Nonprofit Leaders, Lawmakers Meet to Discuss Wider Tax Incentives, National Data Protections
On Apr. 10, members of The Nonprofit Alliance, an authoritative voice of nonprofits to promote, protect and strengthen the philanthropic sector in the best interests of donors and beneficiaries, gathered together to make the case to revise tax and data laws, according to a press release.
“Services are starting to suffer, and we’re asking Congress for a universal charitable donation deduction to restore the incentive for middle Americans to give. This would really be a win-win. The services that nonprofits provide—feeding the hungry, sheltering homeless populations, protecting wildlife, searching for cures to diseases—help us all by strengthening our communities and reducing the burden on government.” — Mark Micali, government affairs advisor with The Nonprofit Alliance
At the gathering on Capitol Hill, members met with lawmakers from both parties asking for support of a universal charitable giving tax credit and a national approach to responsible data protection. Members who participated include: Food for the Poor, DAV and the American Institute for Cancer Research. According to the Alliance, states are creating their own varying data protection laws, which will significantly impact nonprofits' abilities to deliver their missions.
“Data is an important piece of the nonprofit puzzle. It allows us to assess need, measure our effectiveness and better direct resources to the people and places that need it the most. We absolutely support responsible data privacy and believe this should happen at the national level to be consistent and most effective.” — Shannon McCracken, CEO of The Nonprofit Alliance