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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.

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 2:45pm

Last year, I attended an event hosted by the New England Impact Investing Initiative (NEIII) for a conversation with Michael McCreless, Senior Director of Strategy and Impact, at Root Capital. At this event, Michael showed us how to use a tool he developed, a simulator, he calls the Efficient Impact Frontier. The efficient impact frontier seeks to provide investors with tools to efficiently balance risk, return, and impact in their portfolios.

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:25am

Happy New Year! I am following news out of Davos and reading about new partnerships on critical issues, like MasterCard’s leadership to announce a new partnership on refugees and the new $50 million partnership of companies and foundations, including UBS, to scale technology to improve last-mile healthcare globally. As we kick off a new year, I’m excited to see the leadership role many companies are playing in driving social change, in the U.S. and around the world.

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 3:00pm

Happy New Year! As you start 2018, I’m excited to continue working with you to support your international grantmaking.

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:30am

For some parts of the country, 2018 arrived in full force—with an arctic blast of frigid temperatures in the east and torrential mudslides in the west—all while tax reform brings new unknowns to our work.

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 11:30am

Let's all pledge to be resolute about leading and learning together this year. Now, that is a commitment I am willing to make and keep!

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 4:15pm

Season’s greetings from the Global Philanthropy team here at the Council! It finally feels like winter in D.C. and we’ve even had a taste of snow. Across the world, 2017 has been a year of change and transition. As the year ends, I’ve been reflecting on our program’s impact in 2017, especially as we plan for next year. Here are highlights from this year and sneak peeks into projects we are excited about for 2018.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:00am

As 2017 comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on how much I’ve learned from you this year. When I transitioned to the role of Director of Community Philanthropy in 2016, from running a community foundation in Indiana, it was extremely important to me that I spoke to community foundation leaders about the present and future needs of our field. My goal was to use what I learned to create a focused learning journey and connections to topics and issues that are important to you.