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Philanthropy’s Response to Our Nation’s High Stakes Budget and Tax Debates: 14th Annual Briefing and Strategy Discussion for Grantmakers
March 1, 2017
Join us for an opportunity to network with colleagues and learn about and discuss pressing political developments, federal and state budget and tax issues, and emerging advocacy and communications strategies for protecting programs and policies that support low-income families, workers and communities. Meeting sessions included:
- New President, New Administration, New Priorities – Implications for us as a nation and for social policy
- Federal Policy, Budget and Revenue Outlook – What’s in store during the 115th Congress?
- A Focus on the States – Areas of opportunity and frontlines of change
- Meeting the Challenges Ahead Together – Two breakout sessions will be offered to explore organizing and engagement and communications and messaging strategies for addressing upcoming federal, state and local battles.
Keynote Address: Federal Policy, Budget and Revenue Outlook – What’s in store during the 115th Congress?
Noted tax and budget policy expert Bob Greenstein will provide an overview on the key provisions in the federal budget, discuss current and upcoming budget debates and battles, and offer insights on the potential impact for low income families, workers and communities.
Many thanks to our Watch Party Hosts:
Since 2014, local viewing parties have been organized to expand our reach to funders unable to travel to DC by web streaming our anchor federal budget and tax outlook plenary session. Typically, watch parties are organized as two-hour programs, where participants come together to view the federal budget and tax outlook presentation (live or as a recording on a later date) and then engage in a discussion with local experts on how the federal landscape impacts critical programs and services in their state. There is no fee to participate. The only technology needed is an internet connection.
Virtual watch parties were organized in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, and Providence to expand our reach to funders unable to travel to DC. Many thanks to our Watch Party Hosts for making this possible!