Council Events

Past Events

In this "Lunch with Legal Counsel," Bryan Del Rosario discusses in-depth the tax, regulatory and liability issues, particularly the rules regarding component funds, variance power and material restrictions that demonstrate community foundations are not banks (nor should they act as one) and assets held for the benefit of designated charities are legally the assets of the community foundation.

Learn about the 2018 report: State of Global Giving by US Foundations, including where US grants are flowing internationally and who is funding what across the world.

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and the Council on Foundations co-hosted an instructive, engaging webinar that unpacked the legal framework for philanthropy in China.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

In a nation deeply divided by partisan politics, we can turn to the work being done at the grassroots in our communities as a source of hope, information, and change. Join us for a conference call with Samuel Bressi, President & CEO of the Lancaster Country Community Foundation, who was featured in the New York Times for LCCF's work in the Greater Lancaster, PA area.

Charitable giving surged to $410 billion in 2017, the highest ever, according to the latest Giving USA report, but what do the numbers mean for foundations?

This webinar highlights the value of National Standards accreditation for community foundations of all sizes and educates participants about the history and processes behind National Standards, allowing community foundations to take the leap into accreditation with confidence.

Join foundations and philanthropy serving organizations from across the country for a webinar on July 11th at 2pm EST. "Philanthropy's Role in Strengthening Democracy" is co-sponsored by Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and Nonprofit VOTE.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) for 1.5-hour call to hear from a panel of experts on the border crisis, explore the impact of these policies on families and children, and learn about GCIR’s recommendations on how philanthropy can respond.

Bryan Del Rosario, Staff Counsel of Legal Affairs, discussed the “tipping” issue in IRS Notice 2017-73 as well as ways private foundations can use donor advised funds to advance, enhance and effectuate their charitable missions.

This webinar introduces a new framework for measurement in the social sector. It is a three legged stool: (1) evaluation; (2) monitoring; and (3) feedback from your ultimate beneficiaries.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Taught by the Fund Evaluation Group, this webinar explores some of the issues in crafting and developing an investment strategy.

Henry Timms, co-author of the book New Power, will discuss a practical framework for understanding how power is shifting in our society and how to navigate today and in the future.

This month’s Lunch with Legal Counsel with Suzanne Friday focused on issues for corporate philanthropy, and motivations for corporate giving.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Learn about the changing incentives and barriers that individuals and organizations face when donating to social causes and organizations globally, as well as diving deep into the changing philanthropic environment in Hungary, Nigeria, and Venezuela.

Focused on academic research, experience from the field, and insights on the trends as seen from the perspective of social impact strategists on how to interpret the noise around evolving technologies and focus on real strategies that benefit community foundations and the communities they serve.

Council attorney Bryan Del Rosario and host Brad Ward will review (and answer) the top 10 questions posed during our recent Legal Matters workshop held in Dallas on April 2nd.

Excellence in Public-Philanthropic Partnerships Exchange's first interactive learning opportunity: a panel via phone call with a former Secretary's Awards Winner.

Explore how state proposals to get around the federal SALT deduction repeal could impact the philanthropic sector and charitable giving.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Join the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation in a conversation about grant competitions, how to support other submissions, best practices, and scalability.

Watch this webinar to learn about sections of the Form 990-PF that present potential risks and vulnerabilities, as well as opportunities to better share your institution's work. You will also learn how to turn an examination of your 990-PF into an opportunity for improving internal practice, policy, and how these are communicated.