RE: Philanthropy Blog

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:56am

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time for our nation to reflect upon the positive effect native peoples have had on the cultural development and growth of our country, as well as the struggles and challenges they continue to face.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 10:19am

Find a range of community foundations updates for the month of November--events and activities to benefit your foundation, resources to learn and stay current, as well as links you can re-post or share with colleagues, donors, and board members.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 8:00am

We all knew that November was going to be a tumultuous month (if you hadn't heard, there's an election today). When the polls close and the dust settles, the country could be set on one of a number of starkly different paths. Perhaps because of this uncertainty, President Obama took the opportunity to lift up one of the few truly bipartisan issues by declaring November National Entrepreneurship Month.

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 4:05pm

Director of Community Philanthropy Brad Ward shares the big takeaways from Strengthening Community: Finding Synergies between Leadership and Donor Engagement, a recent Council member workshop about what it takes to operate a successful community foundation in this century.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 1:55pm

In this week’s edition of Trending in Legal Affairs, the legal team explains foundation events, elections, and political campaign activity.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 4:01pm

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the Chronicle of Philanthropy released this year’s Philanthropy 400, its annual ranking of American nonprofits based on the private support they raise. The special report acknowledged a record year in giving, and named Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, the charitable giving arm of Fidelity Investments, the nation’s top charity by contributions received.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 9:39am

As preparation for winter holidays begin earlier and earlier, the Council wants to provide an important resource for your year-end fundraising and grantmaking activities.

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:04pm

Registration is open for our 2017 Annual Conference — Leading Together — in Dallas, Texas, next April 23-26, and we are asking our members to help us build the conference you want to attend. We have a call for sessions open until November 4, and we hope you will take this opportunity to share your ideas, innovative approaches to philanthropy, knowledge, and expertise to help strengthen this year’s programming.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 2:21pm

In this week’s edition of Trending in Legal Affairs, the legal team explains expenditure responsibility.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 1:38pm

Looking forward, I know many, if not all of you, are busily working on your 2017 budgets. In addition to Council membership, I hope you will remember to build several of these Council resources and opportunities into your budget.