RE: Philanthropy Blog

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:05pm

“It goes without saying that increased technology has allowed us not only to stay in operation but to thrive and therefore to continue to meet the needs of children and families.”

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:02pm

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.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 6:50pm

Infographic: 5 steps to create a strategy to achieve your mission.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 3:48pm

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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 4:20pm

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.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:59pm

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 10:26am

In September, Darren Walker became the tenth president of the Ford Foundation.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:39pm

Bryan J. Del Rosario

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.

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 3:17pm

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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:58pm

Vikki Spruill

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.