How the Battle Against Billionaires Could Reshape American Giving

“I find it incredibly frustrating when proposed tax policy changes get discussed in the nonprofit sector in a vacuum,” says Dorfman of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. “We talk about how proposed changes will affect nonprofits, foundations and other parts of our sector. But that’s not really the point. The point is how do those proposed changes affect the common good? Philanthropy has a really important role to play in advancing the common good. But it’s not a role that is superior to government. It’s complementary to government. And if we analyze proposed changes without looking at the bigger picture, it can get pretty ridiculous.”

Read the entire article in Inside Philanthropy.