Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:21
This June, the House Committee on Natural Resources sent a letter to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), in which committee members asserted that NRDC may need to register under FARA. Natalie Ross details why several of the reasons outlined by the committee could apply to many U.S....
Posted Date: Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:41
Issues: Newsletters
Natalie Ross travels to the 86th Annual Mayor's Conference to discuss American support of the UN System, SDGs, and the Paris agreement.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot House Appropriations Committee Advances Measure to Weaken Johnson Amendment; New Analysis of the REDUCE Act; Trump Administration to Release Plan for Reorganizing Executive Branch; Primary Elections Held in ME, NV, ND, SC, and VA; In the State: Blue States...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:56
Randall Williams, the Council's communication intern, interviews the seven new Council interns on themselves, what they're hoping to learn from their internships, and what their super power would be.
Posted Date: Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:11
Brad Ward describes the scholarship slump, as well as new events and resources for Council members in the June newsletter.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/07/2018 - 14:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Senate Finance Committee Hearing Set to Consider Tax Court Nominees; Sen. Johnson Calls on IRS to Eliminate Schedule B; Start Now Helping Your Community Prepare for the 2018 Hurricane Season; and Primaries in CA, IA, and MT Highlight Busy Primary Day Across...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:15
I can’t believe the month of May is almost over and I am embarking on my 60th day at the Council! I have enjoyed meeting various corporate foundations and hearing about the amazing work you are leading across the country during my first two months. This week, I met with Tiffany & Co. to learn...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Bill Targeting University Endowments and Contributions Introduced; Charitable Giving Discussed at Senate Hearing; Attacks Against Johnson Amendment Continue; Ways and Means Announces Subcommittee Updates; IRS Provides Guidance for Grantmakers and Donors;...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:00
The Council on Foundations has named Ruth LaToison Ifill as its new Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She will lead efforts to develop and implement strategic initiatives, tools, educational programs and opportunities that foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among...
Posted Date: Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:08
Issues: Amplify
While I have made meaningful professional contributions, I find myself at a juncture in my career where investing in my professional development will enable me to make a more significant impact as I look to transition into the executive leadership ranks with a foundation or leading the...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Bill to Increase Charitable Giving Introduced in House; IRS Funding to be Considered by Senate Committee; Ways and Means Holds Hearing on Tax Reform's Impact (So Far); Council Urges Treasury to Delay New UBIT Provisions; In the States: States Respond to...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/10/2018 - 14:15
Independent Sector and the Council on Foundations applaud the introduction of the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act, which would expand giving, help civil society flourish, and allow the charitable sector to expand its impact in communities across the country.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: House Committee Sets Series of Tax Reform Hearings; White House Sends Rescissions Proposal to Congress; IRS Debuts New EO Search Tool; Form 990s for Calendar-Year Organizations Due Soon; and, In the States: Vermont Considers Repeal of Charitable Deduction;...
Posted Date: Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:00
SECF is partnering with the Council on Foundations to promote the first Inclusive Economic Prosperity Convening in the South, May 23-24, hosted by The Spartanburg County Foundation. We hope you will join us for this important convening of foundation staff and trustees to learn how philanthropy can...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/08/2018 - 13:00
We in philanthropy often present ourselves as a beacon of enlightenment on the most important issues of the day. We pride ourselves on doing more than talk about making the world a better place – we walk the walk and invest real resources to make that vision a reality. Our websites feature...