Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST
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Beyond the Pandemic: The Legislative Environment in 2021 

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After an historic election that resulted in Democratic control of the presidency and both houses of Congress, 2021 is expected to be a very active year legislatively. This presentation by Michael Kenyon, President & CEO of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, will cover the Coronavirus Relief Bill passed in late December 2020 and the specific provisions impacting the philanthropic sector that are expected to be introduced in the 2021 legislative year. An update on the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners advocacy activities and ongoing initiatives to improve and expand gift planning will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what provisions in the Coronavirus Relief Bill affect charitable giving in 2021.
  • Learn about the legislative process and how bills are introduced and can move through the Senate when evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. Specifically, the filibuster and bill reconciliation will be discussed.
  • Learn of legislation already proposed or being written that include provisions that will affect the nonprofit sector and charitable giving. Specific provisions include an expanded universal charitable deduction and the IRA Legacy Act.
  • Learn about CGP activities, specifically about its effort to add a line to the IRS Form 990, Section VIII to track testamentary gifts received and discussion on how CGP will advocate for the provisions previously discussed and how the CGP membership and their organizations can participate in national advocacy efforts with the nonprofit sector.


  • Participants will be informed about specific tax provisions that will impact charitable giving and better prepared to discuss these changes with their donors and the organizations they serve.
  • Participants will have an understanding of the impact of Senate committee chair leadership, the filibuster as a tool for influence by the minority party and the process of reconciliation in the passing of legislation.
  • Participants will be prepared and knowledgeable about how they may participate in advocacy activities and gain an understanding of how broad-based advocacy can be effective

Michael Kenyon ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Michael Kenyon is President & CEO of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. He holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from Arizona State University and began his professional life as a musician before transitioning into arts and nonprofit administration. He has worked with St. Martin’s Hospitality Center for the homeless, Celebrate Youth and the New Mexico Jazz Workshop. Michael currently serves as vice-president for the Charitable IRA Initiative, is a member of the board of directors for the Percussive Arts Society and serves on the steering committee for Music Crossroads, a strategic initiative focused on advancing quality of life in Indianapolis through the performing arts.

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