Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Sat, 04/09/2016 - 15:32
James E. “Jim” Casey coined the phrase “constructive dissatisfaction” while steering United Parcel Service (now UPS) to becoming one of the world’s most successful companies. His dissatisfaction drove him to outpace the competition as he developed innovative transportation strategies, implemented...
Posted Date: Sat, 04/09/2016 - 14:08
On November 8, 2015, millions in Myanmar went to the polls to cast their votes – many for the first or second time in their lives – for members of the Union Parliament as well as for the 14 state and region parliaments. After decades of military rule, this marked the country’s first election in...
Posted Date: Sat, 04/09/2016 - 12:45
Imagine this scenario: it’s Monday and John Smith waits to be released from the county jail. In his hand, he holds confirmation of a medical appointment for Tuesday that someone from a community-based organization arranged for him, anticipating he will get the medical treatment he needs. John is...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/08/2016 - 14:53
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Charity Bill Introduced in Senate; Council Signs Onto Administration's Fair Business Pledge; States Addressing Employment Policies in Different Ways; Council Board Chair Pens Op-Ed on Value of Perpetuity; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 04/08/2016 - 14:44
In 2012, the Fremont Area Community Foundation took a major step toward building a stronger workforce and increasing educational achievement by adopting Goal 2025—a national goal—to increase the proportion of our residents with high-quality college degrees, certificates, or other credentials to 60...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/07/2016 - 17:15
Brad Ward shares his experiences attending the AdNet, CommA, and ProNet Professional Networks for Community Foundation staff this week in New Orleans, which represents the first time these three professional peer network groups have convened together. This combined event clearly reflects the...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:40
The Great Recession hurt many Americans, and rural communities across the US have had to continue fighting to provide residents with facilities to educate their children, businesses that offer goods and employment, and other institutions to meet residents’ needs. In rural communities, it’s not...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/07/2016 - 11:44
Carla D. Thompson, the vice president of program strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, writes about the Couples Advancing Together program that the Center for Urban Families offers families who currently receive public benefits through the Maryland Department of Social Services. By providing...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 16:02
Hazle Hamilton, the Executive Vice President at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, shares how the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations program has been an important resource for the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.
Posted Date: Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:20
In this week's Washington Snapshot: House Tax Policy Subcommittee to Hold Next Tax Reform Hearing; Council Submits Input on Multistate Registration and Filing Project; Accepting Donations for Individuals is Not Charitable; Connecticut Challenges Reflect National Trends; North Carolina...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:28
The Council submitted a letter on March 31, 2016 in response to a request for information (RFI) issued in February by the Multistate Registration and Filing Project (MRFP)—an organization that works with the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) and the National Association of...
Posted Date: Thu, 03/31/2016 - 12:51
The Council on Foundations announces the recipients of The Distinguished Service Award, Robert Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking, and the Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communications. These awards recognize excellence in philanthropy and honor exemplary leaders in the field.
Posted Date: Fri, 03/25/2016 - 15:26
I find myself at the Council on Foundations after eight years of leading a growing Community Foundation because I believe in this institution. I believe it is an intersection between the broad philanthropic sector and an extremely localized community focus. I believe in community place-based...
Posted Date: Fri, 03/25/2016 - 13:30
In this week's Washington Snapshot: House Tax Policy Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Tax Reform Proposals; IRS Invites Comments for 2016-17 Priority Guidance; Can a Foundation Re-Purpose Unclaimed Charitable Contributions?; Public University Foundations Under Scrutiny; Advocacy, Fundraising...