Public Policy Events

Past Events

Join the Council on Foundations for a conversation with your peers about the ways in which foundations can transcend the current climate of partisan stalemate and work to make our democratic processes more fair, open, and representative.
Join the Philanthropy Caucus for a social reception to conclude Foundations on the Hill. Network with representatives from a variety of charitable foundations and organizations, lawmakers, and Congressional staff in an event to recognize the role of philanthropy as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today's toughest challenges.
A social reception to recognize the role of philanthropy as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today's toughest challenges.
The first Council Member Update of 2017 was on March 1.
Council CEO Vikki Spruill and special guest speakers analyzed the results of the 2016 election and discussed what it all means for the philanthropic sector.
Community Foundation Week (#CFWeek) is a prime opportunity to highlight the critical role of community philanthropy in supporting a thriving local community.
Join the Council on Foundations on Tuesday, October 11, at 12pm ET for a special briefing on work at the Federal level to improve outcomes for children in need. Christine Calpin, Managing Director of Public Policy at Casey Family Programs, will highlight some current opportunities to improve Federal child welfare financing and policy.
Daniel J. Cardinali, president and CEO of Independent Sector, led a discussion on the extensive, bipartisan research conducted in 2016 of 1,300 voters nationwide on their perspectives on the work of charitable organizations, societal influence, and participation in the policymaking process. Mr. Cardinali and other speakers from charitable organizations discussed the public policy implications of this research.
This webinar discusses the importance of building relationships with elected officials and shares more about the Council's work to ensure the voice of philanthropy is heard during this elections process.
This webinar featured speakers from the White House who shared information regarding the the ConnectALL Initiative and the role philanthropy can play to advance the importance of broadband access for millions of Americans currently without.
Join the Congressional Philanthropy Caucuses, staff, the Council on Foundations, and valued partners for a reception on Thursday, April 14 during Philanthropy Week in Washington 2016. This reception will celebrate and lift up the critical role of philanthropy in communities and the importance of engaging philanthropy as a stakeholder in policy discussions.
A social reception to recognize the role of philanthropy as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today's toughest challenges.
Members of the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge and the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange gathered for learning and sharing.
Philanthropy Week in Washington provides the opportunity to highlight the role and power of philanthropy in our country and across the globe. During Philanthropy Week in Washington, we shine a spotlight on American philanthropy’s critical role as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today’s toughest challenges. Working with government, business, civic leaders and nonprofits, philanthropy can be a dynamic partner that leverages its resources and leadership for the common good. The week is also a channel to raise philanthropy’s voices to members of Congress, federal policymakers, and other Washington influencers, and remind them of what philanthropy and government can accomplish together.
Attending Foundations on the Hill in April? Curious about how the fast-paced, animated, and often complex political environment can trickle down to influence your work? Wondering about whether tax reform will ever happen and, when it does, how these changes will impact philanthropy? During this webinar, you will hear how current debates here in our nation’s capital affect the work you do in your community. Experts discuss how what's happening on Capitol Hill could impact foundations, along with what is and is not on the radar screen of policymakers in Washington.