Monday, March 3, 2014

Due to the winter storm impacting the DC area, the Senate has postponed all votes until Wednesday. In light of this and potentially dangerous travel to and around DC early tomorrow, the chairs of the Caucus and the Council have decided that it would be best to postpone tomorrow’s Senate Philanthropy Caucus Roundtable Discussion.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Due to inclement weather, the Council offices are closed on Monday, March 3, 2014. You can still contact us at (703) 879-0600 or and Council staff will respond to you as quickly as possible. Philanthropy Week in Washington events are still taking place, if you have any questions about Philanthropy Week, contact Brian Horn at or 703-879-0649.

Friday, February 28, 2014

In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll read about: Tax Policy Debate Heats Up; Philanthropy Week in Washington Final Preparations; Council Responds to Chairman Camp; Council to IRS: 501(c)(4) Rules Go Too Far; Twitter Chat on Friday, March 7, 12pm; Private Foundation Investment Study

Friday, February 28, 2014

As President Obama presents his proposed budget and as Congress considers comprehensive tax reform, proposed policy changes could have a significant – and potentially harmful – impact on philanthropy’s effectiveness. That’s why the Council on Foundations is pleased to welcome nearly 150 leaders from throughout the philanthropic sector for the first annual Philanthropy Week in Washington March 3-7, 2014.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

This afternoon Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI-4), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a comprehensive plan to reform the individual and corporate tax codes.

Friday, February 21, 2014

In this week's This Week at the Council you'll read about: Gearing Up for Philanthropy Week in Washington; Reminder: Call For Sessions; Video: Creating Effective Stories Lawmakers Will Remember; Community Foundations Use Information to Drive Impact; Deadline Extended: Field Comment on National Standards Revisions

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB) announces an extension to the public comment period for the Proposed Revised National Standards. These revisions are being made as part of a five-year review cycle and will remain open to public comment until February 26, 2014.

Friday, February 14, 2014

In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll read: Research at the Council; Conect. Impact. Advance. Call for Sessions; Be Counted, Share Your Voice; Philanthropy Week: Last Day to Book Your Hotel; Corporate Philanthropy Resources Refreshed for 2014; Knight Foundation Media Learning Seminar; The Council Visits Iowa Community Foundations

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Council on Foundations is pleased to invite you to participate in a national study about professional development for nonprofit and philanthropic professionals and board members. The study is sponsored by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and the School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Council is issuing a Call for Sessions to leading civil and social innovators. We are looking to you for well-developed sessions that offer diverse perspectives, concrete solutions, and fresh insights into our Spotlight Issue: The Role of Philanthropy in an Increasingly Polarized Society.