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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.

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

As you read this, I’ve landed on the beautiful island of St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to engage with community foundations, our federal partners, FEMA, and other associations to discuss how philanthropy helps this U.S. territory, as well as Puerto Rico, continue its recovery from the devastating hurricanes back in September.

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 9:56am

Talia Rivera discusses President Trump's proposed federal budget, including the proposed cuts to the NEA, and provides information on events and webinars.

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

Earlier this week, we held a webinar on tax reform and its effect on corporate foundations, an area that many corporate members have asked about since the beginning of the year. During the webinar, the Council’s Senior Counsel, Suzanne Friday, discussed a range of issues, including a provision that was recently passed in connection with the federal budget and now provides an important exception to the excess business holding rule for private foundations.

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:10pm

Last week in Mexico City, the Council co-hosted the first ever North American Community Foundations Summit, which brought together more than 200 leaders to discuss how we can truly leave no one behind and achieve the SDGs in North America by 2030.

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:00am

I am deeply impressed by the relationships built in our field, sometimes from just one simple interaction at a Council event.