The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) is front page news in the wake of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Since its enactment in 1938, FARA has been rarely enforced, but Congress is currently considering six bills to increase its implementation. This online briefing, cosponsored by the Council on Foundations and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), will discuss these concerns, recent legislative action in Congress, and proposed fixes that would enable stronger enforcement of FARA without the unintended impacts on non-profits.
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.
The Council, in partnership with Atlas Corps and American Express, will share information on the Atlas Corps Fellows Program. Atlas Corps facilitates overseas fellowships for the best of the world's rising leaders. They volunteer for 12-18 months at outstanding organizations (foundations, corporations and nonprofits) addressing social issues and are enrolled in an ongoing training program.
Join the Council’s Senior Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs, Suzanne Friday, as she examines certain provisions of the Tax Reform Act and how those provisions affect philanthropy in general, but more specifically corporate foundations and corporate giving programs. This webinar will also discuss whether lower corporate taxes may mean greater corporate giving, as well as review emerging trends.
The second session in our series on digitalization and the community foundation business model dives into business innovations for community foundations designed to address cybersecurity.
(Internal) Talent Development for (External) Impact is about the Bush Foundation’s internal efforts to develop staff to have greater impact while at Bush and then beyond. Join us and webinar co-hosts President Jen Ford Reedy and Talent Development Director, Stephanie Andrews, as we talk more about what it means to the Bush Foundation to invest in their own people.
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.
Are you curious about how to balance impact with risk & return? Join us for a conversation with Michael McCreless, Senior Director of Strategy & Impact, at Root Capital, an agricultural impact investor that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.
The Council on Foundations is working with our peer philanthropy networks Comunalia (in Mexico) and Community Foundations of Canada to organize the first-ever North American Community Foundation Summit: Leaving No One Behind which will be held in Mexico City in February 2018.
During a time of growing partisanship, polarization, and religious bigotry, this event will explore the current fractured state of religious diversity in America and opportunities for action by philanthropy.