Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Thu, 11/03/2016 - 15:29
In this week's Washington Snapshot: The Council Speaks Out on the Value of DAFs; Representative Reichert Looking to Encourage Philanthropy; Foundation Events, Elections and Political Campaign Activity; Michigan Moves Towards Clarifying Property Tax Exemption Standards; Action in the States on...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/01/2016 - 16:01
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...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/01/2016 - 09:39
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.
Posted Date: Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:04
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...
Posted Date: Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:51
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Update on Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform; Council Submits Letter to Treasury on Forthcoming DAF Regulations; HUD Proposes New Elevation Requirements in Flood Prone Communities; New Updates on China's Overseas NGO Law and Conference Call This Week;...
Posted Date: Thu, 10/27/2016 - 14:07
This letter provides input regarding forthcoming regulations on DAFs, specifically (1) the termination of private foundations into DAFs, and (2) whether recipients of grants from DAFs may treat such grants as public support to qualify for public charity status. These are important issues to our...
Posted Date: Tue, 10/25/2016 - 13:38
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.
Posted Date: Mon, 10/24/2016 - 15:00
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.
Posted Date: Thu, 10/20/2016 - 15:41
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Dynamic Scoring Released for Clinton, Trump Tax Plans; Treasury Department Eases Restrictions on Grantmaking to Cuba; HUD Lifts Up Philanthropic, International Partnerships; Princeton Settles Property Tax Challenge, Legislation Continues; Proposed Changes...
Posted Date: Wed, 10/19/2016 - 16:51
The Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC) urged Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the major party nominees for President of the United States, to support the full preservation of the charitable deduction in a letter the coalition sent to the candidates this week.
Posted Date: Wed, 10/19/2016 - 13:50
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.
Posted Date: Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:45
Registration is now open for the Council on Foundations’ 2017 Annual Conference — Leading Together — in Dallas, Texas, April 23-26, 2017. The Council’s annual conference is the premier event for the philanthropic sector, and Leading Together promises to be an immersive, thought-provoking experience...
Posted Date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 09:00
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...