Council & Member News Feed

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...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:00
Huntingburg, Indiana became a “Stellar Community” on August 14, 2014, a distinction that will earn the city $10 million in state monies to fund communities’ projects for strategic development plans.
Posted Date: Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:28
The Council on Foundations today announced the newest members of its network team, which focuses on building community and facilitating the flow of information and ideas across the philanthropic sector. Stephanie McGencey will serve as Senior Network Manager working in the Mid-Atlantic, and Jenny...
Posted Date: Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:10
In this week's Washington Snapshot: America Gives More Act; Happening on the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Post-Election Webinar Recap; Philanthropy News; Upcoming Events; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 11/13/2014 - 13:29
Philanthropy in San Diego is healthy and growing thanks to community residents from Carlsbad, Oceanside, Escondido, Ramona, 4SRanch-Del Sur, Rancho Bernardo, Chula Vista, La Jolla and San Ysidro collaborating through pooled philanthropy and a shared vision to build a powerful catalyst for immediate...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:00
As a nation we cherish the value of service. Few among us take this spirit to heart more than our men and women in uniform. Coming from all walks of life, they join forces to safeguard our country.
Posted Date: Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:07
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Highlights from the Midterm Elections; Homestretch on the America Gives More Act, White House Philanthropic Aide Departing; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; Upcoming Webinar: What's New with National Standards; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:32
Tim moved to the Derby School District toward the end of his sixth-grade year. He was withdrawn and spent most lunch hours alone in the cafeteria. Fellow students made attempts at befriending Tim, but soon found that he could not communicate with them — Tim was deaf and used sign language to...