Public Policy

FY 2018 Federal Budget and Tax Outlook Webcast

Publication date: 
03/2017

Noted tax and budget policy expert Bob Greenstein provides an overview on the key provisions in the federal budget, discusses current and upcoming budget debates and battles and offer insights on the potential impact for low income families, workers and communities.

PolicyWorks-Supporting Nonprofit Partners

Publication date: 
12/2010

When the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy’s (Council) auditor received an unexpected August 2008 call from representatives of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), the conversation was exciting and enticing: approximately 500 of Connecticut’s nonprofits could potentially save millions of dollars in annual state-mandated auditing fees.

PolicyWorks-Forging a Partnership

Publication date: 
12/2010

For more than two decades, Illinois grantmakers expressed a desire for open and ongoing dialogue between a succession of attorney generals and their staffs through a structured advisory council. The purpose of such a council would be to help educate state officials about the roles, missions, needs and successes of Illinois’ philanthropic sector.

PolicyWorks-Building the Bridge

Publication date: 
12/2010

The Foundation Liaison plays a very important role as a member of my cabinet and provides significant input on state programs and initiatives being created or changed by my top policy advisors as we sit around the table trying to find the best collaborations and solutions for the citizens of Michigan.” —Governor Jennifer Granholm

PolicyWorks-Opening the Charitable Spigot

Publication date: 
12/2010

The challenge for the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) in 2006 was simple yet formidable: help convince a cash-strapped Congress to enact federal IRA Charitable Rollover legislation. Realizing this long-term legislative goal, one of CMF’s many legislative goals, would contribute to CMF’s overall mission to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in Michigan.

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