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CFW 17.10.31

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Oct 31, 2017 1:39:00 PM

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New report finds religious people are more likely to donate

“The Giving USA Special Report on Giving to Religion released [this week] was researched and written by the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy with support from the Giving USA Foundation™.

“The report is based on newly released data from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Philanthropy Panel Study (PPS), which tracks more than 9,000 individuals' and families' giving and dynamic factors that influence those practices (e.g., employment, health and marital status) throughout their lives. PPS is the leading and most accurate resource for measuring U.S. household giving.” [Philanthropy Daily]

Catholic Fundraising: How did We Get Here and Where are We Going?

Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, President/CEO of NCDC, will present a webinar  on November 14, which will address giving trends within the Catholic fundraising community.

All Catholic nonprofits are invited to participate in the NCDC Development Program Survey. The data from this survey will be included in the webinar presentation.

Survey participation deadline is November 3.

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CFW 17.09.26

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Oct 26, 2017 2:18:00 PM

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Alliance represents all nonprofits in opposing USPS proposal to change preferred rates

“The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, as it always does, took a strong position to support and protect the rights of nonprofit mailers. We pointed out, as no one else did, that over the last ten years, nonprofit and commercial Standard Mail prices have gone up at virtually the same rate: 15 percent. This means that there is not a problem in need of fixing.” [Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers]

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CFW 17.10.24

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Oct 24, 2017 11:35:00 AM

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Invitation to Participate: NCDC Annual Development Program Survey

NCDC is once again surveying nonprofit Catholic fundraisers to compile the most comprehensive look at the Catholic fundraising environment. All Catholic nonprofits are invited to participate in the NCDC Development Program Survey.

Participation deadline is November 3.

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TAKE THE DIRECT MARKETING PROGRAM SURVEY

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CFW 17.10.17

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Oct 17, 2017 1:32:00 PM

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Universal Tax Deduction Update

At our 49th Annual NCDC Conference, Robert Sharpe, of The Sharpe Group, explained to the Catholic fundraising community the importance of protecting the tax deduction for charitable giving and rejecting the White House proposal in this regard.  In essence, he told the attendees that most Catholic institutions, including religious orders and various other church ministries are supported primarily by donors from the middle class. The White House proposal would basically eliminate these donors from receiving a deduction for charitable giving.

“We need to support legislation that will protect or expand the tax deduction for charitable giving, especially for the middle class,” Sharpe stated.

Last week U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.)  introduced the Universal Charitable Deduction Act (H.R. 3988), which has been sent to the House Ways and Means Committee for review.  

This bill includes a universal tax deduction, which NCDC and other nonprofits have long advocated and would encourage charitable giving from all tax payers. However, we are concerned about limits to the size of the deduction. We continue to carefully watch how this bill develops.

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CFW 17.10.10

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Oct 10, 2017 10:29:00 AM

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The charitable tax deduction turns 100

“’In America, as perhaps nowhere else in the world,’ declared an editorial in the Boston Transcript on June 29, 1917, ‘educational and philanthropic institutions have been built up and maintained by private subscription.’

“The article goes on to argue that in other countries ‘of slower development’ than the United States, welfare work and social services have had to be taken up by government organs, whose resolve (and funding) tends to dry up during times of war.” [Philanthropy Daily]

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CFW 17.10.03

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference

Date Published - Oct 3, 2017 1:25:00 PM

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God Loves a Cheerful Itemizer

“If you make between $50,000 and $100,000 a year, you’ll probably give less to charity under President Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan.

“So says a study commissioned by Independent Sector, a coalition of nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs.

“Back in May, researchers from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy ran the numbers on the Trump administration’s proposal to double the standard deduction from $6,300 to $12,600 for individuals, and from $12,600 to $24,000 for joint filers.” [Christianity today]

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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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