12/10/13 — Make the Most of the Season of Giving!
By The Charitable Giving Coalition
The Season of Giving has arrived, and what better time to highlight the importance of charitable giving and the impact of the charitable tax deduction?
Giving is central to who we are as a country, whether feeding the hungry, providing shelter to families in need, supporting educational and cultural opportunities, helping solving health challenges and so much more.
The charitable tax deduction, which has incentivized charitable acts that support initiatives like these for a century, is under threat. As lawmakers consider harmful changes to this valuable American tradition, you can make your voice heard! Below are some simple ways you can join in the fight to defend the charitable deduction.
Write an op-ed
Our template op-ed provides an opportunity to raise awareness in your community about the value of charitable giving and the charitable deduction.
Spread the word via social media
Protect Giving Day in DC on November 20th underscored the value and potential impact of advancing our cause through social media outreach. So many of our Coalition members shared compelling posts about their activities in Washington, but also the impact of their charities in communities throughout America.
We want to carry that enthusiasm through the holidays!
The website’s Take Action section has additional information and guidance on how to spread the word!
One of the most effective ways to make the case to lawmakers about the importance of protecting the charitable deduction is by showing them – in their communities. Meeting them face-to-face or inviting them to attend a local event demonstrating the role and impact of charitable giving can make all the difference. The Charitable Giving Coalition’s website provides a local engagement and advocacy toolkit of ways to plan a successful event.