Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:08
Issues: Amplify
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: Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:18
Natalie Ross discusses the concept of power in philanthropy, including a new Grantcraft guide as well as the book New Power, and outlines new opportunities for global grantmakers to engage with the Council.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Bill to Increase Charitable Giving Introduced in House; IRS Funding to be Considered by Senate Committee; Ways and Means Holds Hearing on Tax Reform's Impact (So Far); Council Urges Treasury to Delay New UBIT Provisions; In the States: States Respond to...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:11
Brad Ward discusses the Inclusive Economic Prosperity convening in Spartanburg, SC, and highlights new opportunities to engage with the Council, including speaking at the Leading Together conference in 2019.
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: Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: House Committee Sets Series of Tax Reform Hearings; White House Sends Rescissions Proposal to Congress; IRS Debuts New EO Search Tool; Form 990s for Calendar-Year Organizations Due Soon; and, In the States: Vermont Considers Repeal of Charitable Deduction;...
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 - 13:00
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: Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:00
Private philanthropy newsletter from May 2018.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Another House Ways & Means Member Departs Congress; Bill Introduced to Increase Charitable Driver Mileage Rate; Treasury Solicits Input for Priority; Guidance Amid Rollout of Tax Reform Regulations; and, In the States: Pay Equity, Employment Law Changes...
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...