Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:42
How poignant and timely that we gathered with HR professionals from around the country to explore what equity means to our foundations just as our nation is grappling with its own diversity conversation in the backdrop of the recent troubling events in Charlottesville, the latest in an...
Posted Date: Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:05
At the Council, we have seen a growing trend in community foundations of all sizes and geographies asking about how to make international grants, often from donor or corporate advised funds. Our latest publication is a new global philanthropy report with the Foundation Center—Local Communities...
Posted Date: Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:00
It’s no secret that the Council on Foundations is an incredible organization to work at. It’s a place filled with helpful, innovative, and brilliant staff and offers many opportunities and valuable experiences in the philanthropic sector. So, it’s no wonder that the interns who have previously...
Posted Date: Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:20
This spring I traveled to Japan, where I had the opportunity to visit the Hosoo textile company in Kyoto. The company was founded in 1688 and has been passed down through 12 generations of the same family, still sitting on the same site. Formerly focused on textiles for traditional garments used in...
Posted Date: Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:45
Recently, Council staff traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to join more than 50 funders to discuss how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are relevant to local challenges facing communities across the Southwest. The gathering was the sixth city in a series of national conversations about the...
Posted Date: Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:00
At the Citi Foundation, we believe that success is a combination of the impact we can generate directly through our grant making and the influence we can have on others by amplifying what works (or what isn’t working)—and most importantly why success matters.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/08/2017 - 17:00
Keep up with community foundations developments for August.
Posted Date: Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:40
Software for National Standards is modernizing and being streamlined. Eula Tatman of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation explains her first impressions of the new system.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:34
The Council on Foundations is proud to team up with San Diego Grantmakers to support the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange, which aims to help veterans and their families transition back into civilian life in an effectiveand holistic way.
Posted Date: Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: Attention shifts from health care to tax reform; Mnuchin pushes for “clean” raise to debt ceiling; Wray confirmed as FBI Director; In the States: Challenges to Property Tax Exemptions.
Posted Date: Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:10
Meghan Ervine, the Council's communications intern, interviews her fellow interns as their time with us comes to a close. They reflect on their internships, lessons learned, and plans for the future.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:20
How can diversity, equity, and inclusion be integrated into philanthropic organizations? Rebecca Cisek and David Daniels explain how they're seeking to include DEI into the culture of the Bainum Family Foundation.
Posted Date: Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:30
The philanthropic sector has taken steps to address the lack of inclusion of women and people of color in its talent pool. But newly released research from the Council on Foundations reveals that several demographics often are missing from philanthropic talent conversations and decisions.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/27/2017 - 13:57
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Senate begins debate on health care, tax reform continues moving forward; Update on Treasury personnel; President Trump issues EO for Commerce Department; In the States - State budgets remain in flux, NYC arts funding plan to promote...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:53
Despite concerted efforts by the field to advance more diverse, inclusive, and equitable recruitment and retention practices, the proportions of women and racial/ethnic minorities on foundation staff and at the most senior levels of leadership has changed very little over the past five and 10 years...