Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:28
This month ushers in some of the greatest occasions: March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day, and the first day of spring. What more could you ask for?
Posted Date: Thu, 03/09/2017 - 16:00
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Council and other foundation leaders meet with Members of Congress; Tax Reform Update - Bill to repeal ACA is introduced, tax reform to follow; The Council files amicus briefs in recent legal cases; In the States - California Speaker establishes select committee...
Posted Date: Wed, 03/08/2017 - 13:40
Today is International Women’s Day (IWD). Celebrated on March 8 of every year, IWD celebrates women around the world and their achievements.
Posted Date: Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:20
In April, my tenure as chair of the Council on Foundations’ Board of Directors will end, and I will near completion of my board service.
Posted Date: Fri, 03/03/2017 - 09:54
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: President Trump addresses Congress, Secretary Mnuchin speaks on tax reform, Chairman Brady vows to repeal the Johnson Amendment, and the Council and colleagues speak out in defense of nonpartisanship; Legislation to invest in “opportunity zones...
Posted Date: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 16:46
Many years ago the community foundation executives in Wisconsin met to collectively talk about a growing concern. At the time, any organization could call itself a community foundation, and if their actions gave the term a bad name, we could all suffer the consequences.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:50
It’s been a busy month here at the Council.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:00
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - House Republicans face growing opposition to border adjustability; Charitable Giving Coalition Spends Day Fighting for the Charitable Deduction on Capitol Hill; IRS makes 1023-EZ data available online; In the States - State budgets (in brief...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:33
Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill sat down with Philanthropy Hour’s Greg Cherry for an intimate conversation about the impact and value of American philanthropy
Posted Date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:34
National Standards matter. They help community foundations to define their unique value, distinguish themselves from others in the field, and protect their brand.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:00
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: Mnuchin confirmed as Treasury Secretary, Bishop names to Ways & Means, Trump Administration working on a tax overhaul plan, Congress aims to keep tax reform train on track; IRS seeks to understand how the regulatory ban will impact its work...
Posted Date: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:25
The nature of disruption has been on my mind recently.