Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:58
In this week's Washington Snapshot: House to Take Up Charitable Bills; News from the Hill; IRS Publication on Charitable Contributions Released; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; Upcoming Webinars; and more!
Posted Date: Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:39
Last week more than 200 foundation leaders, policymakers, academics, entrepreneurs, and experts came together at George Washington University (GWU) for an invitation-only gathering to advance the development of what many call the “fourth sector”—for-benefit organizations that primarily pursue...
Posted Date: Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:57
Americans donated an estimated $335 billion to charitable causes, and foundations an estimated $50 billion in 2013 according to Giving USA. These numbers validate President John F. Kennedy’s notion that philanthropy is “a jewel of an American tradition.”
Posted Date: Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:31
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Tax Policy in State of the Union; News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 01/22/2015 - 14:00
Today, the Council on Foundations (Council) announced the professional development working groups for its 2015 Annual Meeting in San Francisco scheduled for April 26 – 28. These working groups will be partnering with the Council’s staff and leadership to develop world-class programming that speaks...
Posted Date: Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:13
Last week, the Milstein Commission, a national initiative co-chaired by Steve Case and Carly Fiorina, released a report, Can Startups Save the American Dream? The report highlighted over how the past quarter-century, startups and small businesses accounted for 65% of net job creation, yet today,...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:32
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Senate Finance Committee Looks to Tax Reform; Other News from the Hill; News from the Administration; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:04
In this week's Washington Snapshot: 114th Congress Kicks Off; Tax News from the Hill; News from the Administration; Trending in Legal Affairs; and more!
Posted Date: Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:26
As my boss and Blackbaud CEO Mike Gianoni noted, “#GivingTuesday has gone from a simple idea to become a genuine global phenomenon.” The unofficial start to the end-of-year giving season once again kicked off this #GivingTuesday, December 2nd 2014, and with #UNselfies shared and charitable gifts...
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!