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Washington Snapshot - November 15, 2013

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In this Issue: Charitable Giving Coalition D.C. Fly-In; Lawmakers Huddle on Tax Reform; Post Investigation Aftermath; Celebrating Community Foundation Week; Philanthropy and Nonprofits in the Media; The charitable deduction's individual impact; Foundations engage New Yorkers in policy conversations; Nonprofit media grantmaking; Donor-advised funds continue to sprout; Disability funders urge Senate support for international disability rights

Washington Snapshot - October 18, 2013

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In this Issue: A Fiscal Deal Emerges; Besides opening the government, what else does this deal accomplish?; So is the fiscal stalemate over?; What does this mean for federal grantees?; We will keep you posted!; Shutdown advocacy efforts; Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill named one of the "Top 20 Women in Philanthropy"; HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships; The Rhode Island Foundation-Green and Healthy Homes Initiative Providence; The Saint Paul Foundation

Washington Snapshot - October 4, 2013

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In this Issue: Fiscal Standoff on Capitol Hill; What does it mean for you?; Rallying around the charitable deduction; Giving in West Virginia; Report: private foundation assets grow; Rep. Rangel advocates for charitable organizations; Comments on Veterans' Affairs strategic plan; Save the Date: Protect Giving Day; HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships; Empire Health Foundation - Eastern Washington Obesity Prevention Program; Fairfield County Community Foundation - Stable Families Program

Washington Snapshot - September 12, 2013

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In this Issue: Members Return to Washington; Tax Reform Conversations in Committee; Senate and House Floor Prepare for Budget and Debt Ceiling Debates; Thanks to the Tax Reform Tour, Tax Reform Did Garner Some Headlines this Week; Ways and Means Hearing on the IRS Exempt Organizations Division Planned for Next Week; Articles, Op-Eds, and Blogs Hightlight Support for the Charitable Deduction; Other Opinion Pieces; Interesting Articles; Council on Foundations Fall Conference for Community Foundations; Tuesday, September 24 (10:30am - 12:00pm) The Power of Advocacy and the Opportunity for Community Foundations; Tuesday, September 24 (1:00pm - 2:30pm) State of the States: Connecting with Lawmakers & Regulators for Policy Advocacy

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In this issue: Council President Responds to Critical New York Times Op-Ed; Senate Democrats host Council President for Conversation; Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction; Budget Agreement Reached; Tax Policy Happenings; IRS Nominee Promises to
On November 20, in conjunction with the Charitable Giving Coalition’s “Protect Giving Day,” Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) issued a letter in full support of the charitable deduction.
In this Issue: Spotlight on the Charitable Giving Coalition Fly-in; Highlights of the Day; Lunch Briefing for Congressional Staff; Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction; A Busy Week in Tax Reform; Chairman Baucus Discussion Drafts; Senator Schume
In this Issue: Charitable Giving Coalition D.C.
In this Issue: A Fiscal Deal Emerges; Besides opening the government, what else does this deal accomplish?; So is the fiscal stalemate over?; What does this mean for federal grantees?; We will keep you posted!; Shutdown advocacy efforts; Council President
In this Issue: Gridlock in Washington; How does the shutdown impact you and your grantees?; HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships; Rasmuson Foundation - Pre-Development (Pre-D) Program; The Raymond John Wean Foundation - Youngst
In this Issue: Fiscal Standoff on Capitol Hill; What does it mean for you?; Rallying around the charitable deduction; Giving in West Virginia; Report: private foundation assets grow; Rep.
In this Issue: The Fall Conference for Community Foundations is just days away!; Washington Update: What's Happening (what's not!) and What it Means for You; Partisan divide intensifies on economic issues; Discussion on comprehensive tax reform
In this Issue: Members Return to Washington; Tax Reform Conversations in Committee; Senate and House Floor Prepare for Budget and Debt Ceiling Debates; Thanks to the Tax Reform Tour, Tax Reform Did Garner Some Headlines this Week; Ways and Means Hearing o

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