RE: Philanthropy Blog

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:25pm

The nature of disruption has been on my mind recently.

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:00am

Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill shares her observations from the field based on months of conversations between Council staff and foundation leaders who are grappling with how to understand philanthropy’s role as the new Administration challenges the way our country has traditionally operated. These conversations with members from across the globe and across the sector reveal strategic ways in which foundations are beginning to respond to these uncertain times and common threads in the questions they are asking themselves.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:20am

An up to date overview of Basic Rights and Rules for Foundations working with Non-US Citizens, given early 2017 Executive Orders by the Trump administration

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:30am

Evaluation and philanthropic learning are essential to driving social change. Here are five trends to look out for in 2017 – and likely beyond.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:10am

February marks the observance of National African American History Month, a commemoration with origins dating back to 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted a week-long celebration to raise awareness of African Americans’ contributions to history.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 9:28am

Last October, I received an email about an HR nonprofit diversity conference in San Francisco. I forwarded the email to our HR director. I have to be part of this program, I thought.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 1:46pm

For me, the trends to watch this year are all related to capital—and specifically, how the sector can put more of it to work better, faster, and cheaper. Inspired by the 2017 Trends series.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:40pm

The move to Arkansas did represent something brave and bold. But not in the way our friends saw it.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:07am

At the Council, we believe that FATF is a global regulatory body that too many foundations do not understand, especially as it relates to their cross-border giving and advocacy for improved enabling environments for grantees around the world. We are, therefore, excited to share a recent webinar from the Global NPO Coalition on FATF which provides a good overview for foundations about what FATF is and what the new standard (Recommendation 8) may mean for nonprofit organizations (including foundations) in the U.S. and around the world.