Heaven Help Us: Will the New Tax Law Affect Giving to Houses of Worship? 

Posted by Kirby Hughes Gould on Mar 28, 2018 7:30:00 AM

In the work I do for the Christian Church Foundation, our message is rooted in the Good Book (Bible) of how we as Christians are called to give of our time, talent and treasure (or wealth, wisdom, and work) to build the kingdom of God on earth. The Old Testament speaks of giving our “first fruits”—or 10 percent of the harvest—to the church for its work. We are then implored to give an “offering” to support the widows and orphans, the aliens and the poor.

In the New Testament the scriptures call for us to give out of our abundance, and in response to the measure we have been blessed. The topics of giving and sharing are noted in the Bible more times than the topics of love and faith! And two-thirds of Jesus’ parables addressed how we care for others by sharing of our resources.

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Topics: Advocacy, Tax Reform, Legislation

The Year Ahead: 2018 Board Chair

Posted by Christopher McGurn on Jan 17, 2018 7:30:00 AM

I would like to begin by extending my sincere gratitude to the CGP Staff and 2017 Board of Directors especially Cathy Sheffield, previous Board Chair, and Elizabeth Ayers, previous Conference Chair, for their leadership. Because of their efforts we continue to move forward with momentum and a clear vision to serve our members and the broader charitable gift planning community.

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Topics: Advocacy, General, Leadership, Education, Membership, Council, Mission

Year in Review: CGP Board Chair

Posted by Cathy R. Sheffield on Dec 20, 2017 7:30:00 AM

It has been my honor and great privilege to serve on the CGP board for the past few years, most recently as chair.

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Topics: Advocacy, CGP Link, Education, Conference

Tax Reform Legislation To Be Enacted Into Law This Week

Posted by Perry Wasserman on Dec 18, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Starting tomorrow the House and Senate are expected to give final approval to major tax reform legislation, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1), before sending it to President Trump who has indicated he will promptly sign the measure into law.  As discussed on our December 14 update, HR 1 is the most significant re-write of the United States Tax Code in three decades and, despite a historic lobbying effort by the nonprofit community, the legislation will significantly impair tax incentives for charitable giving and make a number of other changes that will greatly affect the tax-exempt sector. 

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Topics: Advocacy, Tax Reform, Legislation

Senate to Consider Tax Reform Legislation This Week

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Nov 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This week the Senate will consider major tax reform legislation which will dramatically alter tax incentives for charitable giving.  CGP is asking all members to contact their two United State Senators to advocate for a universal charitable deduction.  Given all that is at stake, the time to act is now.  Background information, a call to action, and suggested talking points are below.  Please reach out to CGP with any questions as this process continues to unfold.  

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Topics: Advocacy

Take Action Now on Tax Reform

Posted by Michael Kenyon on Nov 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

We feel it is vital to keep you informed about the current tax reform, active in in both the House and Senate. CGP appreciates the work you have done to help minimize the potential impact to charitable giving, and there is still more work to do. 

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Topics: Advocacy, Tax Reform, Legislation