Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:00
Can business acumen help overcome social challenges? Can entrepreneurial zeal generate innovative solutions? Can the energy of a new generation be harnessed to lead us forward on pressing causes? These were some of the questions addressed at the 2015 Social Innovation Summit.
Posted Date: Mon, 06/22/2015 - 13:28
The fabric of Foundations funding human services forms a rich mosaic with themes as diverse as housing, education, employment, social justice issues, physical and public health. The thread that interconnects with all of these is the mental health of the individuals and communities who are targets...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:44
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Leaders in the Field Speak Out; News from the Hill; Happening Around the Globe; Happening in the States; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 06/18/2015 - 16:40
This week, Stan Katz, Benjamin Soskis and Maribel Morey released HistPhil, a new blog that focuses on both “the studying of history and the making of history”. The blog is a result of the co-founders insight that philanthropy as a whole has much to gain from studying its past. The founders hope...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/15/2015 - 16:30
This morning, Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill helped launch a new platform on the Huffington Post that highlights important developments and leading thinkers on social innovation. The blog features thoughts from leaders such as Clara Miller of the F.B. Heron Foundation and Maria Rodale of...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/15/2015 - 15:01
In late May I attended a meeting in Atlanta focused on impact investing hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) and the Council on Foundations (Council) about impact investing. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s collaboration with the...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:04
In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:00
While the globalization of markets has dispersed investments around the world, we’ve hatched a plan to bring capital back to our communities in a transparent, coordinated, and collaborative way. I’m excited to announce Canopy, an innovative, member-owned, for-benefit company designed to advance...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 15:35
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Leading Together to Advance Philanthropy; Happening Around the Globe; Happening in the States; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:30
Working with our colleagues who understand the value of philanthropy, the Council's President & CEO Vikki Spruill co-wrote a letter to the editor with senior leaders from both United Way Worldwide and The Jewish Federations of North America.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/04/2015 - 15:10
The Council on Foundations' 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey contains information on benefits policies and practices, as well as compensation data for 35 positions at community, corporate, private, public, and operating foundations. Please contact for more...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/04/2015 - 09:34
In response to requests for comments on the Chinese government’s draft Overseas NGO Management legislation, the Council worked with members and key partners to develop and send the following letter to Chinese officials on June 3rd, 2015. We look forward to continuing to monitor this legislation,...
Posted Date: Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:58
This week, American Bar Association (ABA) has selected the Council’s Senior Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs Suzanne Friday for its prestigious “Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award” in recognition of “distinguished service by a nonprofit – in-house counsel.”
Posted Date: Fri, 05/29/2015 - 16:55
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Global Policy Update; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:23
On May 27, the Council on Foundations and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) hosted a conference call on China's Draft Law on Management of Overseas NGOs and its potential impact on U.S. funders and other organizations working in and with China. More than 130...