Washington Snapshot

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 3:29pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: The Council Speaks Out on the Value of DAFs; Representative Reichert Looking to Encourage Philanthropy; Foundation Events, Elections and Political Campaign Activity; Michigan Moves Towards Clarifying Property Tax Exemption Standards; Action in the States on Minimum Wage; Declining State Revenues Leading to Spending Cuts; and more!

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:51pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Update on Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform; Council Submits Letter to Treasury on Forthcoming DAF Regulations; HUD Proposes New Elevation Requirements in Flood Prone Communities; New Updates on China's Overseas NGO Law and Conference Call This Week; Halloween Edition: Exorcising Expenditure Responsibility; New Report Examines Charitable Deduction for Non-itemizers; and more!

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 3:41pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Dynamic Scoring Released for Clinton, Trump Tax Plans; Treasury Department Eases Restrictions on Grantmaking to Cuba; HUD Lifts Up Philanthropic, International Partnerships; Princeton Settles Property Tax Challenge, Legislation Continues; Proposed Changes from the Clinton Foundation; Nonprofits Need Representation; and more!

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 3:19pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: President Obama Highlights First Department of Education Pay-for-Success Projects; State Ballot Measures 2016; Casey Family Program Provides Update on Federal Child Welfare Policy; and more!

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 3:34pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Bill to Delay Overtime Regulations Passes the House; Bill Introduced to Remove Restrictions on Nonprofits Political Speech; Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division Releases 2017 Work Plan; New Jersey Bill Seeks to Protect Property Tax Exemptions from Third-Party Challenges; and more!

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 2:00pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Congress Passes Bill to Fund Government Through Early December; Bill Introduced in House to Delay Implementation of the DOL Overtime Rules; Policy Preview: Opportunities in Child Welfare; Self-Dealing & Family Foundations: What If the Brady Bunch had a Foundation?; Minnesota Tax Decision Leading to Changes at the Local Level; and more!

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 1:57pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Voter Perceptions of the Charitable Sector; Formal Audit of Trump Foundation is Requested Amid Concerns of Self-Dealing; States File Lawsuit Against DOL to Challenge Overtime Rules; Election Day 2016: More than Presidential and Congressional Races; Government Grant/Contract Challenges Top List of Financial Professional Concerns; New Study on State Regulation and Enforcement in the Charitable Sector; Community Foundations Speak Out About New Rules; and more!

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 3:00pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways & Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on University Endowments; Trump Shares Additional Insight into his Tax Plan; Senate Passes Bill to Improve Water Infrastructure; Koskinen Impeachment Hearing Postponed; DAFs: Appointed or Designated Advisors & Their Advisory Privilege; Voting Rights Under Attack in the States; Ford Foundation Moves to Integrate Disabilities into Inequality Focus; An Objective Comparison of the Clinton and Trump Foundations; and more!

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 3:01pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Chairman Roskam to Hold Another Hearing on University Endowments; Congress Must Address Spending Legislation Before Month Ends; Senator Wyden Releases Discussion Draft for RISE Act; States Face Mounting Deficits; Mississippi Empanels Tax and Spending Review Commission; Tax-Writing Chairmen and Ranking Members Pen Op-ed; NFL Team Makes $1 million Donation to Community Foundations; and more!

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 1:12pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Congressional Leaders Champion Social Investment; VA Report in the Spotlight this National Suicide Prevention Month; Corporate Foundations & Funding Talent Pipelines: An Act of Self-Dealing; Minnesota Cities Can't Tax Tax-Exempt Properties by Calling Assessments "Fees"; and more!