Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 11/13/2015 - 16:17
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Don't Miss out on Community Foundation Week; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Happening Around the Globe; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 14:48
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Community Foundation Week Starts Next Thursday; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:00
Although the Orfalea Fund was created as a limited-life entity, the daily pressure has been mounting since we publically announced our sunset two years ago. Publicizing our end-date brought a new level of focus and urgency to ensuring the sustainability of our efforts in early childhood education,...
Posted Date: Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:34
In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Regulatory News, Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 10/23/2015 - 11:00
We could all name an instance where an act of goodwill impacted our lives or even changed it. Often these reflections aren’t about giving or receiving a significant sum of money. They involve genuine engagement and empathy, especially in a time of need.
Posted Date: Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:15
As autumn begins, the research team at the Council inevitably sees an increase in the number of foundations seeking data on the salaries, benefits, and administrative expenses of their peers. There is no more comprehensive study of these trends than the Council’s Grantmakers Salary & Benefits...
Posted Date: Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:20
Today, Independent Sector and the Council on Foundations, supported by 18 other leading philanthropic and charitable organizations, urged Congress to take immediate action to make permanent the three currently expired charitable giving incentives that are part of the tax extenders package.
Posted Date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:46
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, 10/07/2015 - 16:00
Community foundations are, by title and definition, about community. So when the time came for us to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, we agreed: our celebration had to be for, from and about the community.
Posted Date: Fri, 10/02/2015 - 15:58
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Duncan to Step Down; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:38
On September 25th at the United Nations, 193 countries ratified the Sustainable Development Goals, a set of global targets that will serve as a new global framework for how governments, philanthropy, non-profits, and the private sector can work together to address challenges all of us and the...
Posted Date: Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:26
In philanthropy we’ve long known that we play a unique role by addressing society’s most pressing challenges at their root. Our work is distinct from charity – focused less on meeting immediate needs and more on tackling the underlying causes. And we’re well positioned to take risks to figure out...
Posted Date: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 14:43
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Boehner to Retire; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!