Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:59
As parts of our country face extreme cold and snow while others are still recovering from last summer’s floods, fires, and tornadoes, we are constantly reminded the immediate effects natural disasters can have on our communities.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:35
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Less than a Month until Philanthropy Week in Washington; News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happenings in the States; and more!
Posted Date: Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:30
What does revolutionary change look like? That question was at the heart of Confluence Philanthropy’s 2015 Practitioners’ Gathering. In the world of investment advisors and Wall Street finance, a revolution can start with two words: “Sell it.”
Posted Date: Fri, 02/13/2015 - 15:21
In this week's Washington Snapshot: House Passes America Gives More Act of 2015; Other News from the Hill; News from the Administration; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 02/13/2015 - 08:00
It comes as no surprise that the Unites States is experiencing a dramatic population increase. What will surprise many is the Southeastern region is witnessing the bulk that population growth. The State of Georgia ranks 8th in the nation for foreign born residents. Within the 20-county Atlanta...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:32
Humble. If there were one word that ought to drive philanthropists, that’s it. I am not saying it is always a word that does drive us. I am saying it ought to be.
Posted Date: Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:52
As organizations whose networks collectively represent tens of thousands of charities and foundations, we strongly urge all House Members to vote in favor of H.R. 644, America Gives More Act.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/06/2015 - 14:36
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways & Means Committee Passes Charitable Bills; President's Budget Caps Deduction - Again; Other News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; Upcoming Webinars; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:11
Low-income families typically have few options for emergency cash, forcing many to rely on high-cost payday loans for unexpected financial needs. But these loans, which are disproportionately marketed to low-income and minority communities, lead to repeated cash shortages that drive consumers to...
Posted Date: Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:24
Sophia Guevara recently had the opportunity to interview Emily Kessler, the interim director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. In this interview, Emily shares how she got her start in philanthropy and what she is hoping to do to help emerging professionals and increase the value of an EPIP...
Posted Date: Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:52
Issues: Public Policy
President Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget today, which sets forth the Administration’s spending and policy priorities for the coming year. This year, the Budget presents a fiscal plan oriented around “Middle Class Economics.”
Posted Date: Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:00
Economic development is at the center of the Maine Community Foundation’s strategic priorities. We believe greater access to lower cost capital will allow entrepreneurs and innovators from both the nonprofit and for-profit world to grow enterprises and expand projects that build off our natural...
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.”