Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:03
A. Sparks discusses how powerful philanthropy can be when philanthropic leaders are intentional in thinking through inclusion, as well as her experiences in the Career Pathways program.
Posted Date: Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:37
Natalie Ross previews the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York, highlighting three of the topics the Council will be focusing on during the event.
Posted Date: Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:21
Brad Ward discusses disaster response resources, DAFs and the upcoming CEO Roundtable, new tools, and more in the September issue of Community Philanthropy Update.
Posted Date: Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:21
Sherry Ristau celebrates four years at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, reflecting on lessons learned and the importance of working toward inclusive economic prosperity.
Posted Date: Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:34
Mandy Tuong describes how she got into philanthropy, how the industry can be improved, and how the Career Pathways program has inspired her.
Posted Date: Fri, 09/07/2018 - 13:03
Natalie Ross recaps the Inclusive Economic Prosperity convening in the Twin Cities, details new reports from the Council, and highlights upcoming and past events.
Posted Date: Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:55
Caroline Healey and Natalie Ross highlight a panel on cryptocurrency at the Endowments and Finance Summit, discussing what cryptocurrency is and what foundations and nonprofits need to consider before delving into the world of crypto-philanthropy,.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:33
This story, republished from bMag, discusses the Hmong immigrant community in Minnesota, and the work that Bush Fellow Pakou Hang has done in creating the Hmong American Farmers Association.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:00
In response to numerous articles in which some media outlets have mischaracterized the intent and impact of donor advised funds, the Council on Foundations released a joint statement from interim president and CEO Gene Cochrane and Javier Alberto Soto, chair of the Council’s board of directors and...
Posted Date: Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:31
Steven Snyder discusses how foundations can achieve CPI + 5% and outlines how this topic will be covered more fully in a session at the 2018 Endowments and Finance Summit.
Posted Date: Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:17
This piece describes the work Abdirizak Mahboub has done in creating a cultural epicenter in the Midtown Plaza Mall in Wilmar, MN.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/21/2018 - 13:28
Chris Crothers, a member of the 2018 Career Pathways cohort, explains what the program has meant to him, and details the recent convening in Detroit.
Posted Date: Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:26
Randall Williams interviewed the 2018 summer interns to gain insight into what they learned from their time at the Council.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:13
Natalie Ross discusses the recent publication of The State of Global Giving by US Foundations: 2011-2015, outlining some of the key findings. She also discusses upcoming events and webinar, and provides new resources for global philanthropy.