15th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing


15th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing
March 22-23, 2018
Washington, DC

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.

More detail and registration coming soon!



Virtual watch parties are organized to expand our reach to funders unable to travel to DC by web streaming our "anchor" federal budget and tax outlook plenary session. During this session, 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. The web stream will be available live on March 22 and also as a recording for those interested in hosting local watch parties on a later date.

Typically, watch parties are organized as two hour programs, where participants come together to view the federal budget and tax outlook presentation and then engage in a discussion with local experts on what this means for them locally. There is no fee to participate. The only technology needed is an internet connection.

Previous Watch Party Hosts include:

  • Arizona Grantmakers Forum (Phoenix, AZ)
  • W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation (Chicago, IL)
  • McCormick Foundation (Chicago, IL)
  • Gund Foundation and Philanthropy Ohio (Cleveland, OH)
  • Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island (Providence, RI)
  • Michigan Council on Foundations (Detroit, MI)

For more information on organizing a watch party, contact Cema Siegel at csiegel@gistfunders.org or 202-379-2929.