Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:00
We just concluded the third Council on Foundations Endowments and Finance Summit, where more than 100 foundation CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, board members and other leaders met to consider the future of the philanthropic sector. Based on post-event buzz and input from participants, it seems to have been our...
Posted Date: Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:45
Updates from Natalie Ross, Senior Director of Global Philanthropy, for October 2017.
Posted Date: Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: Senate to vote on legislation that would lay the path for tax reform, Repealing the Johnson Amendment Remains a Target, A reflection on executive and regulatory activity in the Trump Administration, In the States: Elected official...
Posted Date: Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:00
I know from speaking with many of you that it's been a busy fall, both at the Council and within your organizations. I want to make sure you're aware of some special meetings and calls we're scheduling in the next month so you can get these on your calendars.
Posted Date: Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00
From Charlottesville to Las Vegas, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and now the California fires, it has been a devastating couple of months. The Council will continue to activate our support networks and national reach to provide greater scope in backing the community foundations in affected areas.
Posted Date: Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:45
As the NFL season has officially kicked off, I am reminded of the positive ways that so many athletes are effecting change off the field.
Posted Date: Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:08
In this week's edition of Snapshot: Non-itemizers charitable deduction bill introduced in the House, Congress makes progress on key budget milestones for passing tax reform, Top Ways & Means member raises UBIT at tax reform event, Democrats urge colleagues to maintain the Johnson Amendment...
Posted Date: Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:00
For five years, I have been fortunate to work for a foundation that has implemented continuous learning and commitment into its core values. In holding to these core values, our CEO is committed to intentionally seeking out opportunities for her team to learn and develop. In October 2016, she and...
Posted Date: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:30
Noah Atencio, Vice President of Community Impact for Community First Foundation in Arvada, Colorado, was awarded the 2017 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking, one of the most prestigious honors for innovative grantmakers.
Posted Date: Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: Budget Consideration Maintains Tax Reform Momentum; HHS Secretary Price Resigns; IRS Changes 1023-EZ Form; and In the States: Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Portland Arts Tax.
Posted Date: Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:55
I work in a small three-person office/private foundation in Queens, New York City. When my boss forwarded me the Career Pathways application last fall, my intent behind my application was to expand my network, reflect on my skills and experience in the sector over the past decade, and connect with...
Posted Date: Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:00
As the nation observes National Hispanic Heritage Month now through October 15, we recognize the histories, cultures, and accomplishments of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, the Caribbean, and the Americas.
Posted Date: Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:24
Tax practitioners love “safe harbors” or specific guidelines that can be followed to ensure a taxpayer or exempt organization is in compliance with applicable tax law. For charitable organizations making grants internationally, September 14, 2017 was a good day because the IRS issued Revenue...