RE: Philanthropy Blog

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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 3:18pm

As the nation approaches the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, our society remains conflicted on our ability to be united as a people.

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 3:34pm

Monday, January 16, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), a federal holiday in the U.S. The fact that a federal holiday was designated to commemorate the birthdate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is significant - only two other figures have national holidays in the U.S. honoring them: George Washington and Christopher Columbus.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 1:19pm

Kicking off the new year sharing updates and resources to help you as you prepare and plan for what lies ahead. Find out about trends that will affect philanthropy, learn how best to stay up to date on important policy developments in Washington, D.C., and don’t miss out on great new learning and networking opportunities coming up this year.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 11:00am

On Jan. 25, Knight Foundation and Council on Foundation are hosting a virtual discussion: Giving Days, Ramp Up, or Wind Down, with foundation leaders on both sides of the effort. Get a preview of the conversation, in the following pieces by The Miami Foundation’s Javier Alberto Soto and Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Erica Wood.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 12:58pm

A year-end review and reminder how the Council is here to serve our Community Foundations.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 4:09pm

Read about key global activities in 2016, updates on closing space challenges in China and Egypt, notes from South Africa, and an overview of exciting new activities planned for 2017.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:30am

Five trends in U.S. politics for 2017. This post is part of our inaugural Trendspotting Series profiling important ideas that will be shaping some major fields of interest in 2017.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:00am

Happy holidays! May this month be filled with year-end giving and exciting developments to propel you into 2017! As always, the Council is here for you, and I'm writing to share a few resources for you to consider as the year comes to an end.