Donor-Advised Funds Webinar

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Advised Funds, Donor Communication, Donors, Government, Major Gifts Programs.

What You Need to Know about Donor-Advised Funds in 2020   It’s not too late. Even if you missed the live webinar on donor-advised funds, we recorded it as well as printed the slides that accompanied the presentation. Keith Curtis and Jeff Giannotto delve into the details of donor-advised funds. You can learn about the… Read more »

Could the Tax Reform Impact Your Donors? And What Should You Do?

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder, President. Topic: Fundraising, Government.

  Under the tax reform that passed last month, some changes could impact your donors and charitable giving for your organization.     Reduced number of taxpayers qualifying for charitable tax deductions With fewer Americans qualifying for tax deductions, we could see fewer dollars given to nonprofits. One study by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy predicts… Read more »

Treat legislators like major donors

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Government.

If you don’t tell them, who will? Elected officials need to know what matters to the nonprofit sector and to your organization—this was a key message of The Giving Institute’s webinar last week, in which I participated as a GI member. Jason Lee, general counsel for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, stressed how important this year… Read more »

How does last night’s State of the Union affect charitable giving?

Posted , by Kaitlin Robb, Consultant. Topic: Government.

As president for the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, I’m fortunate to receive timely information and updates about public policy at the national level. Jason Lee, general counsel for AFP, included an analysis in an email today regarding last night’s State of the Union address. In terms of an impact on charitable… Read more »

Fiscal Cliff Legislation Provides Favorable Opportunity for Senior Donors this Month

Posted , by Erin Phillips, Campaign Consultant and Marketing Director. Topic: Government.

On January 1, 2013, the House and Senate passed H.R. 8, The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, a bill to avert the “Fiscal Cliff.” The president subsequently signed the bill into law. Those age 70-1/2 and older can donate up to $100,000 from Roth or traditional IRAs to certain charitable organizations without including the… Read more »

Will Donors Give Less if Taxed More?

Posted , by Natalie McGaughey, development coordinator. Topic: Government.

A recent article in Philanthropy Matters examined the current Obama administration’s proposal on changes in charitable deductions for taxpayers with adjusted gross income over $250,000 for couples and $200,000 for individuals. This proposal suggests reducing the value of itemized charitable deductions from 35% to 28%, and raising the marginal income tax from 35% to 39.6%… Read more »

U.S. Economy Shows Considerable Progress in Recovering From the Great Recession

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Government.

I attended a luncheon today hosted by the Economics Club of Hampton Roads and Old Dominion University, which featured an interesting presentation by Jeffrey Lacker,  president of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee. Lacker addressed the “considerable progress of the U.S. economy in recovering from the great… Read more »

Impact of Proposed Tax Changes on U.S. Giving

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Government.

The Giving Institute recently hosted an informative webinar on the proposed changes to the U.S. tax code and what it means for giving in our country. We wanted to share some of the valuable information presented in the webinar, led by Patrick Rooney, PhD, Executive Director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. The webinar… Read more »

Charitable Giving Forecast: How Potential Changes in the U.S. Tax Code Could Encourage an Increase

Posted , by Erin Phillips, Campaign Consultant. Topic: Government, Philanthropy Research & Events.

The nonprofit industry is keeping a close watch on Washington in 2012 as this year could bring about some significant changes in tax legislation that will affect American’s charitable giving. While most of the proposed policies are not favorable to organizations filing as 501(3)c, fundraisers could see an increase in donations this year as people… Read more »

Right Time For Tax Change?

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Government.

We recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal regarding nonprofits campaigning against a provision in President Obama’s jobs bill that would limit itemized deductions, including charitable contributions, for individuals with an annual income of $200,000 or more. The federal proposal, which would cap itemized deductions at 28% from the current 35%, provoked an… Read more »