Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:14
Nonprofits and their funders know this challenge all too well—an organization has a great idea, so they begin to seek capital from funders or foundations. They hear the same answer regularly – “It sounds like a great idea. Come back to us after you’re further along.”
Posted Date: Mon, 09/13/2021 - 10:30
In response to a rise in anti-democratic extremism and hate groups in the U.S., the Council on Foundations (Council) today released Values-Aligned Philanthropy: Foundations Resisting Hate and Extremism. The report and accompanying online resource hub are part of the Council’s efforts to prevent...
Posted Date: Tue, 09/07/2021 - 11:27
Workplaces across the globe are in flux—and many are changing for the better. With more remote offerings, flexibility, and accommodations, we face a generational opportunity to codify accessibility and inclusion in institutions that have been exclusive for far too long.
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: 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: 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: 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.
Posted Date: Mon, 06/28/2021 - 10:24
Community foundations and place-based funders should be aware of the impending rental evictions crisis on the horizon. Money is available in every state to help renters who are behind on rent due to the pandemic’s impacts and are at risk of eviction when the federal pandemic eviction moratorium...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/25/2021 - 13:00
In this week's edition of Snapshot: The top stories in Washington this week, including a new bill poised to drive growth in rural areas and mitigate the student debt crisis.