Today, the Council on Foundations released the following statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill.
Join Pennsylvania colleagues May 1-2 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg to develop the first-ever statewide philanthropic policy network for collaboration and impact. Sessions will be highly interactive. The conference kicks off with briefs from policy experts in each of the four areas so participants can hit the ground running for a full-day of highly interactive collaboration planning. Participants will leave with a solid grounding in the issues and a menu of activities that can be mission-specific to each organization but aligned for statewide impact.
In April, my tenure as chair of the Council on Foundations’ Board of Directors will end, and I will near completion of my board service.
Join the Philanthropy Caucus for a social reception to conclude Foundations on the Hill. Network with representatives from a variety of charitable foundations and organizations, lawmakers, and Congressional staff in an event to recognize the role of philanthropy as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today's toughest challenges.
The first Council Member Update of 2017 was on March 1.
In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Ways & Means to hold hearing on changes to committee rules; Senate sets deadline to repeal ACA, move closer to tax reform; Treasury requests input on guidance for tax-exempt leases; How Philanthropic is the Trump Cabinet?; in the States - State legislatures face growing revenue and budget challenges; interview - 5 questions with our Executive VP for External Affairs.
In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tuesday kicked off the 115th Congress; the proverbial ball is officially rolling toward tax reform; House and Senate tax-writing committees welcome new members; in the States - NY and DC take action on minimum wage and paid family leave; opinion - nonprofits should push for smart public policy.
A great example of a foundation that has already been active in reaching out to their members in the 115th Congress is the Adirondack Foundation. Click here to see their example of a letter to the Congresswoman representing their district!
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!