Council & Member News Feed

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!
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...