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We have issued the a statement in response to a bill introduced on October 5 by Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC-6) to make the charitable deduction available to all taxpayers.

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Policy Alert for our members centered on the Universal Charitable Giving Act and 2020 Census.

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Wildfires continue to burn in Northern California with at least 29 deaths reported, thousands forced to evacuate their homes and more than 3,500 buildings destroyed in an area covering more than 191,000 acres or an area close to the size of New York City. We are compiling a list of responses, news items, resources and programming for philanthropy in response to the destruction being left by both disasters. Please send additional suggestions to info@unitedphilforum.org.

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Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from GEO, WINGS, DAFNE, FSG and PolicyLink.

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The October edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide focuses on how to engage in elections. With off-year elections coming up in November, it is an appropriate time to focus on this issue, and perhaps stimulate some thinking on how your organization might get engaged in the elections in 2018 and beyond.shington to face debates over tax reform, and everyone re-focused on work after the summer holidays, this is an opportune moment to get our issues on policymakers’ radar.

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The Republican tax reform proposal released yesterday, called the Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code, does not meet its stated goal to strengthen civil society through charitable giving. In fact, the proposal would result in significant decreases in charitable contributions.

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Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from CF Insights & CFLeads, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Fund the People and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders.

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The Forum Policy Update is a bi-weekly update covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. This version highlights recent developments on federal policy including the Johnson Amendment, the charitable tax deduction, census 2020; and state policy updates including Rhode Island's support of DACA recipients and Michigan's court opinion that clarifies definition of the word "charitable".

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Over the past several weeks, we have seen two disasters cause unimaginable devastion in Mexico, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. We are compiling a list of responses, news items, resources and programming for philanthropy in response to the destruction being left by both disasters.

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Tori Small of North Carolina Network of Grantmakers looks back at her first experience attending the Forum's Annual Conference.

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