This member update focused principally on important issues related to foundation financial management and endowment performance.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has revised its Recommendation 8 on nonprofits to no longer characterize them as "particularly vulnerable" to terrorist abuse and made important changes to the Interpretive Note to this Recommendation. NPOs are now wondering how their countries will react to these revisions and how they can ensure that national implementation is beneficial to nonprofits and in line with FATF's new risk-based approach.
Promoting economic development is not, by itself, a charitable purpose. Grantmakers seeking to help people and communities achieve economic self-sufficiency must therefore find a connection between a proposed activity and one or more recognized charitable purposes. In this Legal Lunch Series, Suzanne and Bryan will discuss IRS rulings, court cases and activities proposed by members to help explain what is needed in order to make grants for economic development.
This webinar provided members with a detailed understanding of the Overtime Rule directly from the Department of Labor. In addition, the Council’s attorneys explained how the Rule applies to foundations and answered some prevalent questions that have surfaced.
The Council on Foundations and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy co-hosted a webinar for funders to discuss how to address recovery needs from the devastating Gulf Coast flooding.
This webinar, held in collaboration with Iowa Council of Foundations, covered the tricky legal issues around donor control.
This is your chance to hear a preview of the deep dive to come on grantmaking for economic development at the upcoming Endowment and Finance Summit in September.
This webinar discusses the importance of building relationships with elected officials and shares more about the Council's work to ensure the voice of philanthropy is heard during this elections process.
How can your foundation ensure that funding requests are meaningful and contain clear outcomes? Are incoming grant proposals in alignment with community vital signs and needs assessments? How can the grant application process lead to this end? Sharpen your own grantmaking application process with new insights to fund even more with your limited grant dollars.
A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.
Sharing knowledge with stakeholders is an important part of many nonprofit programs, but what does this look like? To answer this question, the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation and NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network surveyed nonprofits and foundations to understand the most common online learning strategies organizations are using to train their employees, volunteers, and beneficiaries. This webinar provides an early look at the insights gained from the survey and participants can discover how their organization aligns with others in the sector. Find out more about the latest innovations in technology-based learning and get actionable tips you can put to use in your organization today.
Interested in taking an important step towards foundation financial management excellence? Learn actionable strategies your foundation can use to engage diverse asset managers.
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.
As a Community Foundation, you are the expert on building endowments, but imagine what 10 nonprofit professionals or volunteers working on endowment growth could mean to you. If you want to multiply your efforts, partner with your nonprofits in being successful endowment builders. To help community foundations leverage nonprofit partners as successful endowment builders, the Council is partnering with Helen Monroe of Endowment Development Institute (EDI) to host a webinar exploring this endowment building strategy. During the webinar, participants will learn how best to leverage nonprofit partners, hear a few case studies of success, and learn about a new resource, Endowment Building Made Easy.
This webinar featured speakers from the White House who shared information regarding the the ConnectALL Initiative and the role philanthropy can play to advance the importance of broadband access for millions of Americans currently without.
Modern life is full of data—a lot of data. Sometimes it feels simply overwhelming. And that’s especially true in the philanthropic sector. It can feel like our work is simply an endless string of profiles, templates, accounts, applications, and reports. If we aren’t thoughtful about it, the flow of data in philanthropy could be a barrier to effectiveness instead of a way to amplify our impact. Data standards offer part of the solution, a way to bring order to the flow of data. In the last few years, several core standards have emerged, including eGrant, the BRIDGE ID, and GuideStar for Grant Applications. These standards will, we believe, become a part of the underlying flow of data in philanthropy.
Experts discuss both the new domestic charity and foreign NGO laws in China and their likely impacts on US foundations working in China.
The Council on Foundations and Mission Investors Exchange held a special edition of our Legal Lunch series where we discussed the impact and importance of new regulations on Program Related Investments.
The Council on Foundations hosted a two day event in State College, PA to convene foundations across the state of Pennsylvania. The conference provided participants with opportunities to network, sharpen their management skills and discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Join the Congressional Philanthropy Caucuses, staff, the Council on Foundations, and valued partners for a reception on Thursday, April 14 during Philanthropy Week in Washington 2016. This reception will celebrate and lift up the critical role of philanthropy in communities and the importance of engaging philanthropy as a stakeholder in policy discussions.
A social reception to recognize the role of philanthropy as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today's toughest challenges.
Members of the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge and the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange gathered for learning and sharing.
Philanthropy Week in Washington provides the opportunity to highlight the role and power of philanthropy in our country and across the globe. During Philanthropy Week in Washington, we shine a spotlight on American philanthropy’s critical role as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today’s toughest challenges. Working with government, business, civic leaders and nonprofits, philanthropy can be a dynamic partner that leverages its resources and leadership for the common good. The week is also a channel to raise philanthropy’s voices to members of Congress, federal policymakers, and other Washington influencers, and remind them of what philanthropy and government can accomplish together.
We invite all globally-inclined attendees of the 2016 Annual Conference to join us for our Annual Global Philanthropy dinner on April 9th. Dinner will feature a number of leading experts who will discuss how the global migration challenge is impacting communities around the world, the root causes and challenges that have led to growing migration flows, and what role philanthropy can play when responding to this crisis.
Participants will travel to Baltimore for a daylong look at the work that Baltimore's philanthropic and civic leaders are doing to move the city forward. The programming will focus on the ecosystem of factors impacting the long-term vitality of a great American city.