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Forum Policy Playbook: October Edition

Publication date: 
10/2017

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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A Guide for Engagement During the 2017 Congressional August Recess

Publication date: 
07/2017

This guide provides resources to help you and your members connect with your legislators during the 2017 abbreviated congressional August recess. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact Jay Hutchins, the Forum’s Associate Director of Policy, at (202) 888-6732 or jay@unitedphilforum.org.

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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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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 100th 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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Policy Update: April 10, 2019

Release Date: 
04/10/2019

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.

Topics in the latest update include the 2020 census and the proposed citizenship question, new nonprofit legislation and a study from the Joint Economic Committee, and member updates on donor-advised fund legislation in California and the new Endow Mississippi tax credit in Mississippi. 

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Policy Update: March 27, 2019

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03/27/2019

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.

Topics in the latest update include the 2020 census, the House Ways and Means hearing on the 2017 tax law, and proposed legislation from Senator Wyden on charitable donations to colleges and universities. 

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Policy Alert: House Ways and Means Hearing: The 2017 Tax Law and Who It Left Behind

Release Date: 
03/22/2019

Forum Policy Alert is a time-sensitive notification for United Philanthropy Forum members covering breaking public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. The topic of this alert is the House Ways and Means Hearing: The 2017 Tax Law and Who It Left Behind.

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