Opinion: Don’t Change the Tax Rules on Advocacy by Nonprofits or Donors

The Washington tax debate is prompting two contradictory plans — one to end the ban on partisan politicking by nonprofits and another to limit tax deductions for charitable donors that seek to influence policy.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Don-t-Change-the/239918

Daily News Roundup: Metropolitan Museum of Art Mulls Ticket Charge for Non-New Yorkers

Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the deficit-plagued museum’s proposal to make entrance fees mandatory for visitors from outside the city. Also, Livestrong says it’s turning a fundraising corner after three years of plunging donations, and an African charity teams with dating app Tinder to help super-rare rhinos breed.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239920

Daily News Roundup: Fear of Terror Financing Hinders Aid Work

Relief groups say urgent humanitarian work is being delayed by banks’ reluctance to wire money into countries where terrorist activity takes place. Also, how big charities’ brand recognition widens inequality in the nonprofit world, and the Robin Hood Foundation names a new leader.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Fear-of/239889

Daily News Roundup: Steve Ballmer Launches Online Trove of Government Data

Also, the White House sends up a trial ballon on capping the charitable deduction, and Sheryl Sandberg’s workplace-equality nonprofit Lean In faces criticism for staying neutral as more professional women protest Trump policies.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Steve/239836

Daily News Roundup: Universities Pushing Back on Endowment Scrutiny

As Congress weighs restrictions on tax exemptions for endowments, well-helled colleges are adding the issue to their lobbying agenda. Also, how technology unduly dominates a surge in education aid for displaced Syrian children.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239819

Nonprofits Mull Prospect of Losing Thousands of AmeriCorps Volunteers

Charities that rely heavily on manpower from the Clinton-era federal program say proposed White House cuts would drastically reduce their ability to provide services and recruit the next generation of leaders.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Mull-Prospect-of/239815

Daily News Roundup: How a Boston Bombing Survivor Pays It Forward

Far-flung donor support that helped her recover from injuries suffered in the 2013 attack inspired Brittany Loring to help victims of traumas that receve far less public attention. Also, the Pittsburgh Foundation reaps a Trump bump in giving, and Egypt frees a long-detained American charity worker.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-How-a/239811