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Monday, June 15, 2015

This morning, Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill helped launch a new platform on the Huffington Post that highlights important developments and leading thinkers on social innovation. The blog features thoughts from leaders such as Clara Miller of the F.B. Heron Foundation and Maria Rodale of the Rodale Institute.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Working with our colleagues who understand the value of philanthropy, the Council's President & CEO Vikki Spruill co-wrote a letter to the editor with senior leaders from both United Way Worldwide and The Jewish Federations of North America.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Council on Foundations' 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey will be open from June 2 through July 17, 2015. The survey collects information on benefits policies and practices, as well as compensation data for 35 positions at community, corporate, private, public, and operating foundations. Please contact research@cof.org for more information.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3:37pm

According to published reports there are some 80,000 foundations in the United States. They collectively expend more than $50 billion each year for charitable purposes. The IRS expects foundation managers to be conversant with the statutes and regulations as they discharge their governance and fiduciary obligations. However, the rules are exceedingly complex, resulting in an unrealistic expectation that all too often is not met.

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 2:01pm

The year I was born, 1963, being gay was officially deemed a mental illness by the medical establishment. Same-sex relationships were illegal in every state, save Illinois. The federal government maintained a policy that prohibited the hiring of "known perverts,” then referring to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans.

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 1:10pm

Social change transpires at a blistering pace, in both promising and discouraging trajectories. After growing up in isolation in South Dakota and cutting my teeth decades ago as an LGBTQ human rights activist, I’m gob-smacked and elated by today’s Supreme Court decision.

Washington Snapshot

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Leaders in the Field Speak Out; News from the Hill; Happening Around the Globe; Happening in the States; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
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!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Leading Together to Advance Philanthropy; Happening Around the Globe; Happening in the States; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!