Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Sun, 12/28/2014 - 15:52
The Council on Foundations offices will be closed from December 25, 2014 - January 2, 2015. During this time, Council staff is available to assist our members with their time-sensitive needs.
Posted Date: Sun, 12/28/2014 - 13:14
Former Council Board Chair Valleau Wilkie Jr. passed away last week after more than 40 years of service in philanthropy.
Posted Date: Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:11
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Congress Extends IRA Charitable Rollover for 2014; Other Tax News from the Hill; News from the Administration; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-eds; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:00
We have many reasons to celebrate the work we've done on your behalf in 2014.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:45
In this week's Washington Snapshot: House Fails to Make Charitable Extenders Permanent; Other Tax News from the Hill; Congress Averts Government Shutdown; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-eds; and more!
Posted Date: Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:25
An article recently published in Research & Development shared how researchers are using social media to draw attention to their research. Discussing their work with reporters and sharing on social media seemed to increase the likelihood that one’s research is cited, thereby increasing their...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:35
This afternoon, the United States House of Representatives failed to advance the Supporting America's Charities Act (H.R. 5806), a milestone bill that would have widely benefited philanthropy and charitable organizations across the country. The vote broke down along party lines, with 275...
Posted Date: Fri, 12/05/2014 - 13:14
In this week's Washington Snapshot: House Passes 1-Year Extenders Bill - Senate Yet to Act; Tell Senators: Pass the America Gives More Act Provisions in Final Extenders Deal; White House Events this Week; Happening on the Hill; Attention: Global Grantmakers; Trending in Legal Affairs;...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/04/2014 - 14:01
For over 25 years Blandin Foundation has provided community leadership training across rural Minnesota. One thing we’ve learned is that resilient, vibrant and sustainable communities are anchored in the quality and diversity of their connections.
Posted Date: Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:00
Picture your favorite childhood escape or a vacation destination you frequented with loved ones. Now, you are surprised by a child tugging at your sleeve asking, “What are you doing to address the impacts of climate change?”
Posted Date: Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:39
The Council is delighted to report a major step toward victory for the charitable sector. In a deal announced this afternoon, the IRA charitable rollover would be made permanent law.
Posted Date: Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:12
In this week's Washington Snapshot: America Gives More Act, Happening on the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:54
For nonprofits to thrive, they must invest in strong leaders to strategically navigate the challenges faced along the organization’s life cycle. While most organizations recognize the importance of leadership development, many are unable to afford the high cost of coaching services.
Posted Date: Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:00
The Council on Foundations announced that this month Laura Tomasko will begin a new role at the White House, where she will focus on impact investing public policy and philanthropic engagement. During her four years at the Council, she managed public-philanthropic partnership projects and led an...