Charity Leaders Fear Political Ties Are Unraveling

Longstanding ties between government and nonprofit are fraying amid fiscal hard times and calls for charities to spend less and disclose more when it comes to executive compensation, the Christian Science Monitor writes. Charity executives and trade groups note spending cuts for charities, proposals to scale back tax breaks for giving, and moves in several states to tighten oversight of executive pay at nonprofits that receive taxpayer money.

A Charitable Giving Coalition, a network of nonprofits that includes some of the country’s biggest charities, plans to launch a Washington lobbying offensive next month to safeguard deductions for giving.

Read more about the charitable-deduction debate in a Chronicle of Philanthropy special section.

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