Council & Member News Feed

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.
Posted Date: Tue, 06/13/2017 - 12:16
The Council on Foundations released this statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill regarding the introduction of the CHARITY Act.
Posted Date: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 09:40
Throughout the month of June, we remember and honor those affected by the tragedy in Orlando. We lift up those who have worked to recover, aided by the many who have contributed funds, time, and energy to the communities that were impacted. We also celebrate the many achievements of the LGBTQ...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:00
Jennifer Price-Letscher, a member of the 2017 Career Pathways cohort, reflects on what she learned about leadership and philanthropic risk taking at a Career Pathways session at the Council's Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Congress must address a packed agenda before getting to tax reform; "Johnson Amendment" may be discussed in House hearing; DOE aims to reduce regulations following EO; President Trump unveils infrastructure plan in budget; In...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Take Action - Extend the Charitable Deduction to All Americans; Tax Reform Update - Competing legislative priorities complicate tax reform prospects; State Reliance on Federal Funds; New York Revitalization Act Amendments Go into Effect.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:30
This blog spotlights Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, which was one of 10 recipients of the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The awards are a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Council on Foundations and honor 10...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Ways and Means holds tax reform hearing, tension builds around border adjustment idea; New research estimates sharp decrease in giving under proposed tax code changes; Trump administration releases FY 2018 budget; In the States - New York nonprofit...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:18
Council updates on the 2017 Annual Conference, regulatory challenges in Hungary and China, our new Global Liaisons program, recent and upcoming webinars, and spring convenings for global grantmakers.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Ways and Means Committee holds hearings, Senate gears up for tax reform; Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy named; Hearing on IRS reform scheduled for tomorrow; In the States - State budgets passing but on shaky footing; Mainers seek...
Posted Date: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 16:24
The Career Pathways 2017 Cohort recently came together for three days in Dallas to delve deeper into our leadership visions for philanthropy and hear from phenomenal leaders in the sector.