Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:02
A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction to halt the implementation of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules.
Posted Date: Tue, 11/22/2016 - 10:38
The Council on Foundations announces that the nomination period for its 2017 Awards Program is open November 22, 2016 through January 4, 2017.
Posted Date: Fri, 11/18/2016 - 16:06
Learn about upcoming Council events, recent work on the SDGs, reports from the Habitat Conference in Quito, and global aspects of our 2017 Annual Conference.
Posted Date: Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:56
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.
Posted Date: Mon, 11/14/2016 - 06:00
Issues: Press Release
Today, Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations, named Chris Gates Executive Vice President for External Affairs, a newly created position that combines public policy, legal affairs, member relations, and communications. In this position, Gates will help the organization...
Posted Date: Thu, 11/10/2016 - 09:00
Issues: Press Release
Council on Foundations Vice President for Content Design Jesse Salazar will receive the 2016 Milestones in Mentoring Young Professional Award from the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at the University Alabama. This award recognizes young professionals in public relations "who...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:19
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.
Posted Date: Tue, 11/08/2016 - 08:00
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...
Posted Date: Mon, 11/07/2016 - 16:05
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.
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;...