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News Council on Foundations and Foundation Center 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

Global giving by US community foundations

International grantmaking by community foundations in the US is becoming a more common practice for community foundations of varied sizes, geographies, and types. The Council on Foundations and Foundation Center published a new report in …

News Council on Foundations 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Council on Foundations: The Trump effect – implications for US philanthropy 

Following the election of Donald Trump, the Council on Foundations has focused on bringing US philanthropy together as changes in national leadership may impact on philanthropy and foundation grantees in a variety of ways.  In …

News Council on Foundations 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

Council on Foundations: Pathways to promote diversity

The Council on Foundations (CoF) has relaunched its Career Pathways leadership development programme in the US. The programme works to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in philanthropy’s leadership pipeline and cultivate a …

News Council on Foundations 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

Council on Foundations: Spotlight on how US foundations invest their endowments

In July 2016, the Council on Foundations and Commonfund Institute released a new study of responsible investing practices at US private and community foundations. The survey investigated policies, perceptions and practices related to how foundations …

News Council on Foundations 7 June 2016

Council on Foundations: CoF’s public policy agenda

The Council on Foundations has identified its policy priorities for strengthening philanthropy at home and around the globe in its 2016 Philanthropy Platform.  Philanthropy is a dynamic force for innovation, strategic thinking and leadership. Yet …

Council on Foundations and Brandolon Barnett 1 December 2015

The Evolution of Philanthropy: The Story Told by the People Behind the Mission

Each year for nearly 30 years the Council on Foundations has conducted an annual Salary & Benefits survey. The survey produces a trove of data on that vital force at the core of the practice …

News Council on Foundations 1 September 2015

Council on Foundations: Supporting an enabling environment for cross-border philanthropy

As the global regulatory requirements around cross-border philanthropy continue to increase in complexity, national and regional philanthropy associations play a key role in advocating for an enabling environment that facilitates global philanthropy. Earlier this year, …

News Council on Foundations 2 March 2015 For Subscribers

COF – Revised FATF standards will affect cross-border philanthropy

The inter-governmental body that sets standards for combating global money laundering and terrorist financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), is revising important policies on cross-border investment. Subsequent changes may have a significant impact on …

News Council on Foundations 1 September 2013

Council on Foundations – US Department of State launches Global Philanthropy Working Group

In the autumn of 2012, the US Department of State launched the Global Philanthropy Working Group to engage with the philanthropic community on the promotion of global philanthropy and civil society. The Council on Foundations …