Council & Member News Feed

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: Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:25
Issues: Newsletters
Lindsay Mason discusses her recent trip to Israel, and the lessons she learned from the leadership experience curated by the Shusterman Family Foundation, and outlines new resources and events from the Council.
Posted Date: Thu, 08/23/2018 - 12:15
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Johnson Amendment Attack Reiterated by Sen. Lankford; Bills to Repeal UBIT Changes Introduced in Senate; Bill to Reinstate Schedule B Requirements for All Nonprofits Introduced in Senate; Senate Finance Votes to Advance Treasury/IRS Nominations;...
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.
Posted Date: Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:00
Deborah Kasemeyer describes the "Deploying Foundation Capital in Place Based Community Investments " session at the upcoming Endowments and Finance Summit.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:00
The State of Global Giving, a new report by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center, reveals that global giving by U.S. foundations increased by 29% from 2011 to 2015, reaching an all-time high of $9.3 billion in 2015. With mounting challenges that transcend national boundaries, it’s...
Posted Date: Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:36
Brad Ward provides an update on his recent trip to visit community foundations across the Midwest with Gene Cochrane, as well as the lessons they learned from the many conversations they had with industry leaders.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:14
Brennan Gould, president and CEO of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, reflects on the city a year after the "Unite the Right" rally, and discusses the importance of acknowledging and addressing inequality.
Posted Date: Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:15
Ridgway White, president of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, describes their partnership with other organizations in Flint, Michigan, the success they've had in helping ensure access to quality education, and lessons learned from those partnerships.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:59
Wendy Campos outlines some of the topics that will be covered in the Tax Update: Deep Dive Into Tax Reform and Recent IRS News and Guidance session at the 2018 Endowments and Finance Summit.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/03/2018 - 14:11
Natalie Ross discusses the 2018 HUD award winners, upcoming council events, and staffing changes at the Council in the August Private Philanthropy Update.