RE: Philanthropy Blog

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 1:00pm

Natalie Ross shares key takeaways from the Council's new report, in collaboration with the Foundation Center, which offers the first-ever analysis of international grantmaking by U.S. community foundations.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:00pm

This month the Council is focusing on Leading Together through strong partnerships. Community Philanthropy Director Brad Ward kicks off the month with the following reflection.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 1:40pm

NGOsource's Senior Counsel, Martha Lackritz-Peltier, reflects on her experience at the Council's 2017 Leading Together Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:30am

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a time during which we celebrate our origins as a nation of immigrants. The Council’s staff, its board, it strategic partners, its member organizations and the communities they serve are all inclusive of immigrants. As a national organization and a leading voice within the philanthropic sector, the Council takes great pride in the diversity represented by this immigrant population and the rich difference of perspectives it brings to the important work our members do.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:15pm

The Council’s legal team regularly receives questions regarding the data security of foundation operations and donor and grantee information. Lara Kalwinski, Senior Counsel, connected with Lucy Bernholz to find the right expert to break down these issues for us. Meet Josh Levy a fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab, where he’s building a Digital Security Exchange to coordinate the digital security community and help it be more responsive to the needs of high-risk communities and civil society organizations.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 2:15pm

The Council on Foundations was proud to recently sponsor and participate in the George W. Bush Institute’s Stand-To National Veterans Convening, a summit focused on veteran transition. Through the summit, held June 22 and 23 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. the Bush Institute wants to take discussion and turn it into action, recognizing as we do that the more than 45,000 philanthropic organizations, government programs and initiatives, large and small corporations, and millions of individuals committed to improving veterans’ quality of life don’t always align their efforts, which can create confusion and gaps in service to transitioning veterans and their families.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:00am

Who is the community foundation voice in Washington to “prove the worth” of DAFs? David Bennett, Executive Director of Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, shares his thoughts on why when it comes to protecting community foundation interests in Washington, no organization can match the depth of talent and breadth of knowledge that is provided by the Council on Foundations.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 1:10pm

National Standards Executive Director Lara Kalwinski describes the role the Standards program took in the crafting of the 2017 CHARITY Act and other recent happenings that benefit community foundations across the country.

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:40am

Throughout the month of June, we remember and honor those affected by the tragedy in Orlando. We lift up those who have worked to recover, aided by the many who have contributed funds, time, and energy to the communities that were impacted. We also celebrate the many achievements of the LGBTQ community and the advancements made toward LGBTQ equality.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 1:00pm

Jennifer Price-Letscher, a member of the 2017 Career Pathways cohort, reflects on what she learned about leadership and philanthropic risk taking at a Career Pathways session at the Council's Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas.