Webinar Archive

The tax bill has passed and many in the sector are wondering what it will mean for our work, and what comes next in our advocacy. Join us for a detailed look at the tax bill and a discussion on the legislative provisions that will impact philanthropy and charities. We also discuss next steps for raising our sectors priorities in the government relations arena.
In this third installment of the Legal and Tax Compliance for Corporate Grantmakers webinar, participants continue a review of the rules against self-dealing, where they come from and what they involve, as well as compare to rules regarding conflict of interest. We analyze a case study, a real life "corporate opportunity" fact pattern received by the Council’s legal team.
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.
The majority of community foundations in the U.S. are accredited via the National Standards program, highlighting each’s accountability, integrity, and overall commitment to excellence in community philanthropy. However, with a relatively high turnover rate among community foundation staff, keeping up with the changes to the National Standards program can be difficult. This webinar is intended to highlight the recent changes in the accreditation program and answer frequently asked questions to allow community foundation staff to move through the process with confidence and ease.
Join Council on Foundations senior vice president for government relations Hadar Susskind and other staff for a call to discuss the House and Senate tax reform bills as well as the outlook for the legislation and its implications for the sector.
Increasingly, community foundations are thinking more broadly about how to support systemic change in local communities. On this call, you’ll hear how three foundations are investing in long-term transformation using Community Heart & Soul®, the Orton Family Foundation’s community development model.
Continuing this fall, the Council on Foundations is launching its fourth quarter of the webinar series focused on legal issues facing foundations. This month is focused on community foundations and preparing for year-end.
Every year, billions of dollars are distributed in response to disasters and humanitarian crises. How much of this comes from foundations? What are other sources of funding? How much funding addresses long-term recovery and disaster risk reduction, in addition to emergency response and immediate relief?
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.
For philanthropy, the year 2017 has brought a number of issues to the forefront: tax reform has moved to center stage on Capitol Hill; proposals for massive government budget cuts have turned eyes towards philanthropy to fill the gap; and recent incidents like Charlottesville, Va. and the Texas flooding have reminded the sector once again that communities need philanthropy’s engagement now more than ever before. In the final Council Member Update for 2017, Council on Foundations president and CEO Vikki Spruill will discuss the year’s landscape, the challenges and opportunities seen by philanthropy and the initiatives the Council has on the horizon to amplify and strengthen the work of the sector. She will be joined on the call by senior vice president for government relations, Hadar Susskind, who will speak to the Council’s efforts to advocate on behalf of the sector, as he provides a policy update around the various tax reform efforts underway.