Council Events

Past Events

Community Foundation Week (#CFWeek) is a prime opportunity to highlight the critical role of community philanthropy in supporting a thriving local community.

Experts from top economic thinktanks and foundation leaders will discuss the future of philanthropy, highlighting key policy implications and anticipated outcomes of changes in charitable giving.

Hear from top foundation leaders how they navigated the financial unknowns of the past year and what moves they plan to make in the year ahead to set their organizations up for success.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Vikki Spruill, the President and CEO of the Council on Foundations, moderated a discussion with Brennan Gould, Director of Programs at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and Ellen Dorsey, the Executive Director of the Wallace Global Fund.

June 20-24, the Council's Legal Team be hosting an Ask the Expert chat on the Philanthropy Exchange's Open Exchange. Throughout the week the Legal Team will be online and answering your questions regarding Department of Labor's final rule updating the overtime regulations.

Bipartisan consensus around criminal justice reform is growing nationally with more foundations increasing their efforts to change the way we think about prisons and public safety. As this issue continues to gain momentum, we ask how can philanthropy take a leadership role in reforming the criminal justice system in America?

Join us for a live chat Q&A on the Philanthropy Exchange with Regine Webster and Anna Hurt from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. For one hour, they will be on the Open Exchange ready to answer your questions about disaster grantmaking, from preparedness to emergency response.

Communities across the country are talking about Pay for Success, a public-private partnership approach that harnesses private sector investments to scale up proven social programs, with payments made by government if, and only if, outcomes are met or exceeded.