Washington Snapshot

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 1:47pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Speaker Ryan Releases Tax Blueprint; Donor Disclosure Bill Passes House, Moves to Senate; New Jersey Considers Charitable Deduction, Property Tax Exemption Protection; Council President, Vice Board Chair, and Other Sector Leaders Pen Letter to the Editor; New Data on the State of Children's Well-Being Released; and more!

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 3:18pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Philanthropy Asks Congress to "Grow Philanthropy Now"; Learning Opportunity: How Broadband Access Supports Local Priorities; Summit Explores Potential of Pay-for-Success in Education; IRS Holds Meeting to Discuss Recommendations from the Sector; Giving USA Releases 2016 Report; and more!

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 2:19pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Senate Philanthropy Caucus Co-Chairs Encourage Colleagues to Join; Machine-Readable 990s to Become Available Next Week; Secretary Kerry Addresses Concerns with New Chinese Law; When to Use Which Fund; Unfunded State Liabilities are Driving Policy Challenges; and more!

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 2:58pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: International Tax Reform Blueprint Forthcoming; Chairman Hatch Follows-up with Private Museums; FEMA Releases National Preparedness Report; DAFs & "Pledging" Allegiance to Donors; The Personal Side of State Budget Intransigence; and more!

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 1:10pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: This Week in Tax Reform; Council on Location: The World Humanitarian Summit; “Industry Issue Resolution” Program Expanded to Include Tax-Exempt and Governmental Entities; Scholarships & Quid Pro Quos: Honoring Those Who Served Through a Writing Competition; Reversing the Trend on Tax-Exemption Challenges; Charitable Giving Needs to be Encouraged; and more!

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 1:35pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Department of Labor Publishes New Rule on Overtime Regulations; Council Submitted Comments on IRS Priority Guidance 2016-2017, Supporting Organizations; Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Corporate Integration; Ways and Means to Hold Another Tax Reform Hearing; How to Properly Disclose IRS Form 990 to the Public; State Laws, Grants Impacted by Federal Overtime Changes; and more!

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!