Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:18
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Corporate Tax Integration and Philanthropy: What Does it Mean?; Ways and Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Tax Reform; Council to Submit Comments on IRS Priority Guidance; Giving Greek: To Establish a Fund for a Fraternity, Find Charitable Purpose;...
Posted Date: Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:48
When we face a new challenge, one of our first instincts is to reach out to someone for advice. By collaborating, sharing resources, and discussing common challenges, you and your peers multiply your impact and advance the common good. The Philanthropy Exchange is an online platform devoted to...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/06/2016 - 15:41
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways and Means Making Progress on Tax Reform Plan; Race-Based Scholarships and Proving an Applicant's Status; California Bill Seeks to Mandate Website, Fundraising Text for Organizations Throughout the U.S.; Shareholder Activism Targets Lobbying...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:46
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Chairman Hatch Continues Discussions on Corporate Integration; Ways and Means Committee Holds Markup; Estate Tax Bill Introduced in the House; UPDATE: Chinese NGO Legislation Passed into Law; Council Submits Comments to FATF on Recommendation 8; Council...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 13:04
This is the Council on Foundations team reporting from the 33rd Annual Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations Conference. This conference is the best-attended EO conference in the United States, and we are thrilled to see so many of our members and colleagues here.
Posted Date: Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:11
The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce the four new members of its board of directors, each of whom will serve for three years. Elected at the Council’s 2016 annual conference on April 11, Tony Mestres, the president and CEO of The Seattle Foundation, Jamie Merisotis, the president and...
Posted Date: Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:38
Hazle Hamilton Elected President of the Community Foundations National Standards Board
Posted Date: Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:14
I have attended a lot of conferences over the years and have always felt driven to go to as many sessions as possible, to gather information and knowledge to bring back to my colleagues at the Maine Community Foundation. This time around was no different: I set out to get the latest on National...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:20
At the Council’s 2016 Annual Conference, two influential foundation presidents sat down with the Council’s President and CEO Vikki Spruill to share their insights into the conference’s theme of purpose. Spruill opened what became a lively discussion with The Clinton Foundation President Donna...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:44
A year and a half before the historic US Supreme Court ruling ended discrimination in civil marriage rights for same-sex couples, foundations and nonprofit leaders of the LGBTQ movement came together to address a concern: While many activists anticipated the legal victory, many also worried that...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:45
In this week's Washington Snapshot: New PRI Regulations Released by Treasury; Senate Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Tax Reform; Artist-Museum Partnership Bill Introduced in the House; More Legislative Activity in the House; Council Represents U.S. Philanthropy in Vienna; China to Review...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/22/2016 - 13:19
Last summer, the Treasury Department announced their intention to finalize new regulations for program-related investments (PRIs). This week, it published nine new examples of permissible PRIs. Treasury responded to continued requests of the philanthropic community, which recognized that the...
Posted Date: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 15:36
Last week I joined other members of the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange in Washington DC for our first meeting since the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. joined the Philanthropy Joining Forces Impact Pledge. All members have agreed to support veterans and their families as they rejoin our communities...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:09
Earthquakes rocked Ecuador, Japan, and Myanmar this past weekend, affecting thousands, and reminding all of us how vulnerable communities are to external disaster shocks. There are several opportunities for philanthropy to respond.
Posted Date: Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:32
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Annual Conference & Philanthropy Week Highlights; IRA Charitable Rollover Bill Introduced in House; Ways & Means Tax Policy Committee Holds Second Tax Reform Hearing; Clarifying Permissible Distributions for IRA Charitable Rollover; Constitutional...