Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:00
This week former Council board member Dave Campbell passed away. For those of you who did not know Dave, he served two terms on the Council Board of Directors (2004-2011) as well as on numerous Council committees. The Council benefitted greatly from his leadership and accomplishments during his...
Posted Date: Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:32
Many community foundations are recognizing that impact investing can be a powerful tool in our philanthropic toolbox. Mission investments are investments made by foundations to further their philanthropic goals. Since 2009, the Seattle Foundation has committed $4 million of its unrestricted...
Posted Date: Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:11
The Council on Foundations invites you to participate in the 2014 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey, one of the most important and effective foundation management tools in the field. The survey collects information on benefits policies and practices, as well as compensation data for 35...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:44
At the White House this week, foundation executives, including the Council’s President and CEO Vikki Spruill, met with senior Administration officials for a roundtable on the future of impact investing. A complement to charitable giving and foundation grantmaking, impact investing offers a powerful...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:00
In this issue of Washington Snapshot: Republican Lawmakers Slam IRS Over Lost E-mails; Education Tax Incentives Hearing; Congress Focuses on Highway Trust Fund; Nonprofit Revitalization Act Takes Effect in New York; Impact Investing Policy Report Released; IRS Form 990 Lawsuit Advances; Upcoming...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:46
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll read about: Impact Investing Policy Report Released; Call for Conference Ideas; WATCH: Tax Reform - Charting the Future of Philanthropy; Vote in the 2014 Council Awards Program
Posted Date: Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:34
When Jessica David was wondering how to support her new hire, who was tasked with telling her foundation’s story online, she turned to her peers for advice.
Posted Date: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 14:44
With partnerships being very important in making the most of innovative ideas, how does one develop an authentic partnership? In a recent situation, I developed a partnership with several individuals to implement an idea at a large conference.
Posted Date: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 13:42
The Community Foundations National Standards Board has elected Randy Royster, President and CEO of the Albuquerque Community Foundation, as its new President. Royster will succeed Hugh Ralston in the leadership position. The Board oversees the management and administration of the National Standards...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:00
In this issue of Washington Snapshot: Senate Tax Reform Hearings; Lost Lois Lerner E-mails; Social Impact Bond Act Introduced in House; NOTICE Act Introduced in Senate; Political Activity Rules Could be Expanded, Commissioner Says; 2013 Giving USA Numbers Released; Form 990 Data Availability; Can...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:22
How can we engage older residents while tapping their expertise? In 2006, The New York Community Trust responded to an invitation from Atlantic Philanthropies offering challenge to get people over 60 involved as they improve life for everyone in their communities. Atlantic’s effort, called the...
Posted Date: Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:09
At the Council on Foundations Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., some funders were expressing a move toward a new way of doing business with their grantees. Accountability has long been a theme in grantmaking. It has traditionally been top-down – foundations being held accountable to the people...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/13/2014 - 16:01
In this week's issue, you'll read about: Continue the Conversation - 2014 Annual Conference Recap; Sherry Magill Elected Council Board Chair; Vote in 2014 Council Awatds Program; Monitor Insitute Launches the What's Next for Community Philanthropy Toolkit
Posted Date: Fri, 06/13/2014 - 15:56
The Board of Directors at the Council on Foundations has elected Sherry Magill, President of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, to a three-year term as its new Chair. She succeeds Kevin Murphy who has served as Chair since 2012 and will remain on the board for another year.

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