Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:20
When I first learned of the Council on Foundations’ Career Pathways program, I wasn’t sure whether I should apply. I was interested by the programs’ goal to increase the number of people of color in senior and executive positions in philanthropy and to thereby deepen capacity for impact in the...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:10
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.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Brief Government Shutdown Ended with Passage of Budget Deal; Trump Administration Releases 2018-19 Budget; Repeal of Johnson Amendment Raised at; National Prayer Breakfast; President Trump Officially Nominates New IRS Head; FEMA Requests Comments on Natural...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:45
Coming out of a historic meeting that brought together philanthropic leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States, more than 80 philanthropic leaders have joined in solidarity and pledged to work to reduce poverty and increase opportunity for all across North America. This commitment marks the...
Posted Date: Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:54
Philanthropy, at large, is a burgeoning variety of strategies for community innovation, investment, and a true love for people and the world we live in.
Posted Date: Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:30
Community foundations are critically important local leaders who bring a wealth of knowledge to driving change locally. To address the systemic challenges impacting our communities, we are committed to building coalitions with government, business, the nonprofit sector and others to bring together...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:00
I am deeply impressed by the relationships built in our field, sometimes from just one simple interaction at a Council event.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:00
Nonprofit and philanthropic leaders renewed their call for preserving the Johnson Amendment, the longstanding law that protects their organizations from the divisiveness of partisan politics. The call comes as House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) used the National Prayer Breakfast to express...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:10
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Hill Leaders Reach Agreement on Long-Term Budget Deal, Immigration Issue Remains Unsolved; Pay-for-Success Measure Passes with CR in the House; Senate Committee to Hold Hearings on Tax Reform Implementation; Treasury, IRS Release Updated Priority Guidance...
Posted Date: Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:00
On February 5, the Council on Foundations released a report about the impact community foundations can make in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report, in part a landscape analysis of how community foundations already impact their local communities, also encourages...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/02/2018 - 14:45
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...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/01/2018 - 13:10
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot:President Delivers First SOTU, Congress Reacts; Mnuchin Urges Action on Debt Limit as Congress Seeks to Prevent Another Shutdown Next Week; Tax-Writers in House Continue Work Post-Tax Reform; HUD and COF Launch Exchange Highlighting Public-Philanthropic...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:45
Respondents to an annual survey on foundation salaries and demographics indicated that one in three foundation staff was between the ages of 50-64 last year, and one in four came from a racial or ethnic minority background. The analysis, part of data collected annually in the Council on Foundations...
Posted Date: Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:00
The Council on Foundations, Interfaith Youth Core and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation convened a national discussion aimed at sparking solutions for the fractured state of religious diversity in America on January 31, in Washington D.C.
Posted Date: Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:25
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...