Council Events

Upcoming Events

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.

The Council, in partnership with Atlas Corps and American Express, will share 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.

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.

Attend 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.

Past Events

The second session in our series on digitalization and the community foundation business model dives into business innovations for community foundations designed to address cybersecurity.

(Internal) Talent Development for (External) Impact is about the Bush Foundation’s internal efforts to develop staff to have greater impact while at Bush and then beyond. Join us and webinar co-hosts President Jen Ford Reedy and Talent Development Director, Stephanie Andrews, as we talk more about what it means to the Bush Foundation to invest in their own people.

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.

Personalized donor service and deep relationships dominate the approach utilized by community foundations in development and grantmaking, but exactly how much has the digital revolution and other philanthropic innovations disrupted our work? What is on the horizon? Hear expert advice and considerations from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the Cleveland Foundation, and Council on Foundations in the third of our series on the digital disruption on the community foundation business model.

Are you curious about how to balance impact with risk & return? Join us for a conversation with Michael McCreless, Senior Director of Strategy & Impact, at Root Capital, an agricultural impact investor that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.

Join us and webinar co-hosts President Jen Ford Reedy and Strategy & Learning Vice President, Allison Barmann, as they talk about the Bush approach and share examples from their Education initiative.

Data can be overwhelming. But is it possible to harness your foundation’s data and turn it from a challenge into an asset? Join a call with Guidestar's CEO and Program Manager of LA Counts, an initiative of California Community Foundation, to explore ways in which data is being utilized effectively to advance community foundation efforts.

Join the Council on Foundation’s Suzanne Friday for a timely discussion of the recent IRS Notice regarding potential new donor advised fund regulations and the Treasury Department’s request for comments from the field. Additionally, this webinar reviews specific provisions in the tax reform legislation that will have an effect on charitable foundations. Community foundations will want to learn about the donor advised fund regulations, but all foundation types can benefit from the tax reform discussion.

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 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.