Council & Member News Feed

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...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:35
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: Republican leaders unveil tax reform framework; Obamacare repeal bill pulled once again; HUD releases new strategic plan; In the States: State budgets remain in gridlock, Nonprofit responses differ on city demands for payments in lieu of...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:55
Statement from the President and CEO, Vikki Spruill, on Tax Reform.
Posted Date: Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:00
Updated information about impact and resources for foundations responding to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Posted Date: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 15:30
Zero, in the context of a healthy world, is the most ambitious number of all. If the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were about making progress to achieve a healthy planet and people, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are about getting to zero, or as close to it as possible. The Global...