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Census 2020

Publication date: 
10/2018
It is difficult to overstate the importance of a fair and accurate census count. When census information is not accurate, it threatens to muffle the voices of undercounted groups and regions, and undermine the basic political equality that is central to our democracy.
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Forum Position: Johnson Amendment

Publication date: 
03/2017
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.” We are troubled by recent proposals in Washington to weaken or repeal this longstanding protection in the federal tax code.
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Philanthropy Serving Organizations (PSO) Post-Election Activity Updates

Publication date: 
03/2017
This document was developed by Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce (GIST) staff to share emerging strategies, events and resources from philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs) in response to the new political environment and its impact on philanthropy, our networks and the communities we serve.
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Policy Update: Johnson Amendment

Publication date: 
03/2017
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.
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Charitable Deduction

Publication date: 
02/2017
2017 marked the 100 th anniversary of the charitable deduction. 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.
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Amicus Brief- AFPF v. Becerra

Publication date: 
01/2017
The Philanthropy Roundtable filed an amicus brief in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra, a key donor privacy case.
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Donor Advised Funds

Publication date: 
01/2017
Donor advised funds are powerful tools – both for average people who want to make lasting commitments to their communities, as well as those with significant financial resources who are looking for an alternative to a private foundation. See the Forum's position and resources on this issue.
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