Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Thu, 06/30/2016 - 10:09
Last week, The Washington Post published an article grossly mischaracterizing the value and importance of DAFs as a philanthropic tool. The Council immediately responded by penning a letter to the editor outlining how DAFs encourage charitable giving and enable community foundations to address...
Posted Date: Sat, 06/25/2016 - 09:32
The vote for Britain to exit the European Union took philanthropy and the rest of the world by surprise. But it raises tough new questions about how grant makers should respond to political and financial turmoil and uncertainty.
Posted Date: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:54
I started this blog post earlier in the month to recognize June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, but the tragedy in Orlando rightly caused the Council and my blog post to change course. As June comes to a close, it seems fitting to celebrate the LGBTQ community...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 13:47
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Speaker Ryan Releases Tax Blueprint; Donor Disclosure Bill Passes House, Moves to Senate; New Jersey Considers Charitable Deduction, Property Tax Exemption Protection; Council President, Vice Board Chair, and Other Sector Leaders Pen Letter to the Editor;...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 09:18
The second chapter of the Council’s full 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report provides extensive data on staff and salaries. In it, we offer tables on everything from the size of responding foundations, to the diversity of their full-time staff and the tenure and turnover of various staff...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/17/2016 - 15:18
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Philanthropy Asks Congress to "Grow Philanthropy Now"; Learning Opportunity: How Broadband Access Supports Local Priorities; Summit Explores Potential of Pay-for-Success in Education; IRS Holds Meeting to Discuss Recommendations from the Sector;...
Posted Date: Tue, 06/14/2016 - 16:59
Council Global Philanthropy Intern McQuillin Murphy reflects on what he learned participating in a Council co-hosted event at the Colombian Embassy on June 9 to introduce 35 foundations from Colombia to American philanthropy. The day featured panel discussions on a wide range of topics, including...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/10/2016 - 14:19
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Senate Philanthropy Caucus Co-Chairs Encourage Colleagues to Join; Machine-Readable 990s to Become Available Next Week; Secretary Kerry Addresses Concerns with New Chinese Law; When to Use Which Fund; Unfunded State Liabilities are Driving Policy Challenges...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:49
The Council of Foundations' summer interns are here! From now through August, our interns — all currently enrolled college students from across the country — will be working in the Council’s office helping to advance the good work of our members and to expand the reach and scope of...
Posted Date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:02
In our continuing blog post series about the 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report (GSB), this week we are tackling the key findings section of the report.
Posted Date: Fri, 06/03/2016 - 14:58
In this week's Washington Snapshot: International Tax Reform Blueprint Forthcoming; Chairman Hatch Follows-up with Private Museums; FEMA Releases National Preparedness Report; DAFs & "Pledging" Allegiance to Donors; The Personal Side of State Budget Intransigence; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 06/02/2016 - 16:30
June Update debuts a monthly post on all things community foundations at the Council. This feature is loaded with recent blog postings, resources for you, as well as a reminder of the various staff at the Council here to help.