Council & Member News Feed

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: 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: 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...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:24
America’s workforce is challenged with adapting to demands for new skills and additional training as technology continues to influence all facets of the working world. Job descriptions are morphing to meet needs as companies stay competitive in the global marketplace.
Posted Date: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:17
Maria Teresa Kumar grew up in Sonoma, Calif., a daughter of an immigrant field worker, and spent childhood summers in strife-torn Colombia during the drug wars and days of narcos. Shiza Shahid was raised in Islamabad, Pakistan, and was witness to the growing takeover of the Taliban before accepting...
Posted Date: Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:00
The Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge today announced $7 million in new investments to strengthen services and support for millions of veterans and military families across the United States. With their commitments, PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., Orange County Community Foundation, and...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:08
United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Nani A. Coloretti addressed the annual conference Sunday to describe the federal government’s multi-pronged effort to support American communities and how HUD has developed new strategies in meeting the challenges of today’s population.
Posted Date: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:07
Executive Director of Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation Nick Tilsen described the struggle of America’s indigenous people both through history and through today’s world. Tilsen remarked how during both periods in history, differing views of the world adversely affected his indigenous...