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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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2019 PolicyWorks Institute / Foundations on the Hill Sponsorship Opportunities

Publication date: 
09/2018
United Philanthropy Forum offers several unique sponsorship opportunities in 2019 to show your support for the philanthropic sector and reach more than 300 philanthropy leaders from across the country. Sponsorships are available for two related events in Washington, DC: PolicyWorks Institute – March 10-11, 2019 Foundations on the Hill – March 11-13, 2019 Foundations on the Hill Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) brings together more than 300 philanthropy leaders from across the country for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to philanthropy...
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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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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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Simplification of the Excise Tax

Publication date: 
01/2017
A uniform excise tax rate would increase funds available for local communities by freeing private foundations from the administrative task of calculating the amount of additional eligible expenditure needed to qualify for the lower 1% rate. See the Forum's position and resources on this issue.
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