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Catholic Fundraising Weekly 17.09.19

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Sep 19, 2017 3:46:00 PM

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Where are we on Tax Reform?

“The clock is ticking for Republicans to notch a big legislative win this year. So policymakers in the Senate, House and White House have hit the ground running on tax reform. Tax negotiators have been in constant contact, the President is pursuing bipartisanship, and the leaders of both tax writing committees are soliciting input from members – one by retreat and the other by hearing.

“Last week, the “Big 6” tax negotiators – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn – met with President Trump to discuss tax reform and the White House reports the negotiators have come to consensus on many outstanding issues.” [Alliance for Charitable Reform]

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Catholic Fundraising Weekly 17.09.12

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Sep 12, 2017 3:33:00 PM

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Congress, don't tax giving: Charity helps people while saving government costs

“…That potential transfer of responsibility and expense from charities to government should remind lawmakers why historically Congress has not taxed citizens when we give our money away to help others.

It's really quite simple: charities do work and fund programs that government otherwise would have to do, and charities hold advantages that can deliver help more efficiently and effectively.” [Philanthropy Daily]

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Catholic Fundraising Weekly 17.09.05

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Sep 5, 2017 3:16:00 PM

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Your Action Is Needed Now: Send Brief Letters to Postal Regulatory Commission

This is an important call to action for anyone who cares about keeping nonprofit fundraising mail affordable.

We all need to write brief letters to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) by September 13 to make sure they are received by September 18. We need to write in opposition to a stealth attempt by the Postal Service (USPS) to add another price increase on Nonprofit Marketing Mail (formerly called Standard Mail).

The USPS proposes to change the relationship between commercial and nonprofit mail. This “technical adjustment” would add another 3.33 percent to rates for Regular Nonprofit and 6.94 percent for Enhanced Carrier Route Nonprofit! This is in spite of the fact that we have paid more than our part of rate increases for the past ten years! [Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers]

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Catholic Fundraising Weekly 17.08.29

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Aug 29, 2017 2:11:00 PM

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GOP Plan to Kill Estate Tax Sets Up Charitable Giving Conflict

“Most Republicans support killing the estate tax as part of a tax overhaul, but doing so could have dire consequences for something else conservatives cherish – charitable giving.” [Bloomberg]

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CFW 17.08.22

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Aug 22, 2017 9:14:00 AM

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Understanding Charitable Tax Deduction Legislation

"The charitable tax deduction is 100 years old. Yes, 100 years old. It was enacted in 1917 to encourage private philanthropy after individual income taxes were increased to help pay for the United States’ effort in World War I. As we look back on these last 100 years of giving, it’s important for us to understand where we stand today." [NP Engage]

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Topics: Donor engagement


CFW 17.08.15

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Aug 15, 2017 11:31:00 AM

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GOP tax plans pose $13 billion threat to charitable giving. Will lawmakers listen?

“With healthcare reform hung up in the Senate, Congress and the Trump administration are apparently shifting their primary legislative focus to tax reform. Without modifications, however, Republicans’ leading tax-reform proposals are likely to reduce charitable donations by over $13 billion annually. One hopeful sign is that senior officials now recognize this looming problem. But even though the charitable sector is in broad agreement on a straightforward solution, it remains far from clear that those leading the charge on tax reform have decided to adopt this solution.” [Philanthropy Daily]

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Topics: Multi-Channel Marketing, Donor engagement


CFW 17.08.08

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Aug 8, 2017 12:55:45 PM

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Charities Coax Lawmakers to Rethink Tax Plan

Charities stand to lose billions in donations if Republicans advance their tax overhaul, prompting the nonprofits to carefully attempt to persuade lawmakers to reshape their plan.

As a result of a proposal to double the standard deduction and prevent people from deducting state and local taxes from federal taxable income, fewer taxpayers -- 5% instead of 30% -- would have a financial incentive to itemize their deductions, including their charitable gifts, according to several estimates.” [Fox Business]

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Topics: Multi-Channel Marketing, Donor engagement


CFW 17.08.01

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Aug 1, 2017 3:33:12 PM

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White House, GOP close to releasing joint tax-reform principles

The White House, congressional leaders and the chairmen of the tax-writing committees may release joint tax-reform principles as soon as this week, according to lobbyists.” [The Hill]

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Topics: Politics, Donor engagement


CFW 17.07.25

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Jul 25, 2017 10:54:00 AM

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The Philanthropy World Is Frightened That Trump’s Tax Plan Is Going To Slow Donations

“There’s new evidence that a Trump presidency may present a serious threat to future philanthropic funding: A recent survey by Schwab Charitable, the country’s 4th largest nonprofit behind Fidelity, United Way and Feeding America (according the research by the Chronicle of Philanthropy) reports 45% of its current donors and financial advisors are likely to reduce their annual giving if Trump’s proposed tax reforms—which reduce charitable deductions on taxable income–take effect in 2018. In total, as many as 60% of Schwab’s givers would either decrease donations or aren’t sure how they’d proceed.” [Fast Company]

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Topics: Politics, Millenials


CFW 17.07.18

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Jul 18, 2017 11:42:49 AM

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Washington Round-Up from Alliance of Charitable Reform

“This week, the Alliance for Charitable Reform [of which NCDC is a member] and The Philanthropy Roundtable brought foundation and nonprofit leaders to D.C. for a two-day event dubbed “Champions for Charity.” On Wednesday evening, leaders dined with members of the press at an off-the-record event to further develop relationships that we hope will help keep a well-informed media on our issues.” [Alliance for Charitable Reform]

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Input Needed on Postal New Product and Development

Steve Colella, industry lead for the Mailer’s Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) New Product Development focus area, is requesting input from nonprofit mailers in a survey. Many questions in the survey are about Informed Delivery. The survey is only 20 questions and shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete. Please complete the survey by Monday, July 24.

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