Past: Novemeber 9th, 2011 at 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. CT
How might the proposed tax policy changes on Itemized Charitable Giving affect your organization?
As the debate over tax policy intensifies, proposed changes to itemized charitable giving and their effects on nonprofit organizations have fallen under increased scrutiny from politicians and nonprofits alike. Recognizing the importance of itemized charitable giving, Campbell & Company has partnered with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University to reveal how these changes might affect your organization.
Our free webinar, hosted by Peter Fissinger, President of Campbell & Company, will share findings from the Center on Philanthropy’s research, identify implications for the nonprofit sector and respond to your most pressing questions.
The Statement of C. Eugene Steuerle was included in the Hearing on Tax Reform Options: Incentives for Charitable Giving. This is his Oct. 18th testimony before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate.
The Tax Policy Policy Center, a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution, published, "Income Tax Paid at Each Tax Rate, 1958-2009." In this report, Daniel Baneman and Jim Nunns review past and present tax brackets and tax rates.
Jon Bakija and Bradley T. Heim researched the effects of incentives and income on charitable giving in "How Does Charitable Giving Respond to Incentives and Income? New Estimates from Pane Data."
In "Options for Changing the Taxs Treatment of Charitable Giving," the Congressional Budget Office discussed 11 options for altering the current income tax treatment of charitable giving.
The Congressional Research Service published, "Charitable Contributions: The Itemized Deduduction Cap and Other FY2011 Budget Options." In this report, Jane G. Gravelle and Donald J. Marples offer budget options.
Peter Fissinger, President, Campbell & Company
Peter Fissinger has 27 years of professional experience in institutional advancement and has been directly involved in designing and implementing major capital fundraising, annual giving programs, planned giving programs, and marketing and publication efforts. As a member of Campbell & Company, Peter has served a wide range of nonprofit institutions, including independent schools, institutions of higher education, healthcare institutions and cultural organizations.
Peter’s previous development experience includes positions with institutions in higher education, independent schools and medical organizations. He is Chair of the Advisory Council on Methodology for Giving USA, a member of the board of the Giving Institute (formerly AAFRC), a past president of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a member of the board of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and a member of the Naperville Historic Preservation Commission. He is also a frequent lecturer at a variety of institutional advancement conferences. Peter is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.
Una Osili, Director of Research, Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
Una O. Osili, Ph.D., is Director of Research at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, a leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice worldwide.
An internationally recognized expert on philanthropy, Dr. Osili frequently speaks across the country on issues related to national and international trends in philanthropy and has been quoted by national news media outlets such as The New York Times, the Chronicle on Philanthropy andNonprofit Times. She has served as a member of several national and international advisory groups, including the Social Science Research Council, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Program. In 2006, she received the Stevenson Fellowship from the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council. In 2007, she was appointed as a fellow of the Networks Financial Institute.
Dr. Osili previously served as the Interim Director of Research and has been the Director of Research at the Center on Philanthropy since 2009. Dr. Osili is the current Chair of the Research Committee of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, and is a member of the Research Committee of the Lake Institute for Faith and Giving. She leads the Center’s extensive research program for its partners including Bank of America, United Way Worldwide, United Student Aid Funds, the Alban Institute, and National Collegiate Athletic Association. Dr. Osili provides guidance for the research for Giving USA, which is published by Giving USA Foundation. She also directs the Center's signature research project, the Center on Philanthropy Panel Study (COPPS). COPPS is largest and most comprehensive study of the philanthropy of American families over time, and is conducted in partnership with the University of Michigan's Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).
In addition to her appointment at the Center on Philanthropy, Dr. Osili serves as Associate Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis. She is also a member of the graduate school faculty at Indiana University. In 2007, she was a Visiting Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University. Dr. Osili is a consultant with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and has worked for the World Bank and also serves on the Research Committee of the Association for Research in Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations (ARNOVA) and the Board of the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA). She has served as a past or current board member for several nonprofit organizations, including the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis, the Immigrant Welcome Center, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Richard’s School. Dr. Osili is a prolific researcher with an extensive body of published research. She earned her B.A. in Economics at Harvard University, and her M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University.
Geoff Plague, Director of Government Relations, Independent Sector
Geoffrey Plague is Director of Government Relations at Independent Sector, the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good inAmericaand around the world. Prior to joining IS, Geoff served as Advocacy and Policy Director at the Basic Education Coalition, a group of international development organizations dedicated to providing every child around the world access to a quality education.
Geoff previously spent nearly 15 years working in the United States Congress, and the New York Times in August 2008 called him “a well-respected Capitol Hill veteran.” During his time on the Hill Geoff served for members of the Democratic leadership in both chambers, including senior positions in the offices of Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Representatives Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Robert Andrews (D-NJ).
Geoff received an MA in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service and a BA in Political Science from the University of Kansas. He has taught courses on the U.S. Congress at Georgetown University and St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and his writing has been published on Congress’ role in making U.S. policy toward Latin America, as well as the annual defense budget process on Capitol Hill.
Geoff is also the founder and president of Buildings & Books, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity that constructs and establishes children's community libraries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Steve Taylor, Senior Vice President and Counsel for Public Policy, United Way Worldwide
Steve spent over 10 years working in various capacities as a staff member in the United States Senate, most recently serving for 2 years as General Counsel to U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE). Steve served as Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights for 6 years. Steve also served as Chief Legislative Analyst for the Minority Leader in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Steve holds a bachelor of arts in political science from University of New Mexico, and a juris doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Steve is licensed to practice law in New Mexico.