Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:00
The Council on Foundations has named Ruth LaToison Ifill as its new Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She will lead efforts to develop and implement strategic initiatives, tools, educational programs and opportunities that foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among...
Posted Date: Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:08
While I have made meaningful professional contributions, I find myself at a juncture in my career where investing in my professional development will enable me to make a more significant impact as I look to transition into the executive leadership ranks with a foundation or leading the...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/10/2018 - 14:15
Independent Sector and the Council on Foundations applaud the introduction of the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act, which would expand giving, help civil society flourish, and allow the charitable sector to expand its impact in communities across the country.
Posted Date: Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:00
SECF is partnering with the Council on Foundations to promote the first Inclusive Economic Prosperity Convening in the South, May 23-24, hosted by The Spartanburg County Foundation. We hope you will join us for this important convening of foundation staff and trustees to learn how philanthropy can...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/08/2018 - 01:00
We in philanthropy often present ourselves as a beacon of enlightenment on the most important issues of the day. We pride ourselves on doing more than talk about making the world a better place – we walk the walk and invest real resources to make that vision a reality. Our websites feature...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:00
On Monday, April 30, 2018, the Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB), a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations, announced four new board members.
Posted Date: Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: JCT Releases New Estimates in Advance of Senate Finance Hearing; Council Call Highlights Public-Philanthropic Partnerships; Council Raises Concerns About FARA; and, In the States: Kentucky Preserves Charitable Incentive in Tax Reform, Maryland Passes Law...
Posted Date: Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:30
Economic mobility is inextricably linked with economic prosperity and is the common thread that helps to propel communities forward. We believe that continued education around these issues is necessary at both the staff and board levels and this convening is designed for both audiences.
Posted Date: Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:45
Over the past several weeks, the Outreach Committee of the Board has had the privilege of hearing from many of you about your hopes and ideas for the Council on Foundations. I’ve personally listened to feedback from members at the Public Policy Summit in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, and at...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:15
Global grantmaking and international issues remain a priority for the Council, from our leadership on the Board of WINGS, to programming and resources for global grantmakers and our continued commitment to working on the SDGs. To help lead this work, we welcomed a new Atlas Corps Global Fellow in...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Council Hosts Inaugural Public Policy Summit in Philadelphia; Disagreement Over Rescissions Bill Persists in Congress; Package of Bills to Reform IRS Advances Out of Committee; Treasury Announces First Wave of “Opportunity Zones;" Agreement Reached...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:00
As we think about the future of the Council, I personally have been reflecting on the role the Council must play moving forward—not just what it’s been for the past 70 years, but the changing context that is shaping the future of community foundations.
Posted Date: Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:30
Foundations who wish to provide nonpartisan support to encourage voter participation and strengthen democracy now have comprehensive new resources. On Thursday, April 12, the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and Nonprofit VOTE will release two new toolkits at the Council on Foundation...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:35
As we consider the road ahead for the Council on Foundations, “leadership” is a word that comes up over and over again. The question is how the Council can continue to serve the broader philanthropic field while also helping to define issues and bring our members together around solutions and...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/06/2018 - 13:00
Members of the COF Board are eager to speak with you one on one, or in groups large or small. Wherever philanthropic leaders are convening, we would be delighted to join you to hear your views, glean your insights and gather your suggestions. No organization can be all things to all people, but we...