Charity and Government: Tax Reform and Beyond
9:30am-10:40am - Session One
As an Independent Sector, Is Charity a Substitute, Complement, Adversary, or Something Else for Government?
10:40am-11:50am - Session Two
What Is the Definition of Charity, and Who Decides How to Define It?
12:20pm-1:30pm - Session Three
Philanthropy’s Relationship to Current Policy Debates
This conference will look broadly at the relationship between the government and nonprofit sectors and their mutual yet distinct roles in the modern economy.
The first panel will look at the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit organizations and government and how they have evolved over time. In what areas might the private sector or government be better equipped to provide solutions for societal problems? How do they cooperate and compete and cajole each other to do better? The second panel will delve more deeply into just what is a charity. As the nonprofit sector has expanded over the last century, more activities, such as education and health, are performed both in the nonprofit and business sectors, often with significant government support. This inevitably leads to many boundary questions, including the extent to which some government subsidies yield charitable output. The third panel will relate the earlier discussions to current policy proposals such as capping the charitable deduction and examine how both federal and state/local budget constraints add pressure to this dynamic and evolving relationship between the sectors.
The Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives, strengthen communities and increase the effectiveness of public policy. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health of government across a rapidly urbanizing world.
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