200 Charity Leaders Visit Washington to Push Lawmakers to Keep Tax Write-Offs

200 Charity Leaders Visit Washington to Push Lawmakers to Keep Tax Write-Offs

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Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits, said the message charities had for lawmakers reminded him of the lyrics of a children’s song his daughter used to sing.

"The shin bone is connected to the thigh bone ..." he said, explaining that seemingly unrelated items of tax policy can have an impact on each other.

Mr. Delaney said members of his group sent letters and emails on the issue to lawmakers and talked with them by Skype. He joined about 20 members of his organization on Capitol Hill. While most of his meetings were with staff members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees who are already fluent in tax policy, he said the visits were still important.

"Having live people in those offices reinforced the seriousness of the issue," he said.

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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