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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

Washington Snapshot - September 5, 2013

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In this Issue: Up on Capitol Hill, a focus on foreign policy overshadows tax reform this week; Tax Reform Tour continues; Another week, another tidbit on the IRS probe; Council on Foundations' Fall Conference for Community Foundations, Public Policy is on the Agenda!; Great Pre-Conference programming in San Diego on Sunday, September 22nd; Helping your Community Recover after a Natural Disaster; Working with Veterans; We're looking for your input; Articles that crossed our desk this week; More great opinion pieces

Washington Snapshot - August 29, 2013

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In this Issue: Historic 50th anniversary in Washington; Will looming deficit and budget issues affect tax reform?; Finance Chairman Max Baucus is still optimistic; A follow-up to the Bruce Bartlett blog highlighted in last week's Snapshot; And now, for an Executive Branch update; Agriculture (USDA); Defense (DOD); Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (OJCS); National Guard Bureau (NGB); Education (DEd); Investing In Innovation (i3); ConnectED Initiative; Early Learning; "STRONG START, BRIGHT FUTURE" Back-to-School Bus Tour; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); EPA Official to speak at the Council's San Diego conference; E3 Initiative aims to assist manufacturing communities; Housing and Urban Development (HUD); HUD Secretary to join us at the Council's San Diego conference; September funder briefings; Labor (DOL); State; The White House; Asian American-Pacific Islander Initiative

Washington Snapshot - August 22, 2013

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In this Issue: It's August, but a few interesting developments emerge; Tax Wonks will have big impact on tax reform; Congress might not be moving too quickly on tax reform, but states are; The Max and Dave Road Show; Charitable Deduction; Great Op-Eds that caught our attention; Creating Divisions and Divides Among Charitable Causes; Dan Pallotta continues to capture attention; The Council in the News

Washington Snapshot - August 15, 2013

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In this Issue: It's August recess and time to look at "Tax Reform, the Big Picture"; While some are focused on the "big picture" at least one Senator spoke about the charitable deduction; What will happen when Congress returns in September?; The data signals that eliminating the charitable deduction hurts jobs and economic growth; While we're talking about tax reform, let's not overlook the states; Congress may be in recess, but the IRS scrutiny continues to make headlines; August recess and the "Summer of Action": A time for inspiring op-eds; A great op-ed from North Carolina; "Summer of Action" resources that you can use right now; Catching up on some recent legislation; Recent guidance from the IRS; Interesting series of articles on the horizon; On a high note

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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
In this Issue: Up on Capitol Hill, a focus on foreign policy overshadows tax reform this week; Tax Reform Tour continues; Another week, another tidbit on the IRS probe; Council on Foundations' Fall Conference for Community Foundations, Public Policy
In this Issue: Historic 50th anniversary in Washington; Will looming deficit and budget issues affect tax reform?; Finance Chairman Max Baucus is still optimistic; A follow-up to the Bruce Bartlett blog highlighted in last week's Snapshot; And now, f
In this Issue: It's August, but a few interesting developments emerge; Tax Wonks will have big impact on tax reform; Congress might not be moving too quickly on tax reform, but states are; The Max and Dave Road Show; Charitable Deduction; Great Op-Ed
In this Issue: It's August recess and time to look at "Tax Reform, the Big Picture"; While some are focused on the "big picture" at least one Senator spoke about the charitable deduction; What will happen when Congress returns in

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