Get informed about public policies affecting your work


As the largest association of fundraising leaders and professionals, AFP is on the front lines of protecting a policy and regulatory environment that promotes charitable giving and ethical, effective fundraising.

To stay current on laws and regulations that affect your work as a fundraiser, keep tabs on:

  • Congress' tax-writing committees, the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means, which oversee issues like charitable tax deduction limits and the IRA charitable rollover.
  • The IRS Tax Exempt/ Government Entities Division, which makes tax determinations and rulings on charitable giving.
  • Judicial rulings that define donor intent.
  • Washington State Charity Advisory Council, which helps keep the Secretary of State informed about the nonprofit sector.
  • State legislative action on issues such as the management of endowment funds or a nonprofit exemption from the event resale tax.

Learn more by visiting AFP’s Public Policy page, advocacy updates from the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and Independent Sector.