Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:00
This month the Council is focusing on Leading Together through strong partnerships. Community Philanthropy Director Brad Ward kicks off the month with the following reflection.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:40
NGOsource's Senior Counsel, Martha Lackritz-Peltier, reflects on her experience at the Council's 2017 Leading Together Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Posted Date: Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:05
Issues: Press Release
The Council on Foundations announced that it has opened the nomination period for the 2017 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking. Presented annually, this award recognizes a grantmaker who, with a combination of vision, principle, and personal commitment, is making a critical difference...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/30/2017 - 09:30
June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a time during which we celebrate our origins as a nation of immigrants. The Council’s staff, its board, it strategic partners, its member organizations and the communities they serve are all inclusive of immigrants. As a national organization and a leading voice...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/29/2017 - 16:15
The Council’s legal team regularly receives questions regarding the data security of foundation operations and donor and grantee information. Lara Kalwinski, Senior Counsel, connected with Lucy Bernholz to find the right expert to break down these issues for us. Meet Josh Levy a fellow at Stanford’...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Hill Briefing on Charitable Giving and Tax Reform; Tax Reform Update: Brady Insists on Complete Overhaul Instead of Mere Tax Cuts; Senate Delays Health; Care Vote, Complicates Tax Reform Timeline; In the States: Lack of budgets in three states creating...
Posted Date: Wed, 06/28/2017 - 13:31
The Council on Foundations announces the release of the 2016 Full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report, largest and most comprehensive report in the United States on grantmaker staff composition and compensation. It highlights a lingering age gap that exists within the philanthropic sector.
Posted Date: Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:15
The Council on Foundations was proud to recently sponsor and participate in the George W. Bush Institute’s Stand-To National Veterans Convening, a summit focused on veteran transition. Through the summit, held June 22 and 23 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. the Bush Institute...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:00
As we mark the first week of summer, Director of Corporate Philanthropy Jeff West shares updates related to the Council's corporate members and future opportunities for corporate funders to engage with us as well as with peers in the field.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Senate Finance Chairman calls for input on tax reform; Health care seems to gain steam in Senate; HUD announces it will begin accepting unsolicited proposals for research; In the States - Delaware charitable deduction at risk.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/15/2017 - 16:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: CHARITY Act is reintroduced in Senate; Tax Reform Update - Freedom Caucus weighs in on tax reform; Senate continues work on health care legislation; Deadline for addressing debt limit more fluid than previously thought; In the States - Budgets and late...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:52
This month Brad is highlighting the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® program as well as sharing several other resources to help kick off the summer season.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/15/2017 - 09:00
Who is the community foundation voice in Washington to “prove the worth” of DAFs? David Bennett, Executive Director of Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, shares his thoughts on why when it comes to protecting community foundation interests in Washington, no organization can match the depth...
Posted Date: Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:10
National Standards Executive Director Lara Kalwinski describes the role the Standards program took in the crafting of the 2017 CHARITY Act and other recent happenings that benefit community foundations across the country.