Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Thu, 10/27/2016 - 14:07
This letter provides input regarding forthcoming regulations on DAFs, specifically (1) the termination of private foundations into DAFs, and (2) whether recipients of grants from DAFs may treat such grants as public support to qualify for public charity status. These are important issues to our...
Posted Date: Tue, 10/25/2016 - 13:38
Looking forward, I know many, if not all of you, are busily working on your 2017 budgets. In addition to Council membership, I hope you will remember to build several of these Council resources and opportunities into your budget.
Posted Date: Mon, 10/24/2016 - 15:00
Senior Counsel, Compliance & Policy, Lara Kalwinski shares her insights from a recent meeting in London about barriers to international grantmaking and what's needed going forward to break some of them down.
Posted Date: Thu, 10/20/2016 - 15:41
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Dynamic Scoring Released for Clinton, Trump Tax Plans; Treasury Department Eases Restrictions on Grantmaking to Cuba; HUD Lifts Up Philanthropic, International Partnerships; Princeton Settles Property Tax Challenge, Legislation Continues; Proposed Changes...
Posted Date: Wed, 10/19/2016 - 16:51
The Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC) urged Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the major party nominees for President of the United States, to support the full preservation of the charitable deduction in a letter the coalition sent to the candidates this week.
Posted Date: Wed, 10/19/2016 - 13:50
As the October 31 application deadline for our 2017 Career Pathways cohort draws closer, we thought it important to highlight why the Council believes so strongly in this talent expansion program — and what cohort members get from the experience.
Posted Date: Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:45
Registration is now open for the Council on Foundations’ 2017 Annual Conference — Leading Together — in Dallas, Texas, April 23-26, 2017. The Council’s annual conference is the premier event for the philanthropic sector, and Leading Together promises to be an immersive, thought-provoking experience...
Posted Date: Mon, 10/17/2016 - 09:00
Stephanie Bell-Rose, Senior Managing Director of TIAA and Head of the TIAA Institute, co-chaired the 2016 Endowments and Finance Summit Working Group that developed the programming for the Summit. She shares here her impressions of the event, what she learned during it, and the important...
Posted Date: Fri, 10/14/2016 - 11:39
October 2016 updates on the Council's Global Philanthropy Program include information about Habitat III, new SDG resources, upcoming events the Director of Global Philanthropy will be speaking at in the coming months, and the launch of a Global Liaisons Program, a new initiative of the Council...
Posted Date: Thu, 10/13/2016 - 15:19
In this week's Washington Snapshot: President Obama Highlights First Department of Education Pay-for-Success Projects; State Ballot Measures 2016; Casey Family Program Provides Update on Federal Child Welfare Policy; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 10/07/2016 - 15:34
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Bill to Delay Overtime Regulations Passes the House; Bill Introduced to Remove Restrictions on Nonprofits Political Speech; Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division Releases 2017 Work Plan; New Jersey Bill Seeks to Protect Property Tax Exemptions from...
Posted Date: Wed, 10/05/2016 - 09:00
The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce the application period for its flagship leadership development program, Career Pathways, is open now through October 31, 2016. Through Career Pathways, the Council seeks to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in the leadership...
Posted Date: Mon, 10/03/2016 - 09:30
In the United States, LGBTQ History Month is celebrated during the month of October. It is an annual observance of LGBTQ history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. LGBTQ History Month was first celebrated in 1994. Among the early supporters and members of the...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/29/2016 - 14:01
There’s little doubt that impact investing has generated a lot of excitement, but has it translated into action?
Posted Date: Thu, 09/29/2016 - 14:00
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Congress Passes Bill to Fund Government Through Early December; Bill Introduced in House to Delay Implementation of the DOL Overtime Rules; Policy Preview: Opportunities in Child Welfare; Self-Dealing & Family Foundations: What If the Brady Bunch had a...