Washington Snapshot

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 3:22pm

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations. The Council has been following this issue closely and is here to help you understand how the changes could impact you and your organization.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 4:18pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Corporate Tax Integration and Philanthropy: What Does it Mean?; Ways and Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Tax Reform; Council to Submit Comments on IRS Priority Guidance; Giving Greek: To Establish a Fund for a Fraternity, Find Charitable Purpose; Michigan Seeks to End Confusion Over Property Tax Exemptions as Turmoil Continues Elsewhere; Coalition of Foundations Coming Together to Give $125 million in Flint; 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, April 22, 2016 - 3:45pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: New PRI Regulations Released by Treasury; Senate Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Tax Reform; Artist-Museum Partnership Bill Introduced in the House; More Legislative Activity in the House; Council Represents U.S. Philanthropy in Vienna; China to Review International NGO Legislation; Related Use Rule: To Accept Johnny Cash Artwork, Foundation Must "Walk the Line"; State Budget Crises Spawn Bad Policy Proposals; and more!

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 1:32pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Annual Conference & Philanthropy Week Highlights; IRA Charitable Rollover Bill Introduced in House; Ways & Means Tax Policy Committee Holds Second Tax Reform Hearing; Clarifying Permissible Distributions for IRA Charitable Rollover; Constitutional Liberties at Risk in States; D5 Coalition Co-Chairs Share Update on Diversity in the Sector; White House Hosts Council Members for Roundtable on Outcomes and Evidence; and more!

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:53pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Charity Bill Introduced in Senate; Council Signs Onto Administration's Fair Business Pledge; States Addressing Employment Policies in Different Ways; Council Board Chair Pens Op-Ed on Value of Perpetuity; and more!

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 3:20pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: House Tax Policy Subcommittee to Hold Next Tax Reform Hearing; Council Submits Input on Multistate Registration and Filing Project; Accepting Donations for Individuals is Not Charitable; Connecticut Challenges Reflect National Trends; North Carolina Legislators Recommend Taxing Donors on Gifts from IRAs; and more!

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 1:30pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: House Tax Policy Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Tax Reform Proposals; IRS Invites Comments for 2016-17 Priority Guidance; Can a Foundation Re-Purpose Unclaimed Charitable Contributions?; Public University Foundations Under Scrutiny; Advocacy, Fundraising Rights Under Attack in Oklahoma, Missouri; Evolution of Democracy Funding in Society; and more!

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 2:39pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Hearing on Tax Reform Proposals Set for Next Week; Machine-Readable Forms 990 Soon to be Available to Public; Correcting a Fund Agreement; The Challenges of State Budget Crises on Foundations, Nonprofit Missions; Lessons Learned When a Nonprofit Closes its Doors; Foundations and Social Movements; and more!