Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:38
Data gathered from 244 private and community foundations participating in the 2014 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community FoundationsTM (CCSF) show that the 142 private foundations participating in the study reported an average return of 6.1...
Posted Date: Tue, 08/25/2015 - 14:14
California's historic drought has us talking about access to water — who gets it, where to store it, how much it should cost — for the first time in 50 years. Many of us have taken water for granted and can use much less. At the same time, empty wells and desperate drilling should remind us...
Posted Date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 15:04
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Nonprofit Media Event; Activate in August; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Happening Around the Globe; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:57
Last week, I got to see philanthropy in action on a great trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan. After just a few days of meeting with philanthropic leaders in Western Michigan, I had new energy, new ideas, and more proof that collaboration is driving the field forward.
Posted Date: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:35
In Pennsylvania, we’ve recently seen the failure of our state’s political leadership become a threat to many local nonprofits that provide much-needed assistance to our friends and neighbors. The governor and the state Legislature have not yet agreed on a budget, which has frozen funding for...
Posted Date: Thu, 08/13/2015 - 15:54
BREAKING NEWS: Nonprofit Leaders Respond to Clinton's College Proposal
Posted Date: Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:11
With the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, Walmart saw formally supporting it as meeting all five of these tests, and therefore being a prudent decision for our business. It was a natural extension of our decade-long commitment to reduce emissions, and make our business more efficient.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/07/2015 - 16:23
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Activate in August; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:33
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Council Releases August Advocacy Toolkit; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:22
On the Fourth of July, our nation comes together to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy, freedoms our service members, veterans and their families have made possible through their sacrifices.
Posted Date: Fri, 07/24/2015 - 16:05
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: Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:43
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: Fri, 07/17/2015 - 09:00
Impact Investing is a hot topic for foundations, philanthropists and investors alike. And rightfully so. The ability to do good by offering financial support with capital that can be recycled over and over for multiple initiatives and missions is an attractive compliment to traditional grantmaking...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 15:31
Well, the phrase “Culture of Health” can mean different things to different people. But in general, it means recognizing that health is an essential part of everything we do… And that every [BOG1]person deserves the chance to achieve well-being.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 14:30
In 2014, the Cleveland Foundation became the first community foundation in the world to turn 100 years old. After Frederick H. Goff founded Cleveland’s community foundation in 1914, the idea quickly took off across the United States and today there are an estimated 1,800 community foundations...