RE: Philanthropy Blog

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 1:40pm

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD). Celebrated on March 8 of every year, IWD celebrates women around the world and their achievements.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:20am

In April, my tenure as chair of the Council on Foundations’ Board of Directors will end, and I will near completion of my board service.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 1:01pm

It’s officially tax season when the IRS releases its Dirty Dozen List of Tax Scams.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:46pm

Many years ago the community foundation executives in Wisconsin met to collectively talk about a growing concern. At the time, any organization could call itself a community foundation, and if their actions gave the term a bad name, we could all suffer the consequences.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:50pm

It’s been a busy month here at the Council.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:33pm

Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill sat down with Philanthropy Hour’s Greg Cherry for an intimate conversation about the impact and value of American philanthropy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:34pm

National Standards matter. They help community foundations to define their unique value, distinguish themselves from others in the field, and protect their brand.

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.