Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:18
As the nation approaches the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, our society remains conflicted on our ability to be united as a people.
Posted Date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 15:34
Monday, January 16, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), a federal holiday in the U.S. The fact that a federal holiday was designated to commemorate the birthdate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is significant - only two other figures have national holidays in the U.S. honoring them: George...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:02
In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Ways & Means to hold hearing on changes to committee rules; Senate sets deadline to repeal ACA, move closer to tax reform; Treasury requests input on guidance for tax-exempt leases; How Philanthropic is the Trump Cabinet?; in the States - State...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:59
In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tuesday kicked off the 115th Congress; the proverbial ball is officially rolling toward tax reform; House and Senate tax-writing committees welcome new members; in the States - NY and DC take action on minimum wage and paid family leave; opinion - nonprofits...
Posted Date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:00
The Council on Foundations has announced the names of the 24 promising philanthropic leaders have been selected to participate in the fourth Career Pathways Program. This intensive, year-long leadership development program is designed to foster diverse talent and excellence among the philanthropic...
Posted Date: Tue, 01/10/2017 - 13:19
Kicking off the new year sharing updates and resources to help you as you prepare and plan for what lies ahead. Find out about trends that will affect philanthropy, learn how best to stay up to date on important policy developments in Washington, D.C., and don’t miss out on great new learning and...
Posted Date: Tue, 01/10/2017 - 09:57
Philanthropy News Digest recently spoke with Chris Gates about his new role at the Council and what he — and the Council — can do to help our members prepare for the new administration.
Posted Date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:00
On Jan. 25, Knight Foundation and Council on Foundation are hosting a virtual discussion: Giving Days, Ramp Up, or Wind Down, with foundation leaders on both sides of the effort. Get a preview of the conversation, in the following pieces by The Miami Foundation’s Javier Alberto Soto and Silicon...
Posted Date: Sat, 12/24/2016 - 13:00
The Council on Foundations offices will be closed from December 24, 2016 - January 2, 2017. During this time, Council staff is available to assist our members with their time-sensitive needs. Please dial the membership line directly at 703-879-0645 or email Membership at
Posted Date: Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:58
A year-end review and reminder how the Council is here to serve our Community Foundations.
Posted Date: Mon, 12/19/2016 - 16:13
This past Friday a diverse group of philanthropic leaders gathered in New York City to discuss the unexpected election results, what those results mean for our nation and what they mean for our work, both individually and as a sector.
Posted Date: Fri, 12/16/2016 - 16:09
Read about key global activities in 2016, updates on closing space challenges in China and Egypt, notes from South Africa, and an overview of exciting new activities planned for 2017.
Posted Date: Fri, 12/16/2016 - 08:30
Five trends in U.S. politics for 2017. This post is part of our inaugural Trendspotting Series profiling important ideas that will be shaping some major fields of interest in 2017.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/15/2016 - 10:00
Happy holidays! May this month be filled with year-end giving and exciting developments to propel you into 2017! As always, the Council is here for you, and I'm writing to share a few resources for you to consider as the year comes to an end.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/15/2016 - 09:30
Earlier this month, the Chinese government released the official Guidelines on Organizational Registration and Temporary Activities Reporting under the 2016 Overseas NGO Law in China. You can find the guidelines in Chinese, including forms and charts, online via the Ministry of Public Security. An...