RE: Philanthropy Blog

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.

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 3:00pm

Senior Counsel, Compliance & Policy, Lara Kalwinski shares her insights from a recent meeting in London about barriers to international grantmaking and what's needed going forward to break some of them down.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 1:50pm

As the October 31 application deadline for our 2017 Career Pathways cohort draws closer, we thought it important to highlight why the Council believes so strongly in this talent expansion program — and what cohort members get from the experience.

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 9:00am

Stephanie Bell-Rose, Senior Managing Director of TIAA and Head of the TIAA Institute, co-chaired the 2016 Endowments and Finance Summit Working Group that developed the programming for the Summit. She shares here her impressions of the event, what she learned during it, and the important conversations it sparked.

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:39am

October 2016 updates on the Council's Global Philanthropy Program include information about Habitat III, new SDG resources, upcoming events the Director of Global Philanthropy will be speaking at in the coming months, and the launch of a Global Liaisons Program, a new initiative of the Council which will bring together partnership staff and offices within federal agencies and key multilateral institutions (like the U.N., World Bank, and development banks) every other month to discuss how best to partner with and engage philanthropy.

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:30am

In the United States, LGBTQ History Month is celebrated during the month of October. It is an annual observance of LGBTQ history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. LGBTQ History Month was first celebrated in 1994. Among the early supporters and members of the first coordinating committee for LGBT History Month was Council on Foundations Board Member and Arcus Foundation Executive Director, Kevin Jennings.