In this issue:

- Not-for-Profit Spotlight

- Giving to Religion Trending Downward for a Decade

- What You Can Learn from Giving 2014

- Is the Front Door Closing on the Parsonage Exemption?

- More than Houses of Worship: Property Tax Exemption for the Other Uses of Church Land

- U.S. Tax Court Nixes Independent Contractor Classification in Home Care Industry

- The Death Tax Repeal Bill of 2013 and Charitable Giving

- Excerpt from What You Can Learn from Giving 2014:

Since records began in the 20th century, individual donors have contributed the bulk — as in nearly three-quarters — of charitable dollars in the United States. Despite this, many new board members and volunteers believe not-for-profits should spend most of their time fundraising from corporations and foundations. Giving USA 2014 shows clearly that ongoing engagement of individual volunteers and donors is essential for continued growth in charitable receipts. Individual contributions, including legacy or estate gifts, that are supplemented with foundation and corporate gifts can be the most powerful funding combination.

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