Posted Date: Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:02
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Emerging Leaders, Leadership
Think back to high school. Senior year, let’s say. How did you spend the Sunday after your prom? Let me go out on a limb and guess that it wasn’t spent in a conference room, debating other high schoolers about which of 23 grant applicants would receive a total of $10,000 in grants.
Posted Date: Wed, 05/28/2014 - 18:50
Infographic: 5 steps to create a strategy to achieve your mission.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:48
Isssues: Community Foundations Centennial, Emerging Leaders, Leadership, Professional Development, Technology
If you want to encourage break-through approaches to community challenges, the first step just might just to be to devise an innovative grant-making program.
Posted Date: Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:20
Last year, as Giving Days became increasingly popular, Knight Foundation looked for a way to help the community foundations organizing them make these online giving campaigns even more effective.
Posted Date: Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:59
Posted Date: Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:26
In September, Darren Walker became the tenth president of the Ford Foundation.
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:39
Gifts to community foundations have long been used as planning tools by individuals with philanthropic goals. Apart from qualifying for the maximum income tax deduction and the estate tax deduction, the community foundation is a vehicle that provides donors a variety of opportunities for fulfilling their philanthropic objectives. Among the most critical outcomes in community foundation success is ensuring that legal processes, including compliance with the tax code, are adhered to. And because nearly all federal and state laws pertain, directly or indirectly, to tax-exempt organizations, there are few areas of law that have no bearing whatsoever on such exempt entities, including community foundations.
Posted Date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 15:17
Every year, thousands of nonprofits experience the departure of an executive. Faced with this challenging and typically unfamiliar situation, boards can easily make missteps that jeopardize their most important governance decision.
Posted Date: Wed, 03/06/2013 - 17:58
It’s no accident that the Council on Foundations 2013 Family Philanthropy Conference takes place this week in Silicon Valley. This is Ground Zero for technological innovation. Ideas birthed here have changed—and continue to change—the world.
Posted Date: Wed, 03/06/2013 - 16:03
I first started working in the community foundation field more than 15 years ago. It goes without saying that I’m a big fan. I believe in this democratic model of philanthropy where the collective power of many creates powerful change. I’m also a fan because most community foundations understand that our work is constantly changing and adjusting to new needs. We cannot stand still. Indeed, the model of community foundation 15 years ago was vastly different than the one I see across the country now. The difference is the greater clarity about our leadership, and about our place-based expertise and connection. Community Foundation Week makes me reflect on that leadership.