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Posted Date: Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:45
Austin, Texas, is the top spot to be an entrepreneur, make movies, get fit, have a dog, and eat barbeque—but as recently as a decade ago we ranked near the bottom of per capita giving. While other Texas cities, like Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, have a long history of philanthropy,...
Posted Date: Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:42
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: House Bill is a Big Win for Foundations; Community Foundations are "Coming Home"; Finalists Announced for 2014 Council Awards Program; Take Part in the #CF100 Video Contest; Philanthropy and Unaccompanied Children on the US...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:30
This afternoon, the United States House of Representatives passed an important legislative package impacting philanthropy, the “America Gives More Act of 2014” (H.R. 4719), with a bipartisan majority vote of 277-130.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:16
House Passes Key Charitable Bill; House Cuts IRS Budget; Council Summarizes Tax Policy Center Report; Coming Soon - Council Advocacy Toolkit; Op-ed on Immigrant Children Crisis; Social Impact Bonds in the Spotlight; Commentary Surrounding 1023-EZ Release; Upcoming NASCO Conference; Rocky Mountain...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:30
“Dream big.” That’s Ivye Allen’s philosophy when it comes to securing funding and support for local community efforts aimed at enhancing education, health care and other community needs. As President of the Foundation for the Mid South, Allen has employed that aspirational approach to help generate...
Posted Date: Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:10
In conjunction with our 90th Anniversary, the Connecticut Community Foundation hosted our first online giving challenge, Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills in November 2013.
Posted Date: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:00
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Coming Soon - Council Advocacy Toolkit; Charitable Extender Vote on House Floor; Tax Policy Center Analyzes Camp Proposal; Hill Activity Centers on Highway Trust Fund; Form 1023-EZ Goes Live; PA Nonprofits Can't Ease Local Budge Woes; Growth of...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:06
For nearly 100 years, the California Community Foundation (CCF) has been defined by the diverse passions of the more than 1,700 donors who share a dream for a better future. CCF’s initiative, Building a Lifetime of Options & Opportunities for Men (BLOOM), exemplifies this passion by addressing...
Posted Date: Wed, 07/09/2014 - 17:08
The Council on Foundations and CF Insights today released Guideposts for Growth and Aspirations,the field’s most comprehensive report on U.S. community foundation assets, gifts, and grants. The data were collected from 285 U.S. community foundations, including those representing more than 90...
Posted Date: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:00
When we face a new challenge, one of our first instincts is to reach out to someone for advice. By collaborating, sharing resources, and discussing common challenges, you and your peers multiply your impact and advance the common good. - See more at: http://www.cof.org/content/5-things-you-should-...
Posted Date: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:00
This week former Council board member Dave Campbell passed away. For those of you who did not know Dave, he served two terms on the Council Board of Directors (2004-2011) as well as on numerous Council committees. The Council benefitted greatly from his leadership and accomplishments during his...
Posted Date: Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:32
Many community foundations are recognizing that impact investing can be a powerful tool in our philanthropic toolbox. Mission investments are investments made by foundations to further their philanthropic goals. Since 2009, the Seattle Foundation has committed $4 million of its unrestricted...
Posted Date: Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:11
The Council on Foundations invites you to participate in the 2014 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey, one of the most important and effective foundation management tools in the field. The survey collects information on benefits policies and practices, as well as compensation data for 35...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:44
At the White House this week, foundation executives, including the Council’s President and CEO Vikki Spruill, met with senior Administration officials for a roundtable on the future of impact investing. A complement to charitable giving and foundation grantmaking, impact investing offers a powerful...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:00
In this issue of Washington Snapshot: Republican Lawmakers Slam IRS Over Lost E-mails; Education Tax Incentives Hearing; Congress Focuses on Highway Trust Fund; Nonprofit Revitalization Act Takes Effect in New York; Impact Investing Policy Report Released; IRS Form 990 Lawsuit Advances; Upcoming...

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