Public Policy Events

Upcoming Events

Join Pennsylvania colleagues May 1-2 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg to develop the first-ever statewide philanthropic policy network for collaboration and impact. Sessions will be highly interactive. The conference kicks off with briefs from policy experts in each of the four areas so participants can hit the ground running for a full-day of highly interactive collaboration planning. Participants will leave with a solid grounding in the issues and a menu of activities that can be mission-specific to each organization but aligned for statewide impact.

Past Events

Join the Council on Foundations for a conversation with your peers about the ways in which foundations can transcend the current climate of partisan stalemate and work to make our democratic processes more fair, open, and representative.
Join the Philanthropy Caucus for a social reception to conclude Foundations on the Hill. Network with representatives from a variety of charitable foundations and organizations, lawmakers, and Congressional staff in an event to recognize the role of philanthropy as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today's toughest challenges.
The first Council Member Update of 2017 was on March 1.
Council CEO Vikki Spruill and special guest speakers analyzed the results of the 2016 election and discussed what it all means for the philanthropic sector.
Community Foundation Week (#CFWeek) is a prime opportunity to highlight the critical role of community philanthropy in supporting a thriving local community.
Join the Council on Foundations on Tuesday, October 11, at 12pm ET for a special briefing on work at the Federal level to improve outcomes for children in need. Christine Calpin, Managing Director of Public Policy at Casey Family Programs, will highlight some current opportunities to improve Federal child welfare financing and policy.
This webinar discusses the importance of building relationships with elected officials and shares more about the Council's work to ensure the voice of philanthropy is heard during this elections process.
This webinar featured speakers from the White House who shared information regarding the the ConnectALL Initiative and the role philanthropy can play to advance the importance of broadband access for millions of Americans currently without.
Join the Congressional Philanthropy Caucuses, staff, the Council on Foundations, and valued partners for a reception on Thursday, April 14 during Philanthropy Week in Washington 2016. This reception will celebrate and lift up the critical role of philanthropy in communities and the importance of engaging philanthropy as a stakeholder in policy discussions.
Members of the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge and the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange gathered for learning and sharing.
Philanthropy Week in Washington provides the opportunity to highlight the role and power of philanthropy in our country and across the globe. During Philanthropy Week in Washington, we shine a spotlight on American philanthropy’s critical role as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today’s toughest challenges. Working with government, business, civic leaders and nonprofits, philanthropy can be a dynamic partner that leverages its resources and leadership for the common good. The week is also a channel to raise philanthropy’s voices to members of Congress, federal policymakers, and other Washington influencers, and remind them of what philanthropy and government can accomplish together.
Attending Foundations on the Hill in April? Curious about how the fast-paced, animated, and often complex political environment can trickle down to influence your work? Wondering about whether tax reform will ever happen and, when it does, how these changes will impact philanthropy? During this webinar, you will hear how current debates here in our nation’s capital affect the work you do in your community. Experts discuss how what's happening on Capitol Hill could impact foundations, along with what is and is not on the radar screen of policymakers in Washington.
Before you engage with policymakers, it is important to have a solid understanding of the legal rules that apply. This webinar covers the fundamentals of how, when, and to what extent different types of foundations can engage with policymakers, their staff, or candidates running for public office. Through dynamic hypotheticals, speakers discuss what advocacy activity you as a foundation can do, what your staff can do, and what your grantees may do with your support.
The Council policy and legal staff answered FAQs and other questions about the IRA Charitable Rollover.
Join the Council for a quick 30-minute update on end-of-year congressional activity that will impact your work. Hear the latest on the state of play from our seasoned Capitol Hill consultants, and learn how you can take action on the charitable “tax extenders,” including the IRA Charitable Rollover, through our 5 Minutes for Philanthropy advocacy campaign.