Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Mon, 06/15/2015 - 16:30
This morning, Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill helped launch a new platform on the Huffington Post that highlights important developments and leading thinkers on social innovation. The blog features thoughts from leaders such as Clara Miller of the F.B. Heron Foundation and Maria Rodale of...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/15/2015 - 15:01
In late May I attended a meeting in Atlanta focused on impact investing hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) and the Council on Foundations (Council) about impact investing. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s collaboration with the...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:04
In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:00
While the globalization of markets has dispersed investments around the world, we’ve hatched a plan to bring capital back to our communities in a transparent, coordinated, and collaborative way. I’m excited to announce Canopy, an innovative, member-owned, for-benefit company designed to advance...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 15:35
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Leading Together to Advance Philanthropy; Happening Around the Globe; Happening in the States; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:30
Working with our colleagues who understand the value of philanthropy, the Council's President & CEO Vikki Spruill co-wrote a letter to the editor with senior leaders from both United Way Worldwide and The Jewish Federations of North America.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/04/2015 - 15:10
The Council on Foundations' 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey will be open from June 2 through July 31, 2015. The survey collects information on benefits policies and practices, as well as compensation data for 35 positions at community, corporate, private, public, and operating...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/04/2015 - 09:34
In response to requests for comments on the Chinese government’s draft Overseas NGO Management legislation, the Council worked with members and key partners to develop and send the following letter to Chinese officials on June 3rd, 2015. We look forward to continuing to monitor this legislation,...
Posted Date: Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:58
This week, American Bar Association (ABA) has selected the Council’s Senior Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs Suzanne Friday for its prestigious “Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award” in recognition of “distinguished service by a nonprofit – in-house counsel.”
Posted Date: Fri, 05/29/2015 - 16:55
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Global Policy Update; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:23
On May 27, the Council on Foundations and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) hosted a conference call on China's Draft Law on Management of Overseas NGOs and its potential impact on U.S. funders and other organizations working in and with China. More than 130...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/28/2015 - 14:40
The Social Impact Exchange exists to build a growth capital marketplace that supports scaling high-impact nonprofits in the U.S. Funders with shared interests convene in working groups (currently active in health and education) to identify and vet highly effective nonprofit initiatives primed for...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/28/2015 - 14:35
After a week of nonviolent protests following the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore erupted on the evening of Monday April 27. Stores were looted, cars were burned, tear gas hung in the air. On the morning of Tuesday April 28, leaders of the Baltimore Community Foundation gathered to discuss what...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:34
While we wait with great hope for a positive outcome on nationwide marriage equality from the U.S. Supreme Court, we in philanthropy must recognize that when it comes to LGBTQ rights, one favorable court decision or one great television season are not going to address the lingering problems of...
Posted Date: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:46
Partners will share information, provide insight into trends affecting the charitable sector, and build on each other’s strengths to benefit respective audiences and sector as a whole.