Hear Nothing, Do Nothing

Hear Nothing, Do Nothing

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U.S. Senators who don’t know how much charitable giving incentives help their constituents in a meaningful way are not likely to take action. When they hear nothing about the needs in their communities, they will do nothing to help.


That is why the nonprofit community is mobilizing this spring to raise awareness and grassroots action in support of the America Gives More Act (H.R. 644), the bill that passed the House in February and is stuck in the Senate awaiting consideration. The legislation would support the work of nonprofits in communities by restoring and making permanent three expired charitable giving incentives – the enhanced deductions for donations of food inventories and for land conservation easements, and the IRA rollover. The bill would also provide needed simplification to the excise tax that private foundations pay, thereby making more funds available for philanthropic purposes.


The grassroots effort now underway on the America Gives More Act is designed to call attention to the immediate needs in communities and to urge Senators to recognize that there is no legitimate reason to further delay enactment of the bipartisan bill. Nonprofits are urged to use “#Act4Good” in social media, as modeled in the photos above; learn more and Take Action Now

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