Tuesday, March 17
6p.m. – 8 p.m. Philanthropy Week in Washington Welcome Reception
Location: 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Come join your colleagues for a networking reception as we kick-off Philanthropy Week! RSVP required at www.philanthropyweek.org
Wednesday, March 18
8a.m. – 11a.m. Alliance for Charitable Reform Summit for Leaders
Location: Washington Court Hotel
Hosted by the Alliance for Charitable Reform, the Summit will include sessions to learn about what we can do to protect private giving and educate lawmakers about the critical role of charitable organizations in a free society. RSVP required at www.philanthropyweek.org
11a.m. – 12p.m. Foundations on the Hill Welcome & Delegation Prep*
Location: Washington Court Hotel
We will have space available for delegations to strategize at the hotel before heading to the Hill if needed.
12p.m. – 4p.m. FOTH Meetings*
This is your delegation’s opportunity to meet with members of Congress. Your regional association will provide logistics for your meetings.*
4p.m. – 6p.m. FOTH Senate Philanthropy Caucus Reception*
Location: Hart Senate Office Building
Members of the U.S. Senate and their staff will join us for brief remarks and an opportunity to mingle with RA staff and members.
Thursday, March 19
7:30a.m. – 9:00a.m. Breakfast Roundtables with Philanthropy Liaisons
Hosted by the Council on Foundations, federal philanthropic liaisons will join attendees for breakfast. RSVP required at www.philanthropyweek.org
9a.m. – 12p.m. FOTH Meetings*
This is your delegation’s opportunity to meet with members of Congress. Your regional association will provide logistics for your meetings.
12p.m. to 1p.m. FOTH House Philanthropy Caucus Luncheon*
Members of the U.S. House and their staff will join us for a brief program and opportunity to mingle with RA staff and members.
1p.m. – 5p.m FOTH Meetings*
Meetings continue on the Hill.
Friday, March 20
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Nonprofit Media: Towards a More informed Public
Location: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP - 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004
As part of Philanthropy Week in Washington, the Council on Foundations is pleased to invite you to a breakfast roundtable to explore challenges that nonprofit media organizations face in becoming tax-exempt.
Nonprofit media organizations are diverse nonprofits that serve a valuable role in educating citizens through in-depth public interest reporting, including investigative journalism, news reports, explanatory journalism, solutions journalism, and specialty journalism, in order to elevate important social topics, particularly at the local level. However, a 2013 report from a committee of experts convened by the Council on Foundations, The IRS and Nonprofit Media: Toward Creating a More Informed Public, found that these organizations often struggle with the process of obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS. The current IRS criteria for recognizing these organizations as tax exempt does not account for an evolving digital media landscape or newly accepted nonprofit operational practices.
A legal expert will bring us up to speed on the state of nonprofit media organizations today, and will examine persistent challenges these organizations face in achieving and maintaining tax exemption. We’ll also be joined by leaders from two nonprofit media organizations who will share first-hand experience from the field and explain their organization’s mission and operations, along with their experiences navigating tax exemption. RSVP required
*FOTH is hosted by the Forum in partnership with the Council on Foundations and will be held during Philanthropy Week in Washington. Events marked with an asterisk are included in registration for FOTH . Other events require additional registration.