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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Council on Foundations has announced the names of the 24 promising philanthropic leaders have been selected to participate in the fourth Career Pathways Program. This intensive, year-long leadership development program is designed to foster diverse talent and excellence among the philanthropic sector's senior executives.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Philanthropy News Digest recently spoke with Chris Gates about his new role at the Council and what he — and the Council — can do to help our members prepare for the new administration.

The Council on Foundations offices will be closed from December 24, 2016 - January 2, 2017. During this time, Council staff is available to assist our members with their time-sensitive needs. Please dial the membership line directly at 703-879-0645 or email Membership at membership@cof.org.

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Friday, January 13, 2017 - 3:34pm

Monday, January 16, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), a federal holiday in the U.S. The fact that a federal holiday was designated to commemorate the birthdate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is significant - only two other figures have national holidays in the U.S. honoring them: George Washington and Christopher Columbus.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 1:19pm

Kicking off the new year sharing updates and resources to help you as you prepare and plan for what lies ahead. Find out about trends that will affect philanthropy, learn how best to stay up to date on important policy developments in Washington, D.C., and don’t miss out on great new learning and networking opportunities coming up this year.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 11:00am

On Jan. 25, Knight Foundation and Council on Foundation are hosting a virtual discussion: Giving Days, Ramp Up, or Wind Down, with foundation leaders on both sides of the effort. Get a preview of the conversation, in the following pieces by The Miami Foundation’s Javier Alberto Soto and Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Erica Wood.

Washington Snapshot

In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Ways & Means to hold hearing on changes to committee rules; Senate sets deadline to repeal ACA, move closer to tax reform; Treasury requests input on guidance for tax-exempt leases; How Philanthropic is the Trump Cabinet?; in the States - State legislatures face growing revenue and budget challenges; interview - 5 questions with our Executive VP for External Affairs.
In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tuesday kicked off the 115th Congress; the proverbial ball is officially rolling toward tax reform; House and Senate tax-writing committees welcome new members; in the States - NY and DC take action on minimum wage and paid family leave; opinion - nonprofits should push for smart public policy.
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Update on Tax Reform Progression in the Senate; Charitable Giving Coalition Sends Letter to President-elect Trump; Final Chinese Overseas NGO Law Guidelines Released; States Acting to Address Budget Challenges; Princeton Settlement Spawns Copycat Property Tax Exemption Challenge.