Posted Date: Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:58
Issues: Community Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations, Family Foundations, Independent Foundations, Leadership
This week, American Bar Association (ABA) has selected the Council’s Senior Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs Suzanne Friday for its prestigious “Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award” in recognition of “distinguished service by a nonprofit – in-house counsel.”
Posted Date: Fri, 05/29/2015 - 16:55
Issues: Global Philanthropy, IRS, Legal Affairs, Public Policy, Washington Snapshot, White House & POTUS
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Global Policy Update; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:23
Issues: Global Philanthropy
On May 27, the Council on Foundations and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) hosted a conference call on China's Draft Law on Management of Overseas NGOs and its potential impact on U.S. funders and other organizations working in and with China. More than 130...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/28/2015 - 14:40
Issues: Community Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations, Family Foundations, Impact Investing, Independent Foundations, Private Foundations, Private Operating Foundations, Public Foundations, Re: Philanthropy
The Social Impact Exchange exists to build a growth capital marketplace that supports scaling high-impact nonprofits in the U.S. Funders with shared interests convene in working groups (currently active in health and education) to identify and vet highly effective nonprofit initiatives primed for...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/28/2015 - 14:35
After a week of nonviolent protests following the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore erupted on the evening of Monday April 27. Stores were looted, cars were burned, tear gas hung in the air. On the morning of Tuesday April 28, leaders of the Baltimore Community Foundation gathered to discuss what...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:34
Issues: Community Foundations, Diversity and Inclusion, Family Foundations, Independent Foundations, LGBTQ, Private Foundations, Public Foundations, Re: Philanthropy
While we wait with great hope for a positive outcome on nationwide marriage equality from the U.S. Supreme Court, we in philanthropy must recognize that when it comes to LGBTQ rights, one favorable court decision or one great television season are not going to address the lingering problems of...
Posted Date: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:46
Partners will share information, provide insight into trends affecting the charitable sector, and build on each other’s strengths to benefit respective audiences and sector as a whole.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:00
Issues: Charitable Giving, Congress, Donor Advised Funds, Global Philanthropy, House Ways & Means Committee, Public Policy, Senate Finance Committee, Tax Reform, Washington Snapshot
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Join Us: Global Policy Call; News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:30
At the Council on Foundations Annual Conference in San Francisco, there was enormous interest in how foundations can lead together by aligning all of their assets with their missions. However there is one investment nearly every foundation makes, but which many fail to properly evaluate.
Posted Date: Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:14
Issues: Charitable Giving, Congress, Legal Affairs, Public Policy, Senate Finance Committee, Supporting Veterans & Military Families, Washington Snapshot
In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Philanthropy - Joining Forces Impact Pledge Anniversary Event; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 05/15/2015 - 09:49
While attending the Council on Foundations annual meeting in San Francisco last week, I learned about exciting new trends in philanthropy. The theme that really stood out was the graying lines of business, investing, and philanthropy. For profit companies are being founded with the specific...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:50
When my husband Bob went to Iraq to cover the war, I was worried but didn’t think of it the way families of our soldiers do. After all, he was there as the anchor of ABC News.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:26
Issues: Military and Veterans
Philanthropic leaders today reaffirmed the sector’s long-term commitment to ensuring that America’s military service members, veterans and their families receive the support they deserve. Sector leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. to announce that more than $276,000,000 in cash and in-kind...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:58
Issues: Military and Veterans
I’m glad to see so many of you demonstrating your commitment to veterans and their families by joining us here today. With over 2.5 million returning veterans, the scale of the issues facing military families requires an all-hands-on-deck approach that includes community institutions, the private...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 09:47
Issues: Community Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations, Family Foundations, Independent Foundations, Military and Veterans, Private Foundations, Private Operating Foundations, Public Foundations, Re: Philanthropy
In 2009, Blue Shield of California Foundation learned of the increasingly high rates and devastating impacts of domestic violence among military families. Given the incredible stress these families had endured after more than a decade at war, the findings were difficult to hear, but not surprising...