Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:30
The Council on Foundations offices will be closed from December 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018. During this time, Council staff is available to assist our members with their time-sensitive needs. Please dial the membership line directly at 703-879-0645 or email Membership at
Posted Date: Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax reform goes to President Trump’s desk for signature; Congress is up against a tight deadline on government funding agreement; In the States: Federal tax bill affects state estate taxes
Posted Date: Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:00
The Council on Foundations is proud to announce the 24 members of its 2018 Career Pathways cohort, representing the fifth class of the program.
Posted Date: Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:00
Independent Sector, the Council on Foundations, and the National Council of Nonprofits, collectively representing tens of thousands of charitable and philanthropic organizations, are unified in opposition to the final tax legislation.
Posted Date: Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:15
Season’s greetings from the Global Philanthropy team here at the Council! It finally feels like winter in D.C. and we’ve even had a taste of snow. Across the world, 2017 has been a year of change and transition. As the year ends, I’ve been reflecting on our program’s impact in 2017, especially as...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Conference Committee Commences as GOP Leaders Announce a Deal; Congress Avoids Shutdown, Stalls Shutdown Decision; IRS to Pursue Changes to; 1023-EZ in 2018; Clarification on IRS Notice 2017-73; and, In the States: Governors and Lawmakers Prepare for...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:00
As 2017 comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on how much I’ve learned from you this year. When I transitioned to the role of Director of Community Philanthropy in 2016, from running a community foundation in Indiana, it was extremely important to me that I spoke to community foundation leaders...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:30
The Council on Foundations is thrilled to be co-hosting the first-ever North American Community Foundations Summit in Mexico City, February 5-6, 2018. More than 120 community foundation leaders will gather in the capital of Mexico this winter to learn new ways to think globally and act locally —...
Posted Date: Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:45
Nearly 9,000 wildfires tore through the State of California in December 2017, burning 1.2 million acres of land, destroying more than 10,800 structures and killing at least 46 people.
Posted Date: Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:40
Issues: Newsletters
It's insightful to learn how similar your needs and interests are to one another. Many of you expressed interest in learning strategies for cross-sector collaboration and performance management. You wanted to learn more about how the federal budget cuts were going to impact your grantmaking...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:50
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Bill Proceeds to Conference Committee; Congress Faces Deadline to Avoid a Government Shutdown; IRS Requests Comments for Certain Situations Involving DAFs; In the States: Governors, Legislatures Struggle to Close Budget Gaps, Illinois Improves Government...
Posted Date: Sat, 12/02/2017 - 09:00
On Saturday, December 2, the Council on Foundations released the following statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill on Senate Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Posted Date: Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:50
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax reform: The Senate begins debate on tax reform, advancing tax reform ever closer to the President’s desk; In the States: Michigan nonprofits and philanthropic groups promote Census 2020, a year in review of the charitable deduction challenges and...
Posted Date: Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:39
Approximately 50 leaders from higher education, philanthropy, and the private sector recently met at Duke University for an intimate conversation about implicit bias. Organized by the TIAA Institute, Duke University, and the Council on Foundations, “Managing Effectively Across Differences: The...