Event Archive

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.
A reception to celebrate the role of philanthropy as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today's toughest challenges.
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.
Leaders from the charitable sector discussed the lessons philanthropy has learned while working to improve veterans' health and mental health.
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.
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), discussed these concerns, recent legislative action in Congress, and possible 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 helped 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, shared 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.