Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:32
Humble. If there were one word that ought to drive philanthropists, that’s it. I am not saying it is always a word that does drive us. I am saying it ought to be.
Posted Date: Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:52
As organizations whose networks collectively represent tens of thousands of charities and foundations, we strongly urge all House Members to vote in favor of H.R. 644, America Gives More Act.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/06/2015 - 14:36
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways & Means Committee Passes Charitable Bills; President's Budget Caps Deduction - Again; Other News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; Upcoming Webinars; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:11
Low-income families typically have few options for emergency cash, forcing many to rely on high-cost payday loans for unexpected financial needs. But these loans, which are disproportionately marketed to low-income and minority communities, lead to repeated cash shortages that drive consumers to...
Posted Date: Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:24
Sophia Guevara recently had the opportunity to interview Emily Kessler, the interim director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. In this interview, Emily shares how she got her start in philanthropy and what she is hoping to do to help emerging professionals and increase the value of an EPIP...
Posted Date: Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:52
Issues: Public Policy
President Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget today, which sets forth the Administration’s spending and policy priorities for the coming year. This year, the Budget presents a fiscal plan oriented around “Middle Class Economics.”
Posted Date: Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:00
Economic development is at the center of the Maine Community Foundation’s strategic priorities. We believe greater access to lower cost capital will allow entrepreneurs and innovators from both the nonprofit and for-profit world to grow enterprises and expand projects that build off our natural...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:58
In this week's Washington Snapshot: House to Take Up Charitable Bills; News from the Hill; IRS Publication on Charitable Contributions Released; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; Upcoming Webinars; and more!
Posted Date: Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:39
Last week more than 200 foundation leaders, policymakers, academics, entrepreneurs, and experts came together at George Washington University (GWU) for an invitation-only gathering to advance the development of what many call the “fourth sector”—for-benefit organizations that primarily pursue...
Posted Date: Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:57
Americans donated an estimated $335 billion to charitable causes, and foundations an estimated $50 billion in 2013 according to Giving USA. These numbers validate President John F. Kennedy’s notion that philanthropy is “a jewel of an American tradition.”
Posted Date: Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:31
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Tax Policy in State of the Union; News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 01/22/2015 - 14:00
Today, the Council on Foundations (Council) announced the professional development working groups for its 2015 Annual Meeting in San Francisco scheduled for April 26 – 28. These working groups will be partnering with the Council’s staff and leadership to develop world-class programming that speaks...
Posted Date: Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:13
Last week, the Milstein Commission, a national initiative co-chaired by Steve Case and Carly Fiorina, released a report, Can Startups Save the American Dream? The report highlighted over how the past quarter-century, startups and small businesses accounted for 65% of net job creation, yet today,...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:32
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Senate Finance Committee Looks to Tax Reform; Other News from the Hill; News from the Administration; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!