Newsletters

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:15am

I can’t believe the month of May is almost over and I am embarking on my 60th day at the Council! I have enjoyed meeting various corporate foundations and hearing about the amazing work you are leading across the country during my first two months. This week, I met with Tiffany & Co. to learn about their leadership in coral conservation; listened to Pfzier and PVH’s innovative approaches to corporate volunteerism; and dove deep into conversation with JP Morgan Chase about their commitment to scaling global workforce development initiatives.

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 5:18pm

Natalie Ross discusses the concept of power in philanthropy, including a new Grantcraft guide as well as the book New Power, and outlines new opportunities for global grantmakers to engage with the Council.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:11pm

Brad Ward discusses the Inclusive Economic Prosperity convening in Spartanburg, SC, and highlights new opportunities to engage with the Council, including speaking at the Leading Together conference in 2019.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

Private philanthropy newsletter from May 2018.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:15am

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:15pm

Global grantmaking and international issues remain a priority for the Council, from our leadership on the Board of WINGS, to programming and resources for global grantmakers and our continued commitment to working on the SDGs. To help lead this work, we welcomed a new Atlas Corps Global Fellow in late March—Caroline Needles—from Canada who will spend more than a year at the Council, helping lead our international program. I hope you’ll connect with her during her time here at the Council!

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:00am

As we think about the future of the Council, I personally have been reflecting on the role the Council must play moving forward—not just what it’s been for the past 70 years, but the changing context that is shaping the future of community foundations.

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:00pm

Members of the COF Board are eager to speak with you one on one, or in groups large or small. Wherever philanthropic leaders are convening, we would be delighted to join you to hear your views, glean your insights and gather your suggestions. No organization can be all things to all people, but we are committed to listening, so we can benefit from your insights and wisdom as we chart the path forward.

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 3:56pm

Natalie Ross welcomes Lindsay Mason as the new director of corporate philanthropy at the Council, highlights a new grantmaking competition, and details upcoming events.

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 4:00am

This month, work on public policy that impacts philanthropy has been a large focus across the Council. Most relevant to global grantmakers, I’ve been working with partners on the US Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). There are more than seven bills currently proposed in the House and Senate that will impact FARA, which could have significant impacts on US foundations working with global partners.