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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Council and HUD are seeking nominations from charitable foundations working with the public sector to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life for low- and moderate-income American for the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The winners of these prestigious HUD Secretary’s Awards will be presented at the Council’s 2017 Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, in April.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Council on Foundations has announced the names of the 24 promising philanthropic leaders have been selected to participate in the fourth Career Pathways Program. This intensive, year-long leadership development program is designed to foster diverse talent and excellence among the philanthropic sector's senior executives.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Philanthropy News Digest recently spoke with Chris Gates about his new role at the Council and what he — and the Council — can do to help our members prepare for the new administration.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:33pm

Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill sat down with Philanthropy Hour’s Greg Cherry for an intimate conversation about the impact and value of American philanthropy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:34pm

National Standards matter. They help community foundations to define their unique value, distinguish themselves from others in the field, and protect their brand.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:25pm

The nature of disruption has been on my mind recently.

Washington Snapshot

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: Mnuchin confirmed as Treasury Secretary, Bishop names to Ways & Means, Trump Administration working on a tax overhaul plan, Congress aims to keep tax reform train on track; IRS seeks to understand how the regulatory ban will impact its work; Council Hosts Collaborative Meeting with Federal Agencies and Philanthropic Stakeholders; U.S. nonprofits working abroad face financial difficulties, according to a new study; In the States: Action Heats Up on Foundation, Nonprofit Property Tax Legislation; States Consider Expanding Giving Incentives
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Council staff meets with Chairman Brady, there is a new member of Ways and Means, and tax bills are not in short supply; The Council sends a letter to Congress about the “Johnson Amendment”; A number of the President’s Cabinet Nominees have been confirmed; The United Nations faces a possibility of decreased funding from the U.S.; In the States - State-Level Opposition to Attacks on Foundation and Nonprofit Nonpartisanship
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - POTUS Meets with Congressional Leaders About Tax Reform; Cabinet Nominations Progress in Congress; Bill Introduced to Allow Expanded Political Activity by Nonprofits; President Trump Issues more Executive Orders; SCOTUS Nominee Announced; Crackdown on NGOs by Indian and Pakistani Governments; In the States - Challenges to Property Taxes by States Continue; Former Vice President Biden and wife to launch charitable foundation; Opinion: A Statement on Immigration and American Opportunity