Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Mon, 08/30/2021 - 11:45
As we continue to navigate a new normal amid a global pandemic, philanthropy has a moral obligation to create spaces for everyone’s voice to be heard, valued, and represented in building common ground to achieve more together. How do we advance the greater good in our community? How do we build...
Posted Date: Thu, 08/26/2021 - 15:30
Earlier this month, the Council launched a new Strategic Direction focused on how philanthropy can build the trust needed to advance the greater good. This strategy was developed out of feedback from hundreds of philanthropic leaders over the last two years, as well as support from the Council’s...
Posted Date: Mon, 08/23/2021 - 11:34
The challenges of the past year have exacerbated inequities around the world and caused many of us in philanthropy to reflect on how we can change our own ways of working to be more effective partners in transforming societal systems for equity.
Posted Date: Mon, 08/16/2021 - 09:30
We are in a moment of dramatic change and re-imagining, what my friend the futurist Ari Wallach calls “The Intertidal”: a significant shift in global human culture and narrative, where what has been gives way to what will be.
Posted Date: Mon, 08/09/2021 - 11:30
A few years ago, in my role guiding strategy and programs at the Democracy Fund, I took some time to explore the idea of "trust." It was a construct that came up over and over again in conversations about democracy – for instance, do we trust elections to be safe and secure? What news...
Posted Date: Mon, 08/09/2021 - 08:30
The Council on Foundations today announced the launch of an executive-in-residence program to support its new strategic direction. The program will leverage the expertise of executive-level leaders to shape new areas of work that advance the Council’s long-term goals of supporting philanthropy to...
Posted Date: Fri, 07/30/2021 - 13:00
The top stories in Washington this week, including News From the Council, Eviction Moratorium Expires This Weekend, House Passes Appropriations Bill, States Encouraged to Educate Eligible Immigrants about Medicaid Coverage, Department of Commerce Announces Investing in America's Communities...
Posted Date: Mon, 07/26/2021 - 14:00
Today, the Council on Foundations announced a new strategy that sets forth a 20-year direction heading for the organization. Motivated by a vision of philanthropy as a trusted partner in advancing the greater good, the Council’s new strategic direction challenges philanthropy to make progress on a...
Posted Date: Fri, 07/23/2021 - 15:00
The top stories in Washington this week, including News From the Council, Eviction Moratorium Expires This Weekend, House Passes Appropriations Bill, States Encouraged to Educate Eligible Immigrants about Medicaid Coverage, Department of Commerce Announces Investing in America's Communities...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:30
A worldwide pandemic is something that few of us expected to experience in our lifetimes. As the global community continues to struggle through the hardships of containing the pandemic, funders are demonstrating the many ways we can learn from each other, especially in times of crisis.
Posted Date: Fri, 07/02/2021 - 10:15
The top stories in Washington this week, including News From the Council, Supreme Court Releases Decision on California Donor Disclosure Case, White House Announces Measures to Mitigate End of Eviction Moratorium, House Urges Biden Administration to Step Up Assistance to India, USDA Seeks Input on...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/28/2021 - 15:13
It’s been an eventful month in Congress! In addition to the ACE Act, another bill was introduced last week that will have a significant impact on community foundations – by providing you with new ways of giving scholarships.