Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:05pm

The UN’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York City this month was an opportunity for governments and partners to review global progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the meetings, 47 countries completed Voluntary National Reviews to show progress on the SDGs, along with New York City, the first municipality to do so. The U.S. did not complete a voluntary national review. Canada did, and the Canadian’s analysis of their work on the SDGs highlighted several commitments, including $100M in 2018 to go toward a new SDG Unit to better support SDG implementation and coordination.

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:36pm

Last month at Legal Matters in Milwaukee, among the 50 community foundation colleagues in attendance, I argued that a newly defined role for community foundations is solidifying for the field. That role is to create the atmosphere, culture, and ecosystem for shared ownership of community.

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 2:51pm

Talia Rivera discusses her recent trip to New York, highlighting the work that the Siegel Family Endowment is doing around technology, and outlines upcoming events for Council members.

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:30pm

Lindsey Mason talks about her experience at the ServiceUnites conference by Points of Light, an event focused on the power of volunteer engagements.

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:41pm

Natalie Ross travels to the 86th Annual Mayor's Conference to discuss American support of the UN System, SDGs, and the Paris agreement.

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 4:11pm

Brad Ward describes the scholarship slump, as well as new events and resources for Council members in the June newsletter.

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:36pm

Talia Rivera discusses the work the Skillman Foundation is doing in Detroit around education, describes upcoming events and webinars, and provides recent relevant articles.

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.