Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Mon, 02/13/2017 - 09:00
Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill shares her observations from the field based on months of conversations between Council staff and foundation leaders who are grappling with how to understand philanthropy’s role as the new Administration challenges the way our country has traditionally...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:00
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Council staff meets with Chairman Brady, there is a new member of Ways and Means, and tax bills are not in short supply; The Council sends a letter to Congress about the “Johnson Amendment”; A number of the President’s Cabinet Nominees have...
Posted Date: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:30
Evaluation and philanthropic learning are essential to driving social change. Here are five trends to look out for in 2017 – and likely beyond.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:32
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - POTUS Meets with Congressional Leaders About Tax Reform; Cabinet Nominations Progress in Congress; Bill Introduced to Allow Expanded Political Activity by Nonprofits; President Trump Issues more Executive Orders; SCOTUS Nominee Announced;...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:33
The Council and HUD are seeking nominations from charitable foundations working with the public sector to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life for low- and moderate-income American for the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The winners of these prestigious...
Posted Date: Wed, 02/01/2017 - 09:10
February marks the observance of National African American History Month, a commemoration with origins dating back to 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted a week-long celebration to raise awareness of African Americans’ contributions to history.
Posted Date: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 09:28
Last October, I received an email about an HR nonprofit diversity conference in San Francisco. I forwarded the email to our HR director. I have to be part of this program, I thought.
Posted Date: Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:11
I will be posting a monthly update with relevant information, including Council activities and resources, best practices, trends, connections, public policy updates, and more.
Posted Date: Fri, 01/27/2017 - 09:44
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Congress Rolls Out Ambitious 200-Day Plan; President Trump Instates Regulatory Freeze; International NGOs Face New Restrictions with U.S. Grant Dollars; In the States - State of the State Addresses 2017
Posted Date: Wed, 01/25/2017 - 16:24
Here are a number of updates related to our global philanthropy program and upcoming opportunities for you to engage with fellow foundations.
Posted Date: Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:46
For me, the trends to watch this year are all related to capital—and specifically, how the sector can put more of it to work better, faster, and cheaper. Inspired by the 2017 Trends series.
Posted Date: Tue, 01/24/2017 - 16:35
In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Senate Finance Committee considers Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary; Trump butts heads with House Republicans on key tax reform issue; Council sends letter from Vikki to every Congressional office; IRS issues guidance on rules for private foundation...
Posted Date: Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:40
The move to Arkansas did represent something brave and bold. But not in the way our friends saw it.
Posted Date: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:07
At the Council, we believe that FATF is a global regulatory body that too many foundations do not understand, especially as it relates to their cross-border giving and advocacy for improved enabling environments for grantees around the world. We are, therefore, excited to share a recent webinar...