the underpinnings of charitable deduction, will present his recent work. Reid is of Counsel in Morgan Lewis’s Tax Practice and a former staff member for the Joint Committee on Taxation.
If you’re in Washington on April 16th, we hope you can attend to hear more on the principles behind the charitable deduction. You can also watch it online here.
Conference - Monday, April 15, 2013
The Urban Institute and the Alliance for Charitable Reform present
Monday, April 15, 2013 • 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
This conference will look broadly at the relationship between the government and nonprofit sectors and their mutual yet distinct roles in the modern economy.
Register online http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5934453109. (Registration required.)
Book Event - Thursday, April 11, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.
The Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium
Transparency in Philanthropy
An Analysis of Accountability, Fallacy, and Volunteerism
A book event co-hosted by The Philanthropy Roundtable.
RSVP online here | or call (202) 675-1752
On Tuesday, March 19th, over 230 foundation and nonprofit leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., for the fourth annual ACR Summit for Leaders, which was the featured programming of this year’s Foundations on the Hill (FOTH). ACR co-sponsored FOTH with the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
The ACR Summit is one of our annual forums for the philanthropic community to engage with experts and leaders on issues at the intersection of public policy and philanthropy.
The Summit began with candid thoughts on charitable issues from Congressional staff who are key players in the tax reform debate.
March 19, 2013 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2012 was like no other year for the charitable community. The sector faced the most significant threats to charitable giving in recent memory. But the battle is not over for the charitable deduction. With the debt ceiling debate looming, delayed spending cuts approaching, talk of more tax increases, and funding for the government running out, Washington is gearing up for an even greater fight over the next few months.
It is more important than ever that foundation executives, nonprofit leaders, and others interested in public policy join us to learn about what you can do to protect charity.
Today at 9:30 AM EST
The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on charitable giving incentives today at 9:30 AM EST. To tune in live, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hclive09.
The purpose of the hearing is to allow stakeholders to officially weigh in on how changes to the charitable deduction might impact the vital services the sector provides. “Because of the critical role that charities play,” said Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), “the Committee must hear directly from the charitable community before considering any proposals as part of comprehensive tax reform that might impact their ability to obtain the resources they need to fulfill their missions.”
David Wills, president of the National Christian Foundation, will testify on behalf of the Alliance for Charitable Reform. Read our statement on the hearing.
Stay tuned as we live-tweet from the hearing @ACReform to #protectgiving. Following the hearing we will send a summary with analysis and highlights.
For more information click here.
March 19, 2013
ACR Summit for Leaders
Programming of Foundations on the Hill 2013
March 19, 2013
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2012 was like no other year for the charitable community. The sector faced the most significant threats to charitable giving in recent memory. Working together, coalitions of charities and donors successfully preserved the charitable deduction and gave a powerful voice to our community.
But the battle is not over for the charitable deduction. With the debt ceiling debate looming, delayed spending cuts approaching, talk of more tax increases, and funding for the government running out, Washington is gearing up for an even greater fight over the next few months.
The Alliance for Charitable Reform, the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers are co-sponsoring Foundations on the Hill (FOTH), an annual opportunity occurring March 19-20 for grantmakers and regional associations to meet with their federal lawmakers in Washington, D.C. The ACR Summit for Leaders will be part of FOTH’s programming.
: Register for the ACR Summit for Leaders on the Foundations on the Hill website:
Full FOTH program registration includes registration for the ACR Summit. Organizations not eligible to participate in FOTH should select the “ACR Summit for Leaders Program only” option. Learn more about FOTH eligibility here.
The Alliance for Charitable Reform presents
Election Impact Part III: Lame Duck and Fiscal Cliff
Focus on the Charitable Sector
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. EST
Participant Code: 832 317
This event will cover up-to-the-minute developments on Capitol Hill since our Election Update call on November 29th. Everyone is welcome to participate, although this call is off-the-record for media.
RSVP to Patrice@ACReform.com by Monday, December 17.