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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Vikki Spruill's opening remarks at the 2016 Endowments and Finance Summit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Council’s Endowments and Finance Summit is the premier annual event for those responsible for the strategic and effective management of foundations’ assets and resources. High level speakers attached to the 2016 convening include Alberto Ibargüen, President, CEO and Trustee, Johnson S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Dr. Jason Wingard, Dean and Professor, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University; Jean Case, CEO of The Case Foundation; Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes Magazine; and Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

On September 21, the United States became the first high-income nation to join Kenya, Colombia, Indonesia, and Ghana as pilot countries in the SDG Philanthropy Platform. The global SDG Philanthropy Platform, managed by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Foundation Center, and UNDP, brings together foundations and philanthropists across the world to build partnerships between philanthropic organizations, the United Nations, governments, civil society, and business to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 2:01pm

There’s little doubt that impact investing has generated a lot of excitement, but has it translated into action?

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:03am

Here’s a story—a hypothetical one—what if Mike and Carol Brady established a foundation for their philanthropic giving? As of late, Legal Affairs has seen an increase in inquiries both relating to and from family foundations. As such, we thought it would be ‘groovy’ to highlight some frequently asked questions, while paying homage to our favorite 70s TV family.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:00am

We are pleased to announce the release of the Council’s 2016 Salary Tables. This year’s tables include salary data from nearly 10,000 full-time positions in foundations and corporate giving programs (representing over $1 billion in total salaries). The 1,010 grantmakers that participated in this year’s Grantmakers Salary and Benefits survey held a total of $285 billion in assets and gave $15 billion last year, all of which make this the largest and most comprehensive data set of compensation in the field of philanthropy.

Washington Snapshot

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Voter Perceptions of the Charitable Sector; Formal Audit of Trump Foundation is Requested Amid Concerns of Self-Dealing; States File Lawsuit Against DOL to Challenge Overtime Rules; Election Day 2016: More than Presidential and Congressional Races; Government Grant/Contract Challenges Top List of Financial Professional Concerns; New Study on State Regulation and Enforcement in the Charitable Sector; Community Foundations Speak Out About New Rules; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways & Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on University Endowments; Trump Shares Additional Insight into his Tax Plan; Senate Passes Bill to Improve Water Infrastructure; Koskinen Impeachment Hearing Postponed; DAFs: Appointed or Designated Advisors & Their Advisory Privilege; Voting Rights Under Attack in the States; Ford Foundation Moves to Integrate Disabilities into Inequality Focus; An Objective Comparison of the Clinton and Trump Foundations; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Chairman Roskam to Hold Another Hearing on University Endowments; Congress Must Address Spending Legislation Before Month Ends; Senator Wyden Releases Discussion Draft for RISE Act; States Face Mounting Deficits; Mississippi Empanels Tax and Spending Review Commission; Tax-Writing Chairmen and Ranking Members Pen Op-ed; NFL Team Makes $1 million Donation to Community Foundations; and more!

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