Council & Member News Feed

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...
Posted Date: Thu, 01/25/2018 - 16:10
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: After three-day shutdown, government reopens; Congress continues to grapple with immigration; Chuck Rettig tapped to be new IRS Commissioner; Senate confirms Jerome Powell as new Federal Reserve Chair; In the States: States consider Medicaid work requirement
Posted Date: Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:00
Happy New Year! As you start 2018, I’m excited to continue working with you to support your international grantmaking.
Posted Date: Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: With no agreement on DACA, Congress pursues another short-term funding deal to avoid a government shutdown; Senate races with potential Finance Committee implications; Administration continues push to expand broadband access; House committee marks up bill...
Posted Date: Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:40
I recently signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, a CEO-driven pledge to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. I strongly urge other sector leaders to do the same. As part of this pledge, more than 300 CEOs, from some of the biggest corporations and organizations in...
Posted Date: Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:20
The Council on Foundations has joined a growing coalition, which pledges to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ includes more than 300 CEOs of America’s leading companies and business organizations, who have jointly agreed to a pledge to...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:30
For some parts of the country, 2018 arrived in full force—with an arctic blast of frigid temperatures in the east and torrential mudslides in the west—all while tax reform brings new unknowns to our work.
Posted Date: Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:25
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Democrats Throw Cold Water on Immediate Fixes to Tax Reform; Tax-Writing Committees Add New Members, New Budget Chair Announced; The Intersection of SALT and Charitable Contributions; Immigration Agreement Could Unlock Funding Compromise; IRS Estimates What...