Council & Member News Feed

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...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:38
The Council on Foundations, National Council of Nonprofits and Independent Sector voiced united opposition to the Tax Cuts and Job Act being considered in the U.S. Senate. Leaders of the three organizations, which represent foundations and charitable nonprofits, sent a letter to lawmakers, an...
Posted Date: Mon, 11/27/2017 - 04:30
At a time when partisanship runs rampant and public divides seem numerous, this #GivingTuesday offers an opportunity for our country to focus on all the good that is happening around us and to work collectively, through donations of all kinds, to strengthen our society at every level.
Posted Date: Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:30
Community Foundations Week is the perfect time to celebrate the great work community foundations do around the country. This is especially true at a time when foundations are being asked to do more and more because of federal, state, and local budget cuts.
Posted Date: Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:05
Next February in Mexico City, we will explore bold and innovative approaches to address the multifaceted issues impacting our local communities, highlighting how community foundations across North America are building sustainable and resilient communities that leave no one behind.
Posted Date: Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax reform: House passes tax reform package, Senate continues committee markup, IRS notices rule for charitable giving for wildfire damages, The Cuts are Coming, Montana Continues its Strict Campaign Finance Tradition
Posted Date: Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:52
On November 16, 2017, the Council on Foundations released the following statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill on the passage of H.R. 1
Posted Date: Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:15
During this year’s Community Foundation Week, I’m reflecting on the innovative model of philanthropy that is the community foundation.