Washington Snapshot

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 2:21pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: New Tax Leadership for Senate Finance Democrats; White House Highlights Data in Response to Recent Tragedies; Council Launches Sustainable Development Goals Report; A Fund to Restore a Historic Building; Nonprofits, Funders Oppose Massachusetts Property Tax Mandate; Philanthropy's Role in Serving the "Public" Interest; and more!

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 2:19pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Senate Philanthropy Caucus Co-Chairs Encourage Colleagues to Join; Machine-Readable 990s to Become Available Next Week; Secretary Kerry Addresses Concerns with New Chinese Law; When to Use Which Fund; Unfunded State Liabilities are Driving Policy Challenges; and more!

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 3:41pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways and Means Making Progress on Tax Reform Plan; Race-Based Scholarships and Proving an Applicant's Status; California Bill Seeks to Mandate Website, Fundraising Text for Organizations Throughout the U.S.; Shareholder Activism Targets Lobbying Disclosure; and more!

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 3:46pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Chairman Hatch Continues Discussions on Corporate Integration; Ways and Means Committee Holds Markup; Estate Tax Bill Introduced in the House; UPDATE: Chinese NGO Legislation Passed into Law; Council Submits Comments to FATF on Recommendation 8; Council Analysis of New PRI Regulations is Now Available; Update on Donor Privacy Case in California; Corporate Foundations, Annual Distributions, and Self-Dealing; Nonprofits Coalesce Behind Solutions to Student Loan Debt Crisis; Foundation Leaders Continue to Speak on the Value of Perpetuity; and more!

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 2:59pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Treasury, IRS Withdraw Proposed Rule for Gift Substantiation; DAFs & Child Sponsorship to Charities; State Policy Action in 2015 Predicts Focus Areas in 2016; Update on Financial Action Task Force (FATF); National Taxpayer Advocate Names 1023-EZ Third Most Serious Problem; and more!

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 2:43pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Boehner to Retire; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 10:01am

In 2012, the Department of Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations applicable to private foundations seeking to make grants to foreign organizations using equivalency determinations. At the time, the Council submitted comments in support of the rules, and urged Treasury and the IRS to consider making additional clarifications to the rules that apply to international grantmaking. Today, Treasury and the IRS published a final version of these rules in the Federal Register. The final regulations take up many of the issues that the Council has asked Treasury to address for years in an effort to reduce barriers to global grantmaking for foundations. We commend Treasury for finalizing these rules.

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 3:35pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Leading Together to Advance Philanthropy; Happening Around the Globe; Happening in the States; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 4:55pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Global Policy Update; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:00pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Join Us: Global Policy Call; News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!