Public Policy

Advocating for the Future of Fundraising and Philanthropy

Over the past several years, there have been calls for regulatory reforms with added bureaucracy for charities, such as nonprofit compensation restrictions, third-party accreditation and mandatory IRS audits. More recently, the charitable deduction has been put at risk, and new tax reforms could result in the loss of billions of dollars of charitable contributions nationwide.

AFP International provides in-house advocacy at the Federal level, which is important, but the best proven way to educate elected officials is through grassroots activity. AFP MN supports members in their efforts to meet with local government representatives on issues that impact their nonprofit organizations and charities through ongoing work in the Public Policy Committee.

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