Public Policy

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Hatch's Tax Reform Plan Could Impact Nonprofits; First Ways & Means Hearing of the Year Rescheduled; Contributing Trustee Compensation to a DAF; The Year Opens with State Budget Challenges and Opportunities; Op-Ed Calls for the Sector to Strive for Increased Charitable Giving; and more!

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Upcoming Ways & Means Hearing Will Address Tax Reform; New Changes to IRS Advisory Committee on Exempt Organizations; Update: New Jersey Hospital Property Tax Remains in Flux; Illinois Leading Efforts to Implement Federal Grants Reform; Philanthropy is Projected to Increase in 2016 and 2017; and more!

In this week's Washington Snapshot: POTUS Delivers his Final State of the Union Address; Brady Expresses Intent to Take on Tax Reform; Reed to Introduce Bill on University Endowment Spending; Property Tax Exemptions in Flux; and more!

Before you engage with policymakers, it is important to have a solid understanding of the legal rules that apply. This webinar covers the fundamentals of how, when, and to what extent different types of foundations can engage with policymakers, their staff, or candidates running for public office. Through dynamic hypotheticals, speakers discuss what advocacy activity you as a foundation can do, what your staff can do, and what your grantees may do with your support.

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!

Philanthropy Week in Washington provides the opportunity to highlight the role and power of philanthropy in our country and across the globe. During Philanthropy Week in Washington, we shine a spotlight on American philanthropy’s critical role as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today’s toughest challenges. Working with government, business, civic leaders and nonprofits, philanthropy can be a dynamic partner that leverages its resources and leadership for the common good. The week is also a channel to raise philanthropy’s voices to members of Congress, federal policymakers, and other Washington influencers, and remind them of what philanthropy and government can accomplish together.