Lawmakers Must Understand Philanthropy to Make Better Policy Choices

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There’s an old saying in politics: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”

As policy makers in D.C. and elsewhere debate public-policy changes that directly affect philanthropy, this idiom will become reality unless more foundations recognize their place in enhancing understanding of what philanthropy does and the constructive impact it has.

The issues on the menu are broad-ranging and varied, including changes to the private-foundation