Council News

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC) urged Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the major party nominees for President of the United States, to support the full preservation of the charitable deduction in a letter the coalition sent to the candidates this week.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Registration is now open for the Council on Foundations’ 2017 Annual Conference — Leading Together — in Dallas, Texas, April 23-26, 2017. The Council’s annual conference is the premier event for the philanthropic sector, and Leading Together promises to be an immersive, thought-provoking experience dedicated to exploring the essential role that philanthropy plays in society to create transformational change.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce the application period for its flagship leadership development program, Career Pathways, is open now through October 31, 2016. Through Career Pathways, the Council seeks to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in the leadership pipeline and develop a generation of diverse leaders who are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion within their own organizations and the broader philanthropic sector.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 1:50pm

As the October 31 application deadline for our 2017 Career Pathways cohort draws closer, we thought it important to highlight why the Council believes so strongly in this talent expansion program — and what cohort members get from the experience.

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 9:00am

Stephanie Bell-Rose, Senior Managing Director of TIAA and Head of the TIAA Institute, co-chaired the 2016 Endowments and Finance Summit Working Group that developed the programming for the Summit. She shares here her impressions of the event, what she learned during it, and the important conversations it sparked.

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:39am

October 2016 updates on the Council's Global Philanthropy Program include information about Habitat III, new SDG resources, upcoming events the Director of Global Philanthropy will be speaking at in the coming months, and the launch of a Global Liaisons Program, a new initiative of the Council which will bring together partnership staff and offices within federal agencies and key multilateral institutions (like the U.N., World Bank, and development banks) every other month to discuss how best to partner with and engage philanthropy.

Washington Snapshot

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!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: President Obama Highlights First Department of Education Pay-for-Success Projects; State Ballot Measures 2016; Casey Family Program Provides Update on Federal Child Welfare Policy; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Bill to Delay Overtime Regulations Passes the House; Bill Introduced to Remove Restrictions on Nonprofits Political Speech; Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division Releases 2017 Work Plan; New Jersey Bill Seeks to Protect Property Tax Exemptions from Third-Party Challenges; and more!