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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Council on Foundations announces the release of the 2016 Full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report, largest and most comprehensive report in the United States on grantmaker staff composition and compensation. It highlights a lingering age gap that exists within the philanthropic sector.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Council on Foundations released this statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill regarding the introduction of the CHARITY Act.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Council on Foundations released the following statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill regarding the White House executive order on the Johnson Amendment.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 2:15pm

The Council on Foundations was proud to recently sponsor and participate in the George W. Bush Institute’s Stand-To National Veterans Convening, a summit focused on veteran transition. Through the summit, held June 22 and 23 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. the Bush Institute wants to take discussion and turn it into action, recognizing as we do that the more than 45,000 philanthropic organizations, government programs and initiatives, large and small corporations, and millions of individuals committed to improving veterans’ quality of life don’t always align their efforts, which can create confusion and gaps in service to transitioning veterans and their families.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

As we mark the first week of summer, Director of Corporate Philanthropy Jeff West shares updates related to the Council's corporate members and future opportunities for corporate funders to engage with us as well as with peers in the field.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 1:52pm

This month Brad is highlighting the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® program as well as sharing several other resources to help kick off the summer season.

Washington Snapshot

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Senate Finance Chairman calls for input on tax reform; Health care seems to gain steam in Senate; HUD announces it will begin accepting unsolicited proposals for research; In the States - Delaware charitable deduction at risk.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: CHARITY Act is reintroduced in Senate; Tax Reform Update - Freedom Caucus weighs in on tax reform; Senate continues work on health care legislation; Deadline for addressing debt limit more fluid than previously thought; In the States - Budgets and late nights at the legislature, Massachusetts considers linking nonprofit salaries and property tax exemptions, States seeking Medicaid waivers; Giving USA 2017 report is released.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Congress must address a packed agenda before getting to tax reform; "Johnson Amendment" may be discussed in House hearing; DOE aims to reduce regulations following EO; President Trump unveils infrastructure plan in budget; In the States: Nonprofits ratchet up pressure to break Illinois budget impasse; Texas bans governments from seeking sermon disclosures.