Council News

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction to halt the implementation of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Council on Foundations announces that the nomination period for its 2017 Awards Program is open November 22, 2016 through January 4, 2017.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Today, Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations, named Chris Gates Executive Vice President for External Affairs, a newly created position that combines public policy, legal affairs, member relations, and communications. In this position, Gates will help the organization amplify, advocate for, and strengthen the field of philanthropy as it continues to be a vital driver of positive social change.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 4:32pm

Senior Counsel Lara Kalwinski offers a quick review and summary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) fourth mutual evaluation of the United States anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing framework, which was released on December 1, 2016.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 8:15am

Five trends in social enterprise for 2017. This post is part of our inaugural Trendspotting Series profiling important ideas that will be shaping some major fields of interest in 2017.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 3:52pm

My great aunt, Georgeanna Gibbs Browne, born in 1876 in Philadelphia, was a victim of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

Washington Snapshot

In this week's Washington Snapshot: The Council Speaks Out on the Value of DAFs; Representative Reichert Looking to Encourage Philanthropy; Foundation Events, Elections and Political Campaign Activity; Michigan Moves Towards Clarifying Property Tax Exemption Standards; Action in the States on Minimum Wage; Declining State Revenues Leading to Spending Cuts; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Update on Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform; Council Submits Letter to Treasury on Forthcoming DAF Regulations; HUD Proposes New Elevation Requirements in Flood Prone Communities; New Updates on China's Overseas NGO Law and Conference Call This Week; Halloween Edition: Exorcising Expenditure Responsibility; New Report Examines Charitable Deduction for Non-itemizers; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Dynamic Scoring Released for Clinton, Trump Tax Plans; Treasury Department Eases Restrictions on Grantmaking to Cuba; HUD Lifts Up Philanthropic, International Partnerships; Princeton Settles Property Tax Challenge, Legislation Continues; Proposed Changes from the Clinton Foundation; Nonprofits Need Representation; and more!