15th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing

March 22-23, 2018

The Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce (GIST) hosts an annual Budget and Tax Briefing to provide funders and philanthropic advisors with a unique opportunity to 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.

Click here to view the agenda.

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The keynote address by Bob Greenstein on the federal budget and tax outlook was recorded and is available to GIST members in the members only area of this web site. Not a member? Join GIST (it's free!). Contact Cema Siegel at csiegel@gistfunders.org for more details.

PowerPoint Presentations

Federal Policy, Budget and Revenue Outlook, Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Many thanks to our planning committee:

  • Caitlin Hamood, Stoneman Family Foundations
  • Cassandra McKee, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
  • Michael Laracy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Sandy Ambrozy, The Kresge Foundation


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. Watch parties participate via a URL link. The only technology needed is an internet connection.

Click here for more information on local watch parties. 

2018 Watch Party Hosts