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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Council on Foundations has named Ruth LaToison Ifill as its new Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She will lead efforts to develop and implement strategic initiatives, tools, educational programs and opportunities that foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among philanthropic organizations.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Independent Sector and the Council on Foundations applaud the introduction of the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act, which would expand giving, help civil society flourish, and allow the charitable sector to expand its impact in communities across the country.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

On Monday, April 30, 2018, the Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB), a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations, announced four new board members.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:08pm

While I have made meaningful professional contributions, I find myself at a juncture in my career where investing in my professional development will enable me to make a more significant impact as I look to transition into the executive leadership ranks with a foundation or leading the philanthropic arm of a major corporation.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:00am

SECF is partnering with the Council on Foundations to promote the first Inclusive Economic Prosperity Convening in the South, May 23-24, hosted by The Spartanburg County Foundation. We hope you will join us for this important convening of foundation staff and trustees to learn how philanthropy can be a driving force that advances economic prosperity for all.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 1:00am

We in philanthropy often present ourselves as a beacon of enlightenment on the most important issues of the day. We pride ourselves on doing more than talk about making the world a better place – we walk the walk and invest real resources to make that vision a reality. Our websites feature inspiring, uplifting language about the values that inform our work – respect, accountability, diversity and empowerment. So it’s doubly important that leaders in our community reflect those values in everything we do, and be rewarded for doing so.

Washington Snapshot

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: JCT Releases New Estimates in Advance of Senate Finance Hearing; Council Call Highlights Public-Philanthropic Partnerships; Council Raises Concerns About FARA; and, In the States: Kentucky Preserves Charitable Incentive in Tax Reform, Maryland Passes Law Mirroring the Federal Uniform Guidance Requirement to Pay Indirect Costs
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Council Hosts Inaugural Public Policy Summit in Philadelphia; Disagreement Over Rescissions Bill Persists in Congress; Package of Bills to Reform IRS Advances Out of Committee; Treasury Announces First Wave of “Opportunity Zones;" Agreement Reached Between Treasury, OMB on Implementation of Tax Law Regulations; and, In the States: Interest Grows for Medicaid Work and Volunteering Eligibility Mandates, Making Sure Donations Don’t Determine Domicile
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: President, Congressional Leaders Eye Spending Reductions; Trump to Nominate Muzinich for Deputy Treasury Secretary; Updates to IRS Publication 526 Regarding Giving for Natural Disasters; and, In the States: SALT Workaround Enacted in New York, Oklahoma Preserves Charitable Giving Incentive