RE: Philanthropy Blog

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:10am

February marks the observance of National African American History Month, a commemoration with origins dating back to 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted a week-long celebration to raise awareness of African Americans’ contributions to history.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 9:28am

Last October, I received an email about an HR nonprofit diversity conference in San Francisco. I forwarded the email to our HR director. I have to be part of this program, I thought.

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:11pm

I will be posting a monthly update with relevant information, including Council activities and resources, best practices, trends, connections, public policy updates, and more.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:24pm

Here are a number of updates related to our global philanthropy program and upcoming opportunities for you to engage with fellow foundations.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 1:46pm

For me, the trends to watch this year are all related to capital—and specifically, how the sector can put more of it to work better, faster, and cheaper. Inspired by the 2017 Trends series.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:40pm

The move to Arkansas did represent something brave and bold. But not in the way our friends saw it.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:07am

At the Council, we believe that FATF is a global regulatory body that too many foundations do not understand, especially as it relates to their cross-border giving and advocacy for improved enabling environments for grantees around the world. We are, therefore, excited to share a recent webinar from the Global NPO Coalition on FATF which provides a good overview for foundations about what FATF is and what the new standard (Recommendation 8) may mean for nonprofit organizations (including foundations) in the U.S. and around the world.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 3:18pm

As the nation approaches the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, our society remains conflicted on our ability to be united as a people.

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 3:34pm

Monday, January 16, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), a federal holiday in the U.S. The fact that a federal holiday was designated to commemorate the birthdate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is significant - only two other figures have national holidays in the U.S. honoring them: George Washington and Christopher Columbus.