The Charitable Giving Coalition sent this letter to all members of the House Ways and Means Committee. The Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC), a coalition of associations representing thousands of charitable and faith-based organizations across the country, strongly supports the enactment of a universal charitable deduction.
Public Policy Resources
Charitable Giving Coalition one-pager with talking points on the Universal Charitable Deduction.
UBIT fact sheet created for the August 2019 Recess features background information, legislation information, and talking points.
Charitable deduction fact sheet created for the August 2019 Recess features background information, legislation information, and talking points.
United Philanthropy Forum's 2019 August Recess Guide contains information for PSOs to make the most out of the August recess, including ideas for engaging members of Congress, meeting tips, talking points on key policy issues, and more.
Co-sponsors of the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act (H.R. 651), Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX), shared a Dear Colleague letter with their fellow representatives, encouraging them to support an above-the-line deduction for charitable donations.
A fact sheet of frequently asked questions on Treasury's SALT workarounds final rule.
United Philanthropy Forum submitted comments for the record in advance of the Committee on Ways and Means hearing entitled "Ending the TCJA Tax on Houses of Worship, Charities, and Nonprofits."
Charitable Giving Coalition statement on the Giving USA results for 2018.
Reference this table for all the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) legislation currently introduced in the 116th Congress.
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made two changes to the tax code regarding UBIT that negatively affect foundations and other tax-exempt organizations. See the Forum's position and resources on this issue.
Independent Sector released new research on values-based messaging for promoting giving policy.
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 made the IRA Charitable Rollover permanent law, allowing taxpayers age 70 ½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income. See the Forum's position and resources on this issue.
Over 600 organizations from all 50 states signed on to the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) letter to Representatives Neal and Brady on the House Ways and Means Committee to call for the repeal of the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits’ fringe benefits.
Use this resource as talking points for your Hill meetings at FOTH. The document includes suggested topics and messages to deliver to your members of Congress to ensure that all delegations are speaking with one voice about the issues that impact the sector.
Send this two-pager in advance of a Hill meeting to preview the topics you wish to discuss or provide it at the end of the Hill meeting as part of your leave-behind packet.
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.
This guide provides resources to help you and your members connect with your legislators during the 2017 abbreviated congressional August recess.
United Philanthropy Forum supports the continued full enforcement of current law that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities—also known as the “Johnson Amendment.” See our position and resources on this issue.
Since 1917, the federal charitable tax deduction has provided a tax deduction for donations made to nonprofit organizations by taxpayers who itemize their tax returns, roughly one-third of all Americans. See the Forum's position and resources on this issue.