Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 16:46
Many years ago the community foundation executives in Wisconsin met to collectively talk about a growing concern. At the time, any organization could call itself a community foundation, and if their actions gave the term a bad name, we could all suffer the consequences.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:50
It’s been a busy month here at the Council.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:00
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - House Republicans face growing opposition to border adjustability; Charitable Giving Coalition Spends Day Fighting for the Charitable Deduction on Capitol Hill; IRS makes 1023-EZ data available online; In the States - State budgets (in brief...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:33
Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill sat down with Philanthropy Hour’s Greg Cherry for an intimate conversation about the impact and value of American philanthropy
Posted Date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:34
National Standards matter. They help community foundations to define their unique value, distinguish themselves from others in the field, and protect their brand.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:00
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: Mnuchin confirmed as Treasury Secretary, Bishop names to Ways & Means, Trump Administration working on a tax overhaul plan, Congress aims to keep tax reform train on track; IRS seeks to understand how the regulatory ban will impact its work...
Posted Date: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:25
The nature of disruption has been on my mind recently.
Posted Date: Mon, 02/13/2017 - 09:00
Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill shares her observations from the field based on months of conversations between Council staff and foundation leaders who are grappling with how to understand philanthropy’s role as the new Administration challenges the way our country has traditionally...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:00
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Council staff meets with Chairman Brady, there is a new member of Ways and Means, and tax bills are not in short supply; The Council sends a letter to Congress about the “Johnson Amendment”; A number of the President’s Cabinet Nominees have...
Posted Date: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:30
Evaluation and philanthropic learning are essential to driving social change. Here are five trends to look out for in 2017 – and likely beyond.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:32
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - POTUS Meets with Congressional Leaders About Tax Reform; Cabinet Nominations Progress in Congress; Bill Introduced to Allow Expanded Political Activity by Nonprofits; President Trump Issues more Executive Orders; SCOTUS Nominee Announced;...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:33
The Council and HUD are seeking nominations from charitable foundations working with the public sector to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life for low- and moderate-income American for the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The winners of these prestigious...
Posted Date: Wed, 02/01/2017 - 09:10
February marks the observance of National African American History Month, a commemoration with origins dating back to 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted a week-long celebration to raise awareness of African Americans’ contributions to history.