Happening at the Council
Snapshot is back!
Welcome to the first edition of Snapshot since August Recess. We'll be back every other week, whether Congress is in session or not. Over the break, we made some changes to the distribution list for this email, so if you have colleagues who should be receiving Snapshot but didn't get today's email, please forward this along, and have them fill out the form on our Advocacy page to sign up!
September Policy Update
Congress is back in session this month and facing several decisions and deadlines that could impact your work—and bring the government to a standstill. With federal funding set to expire at the end of September, plus must-pass defense and agriculture legislation that’s causing fights across the aisle and within both parties, we could be in for a wild ride. Join us next Friday, September 22, to hear from the Council's external lobbyists, Ken Kies and Arshi Siddiqui, about what’s happening on Capitol Hill and how it might impact the policies and causes you care about.
Support for Disaster Relief
This month, devastating disasters have struck both Morocco and Libya. For funders seeking to provide relief funds to these two countries, the situation is complex. The Council typically recommends that funders work with local partners wherever possible, relying on their expertise, local relationships, and long-term presence post-disaster. However, given the current enabling environment for civil society in both countries, opportunities for direct grantmaking following these disasters are limited. Read our guidance for funders.