RE: Philanthropy Blog

Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Isssues: Public Policy
Linda Reed of the Montana Community Foundation shares the story about her visit to the Capitol and briefing congressional staff on the Rural Philanthropy Growth Act. Working with your local member of Congress doesn’t benefit just your foundation, but philanthropy as a whole, and the Council’s government relations team can help you get started.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Isssues: Public Policy
With the supercommittee’s apparent failure, Congress is now facing $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts. This may not stop Congress from finding alternative ways of addressing the deficit. The Council’s Director, Government Relations, Chatrane Birbal, reminds the field that is is just as important as ever to defend the charitable deduction.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Another successful Community Foundation Week is coming to an end. Read the final Re: Philanthropy Community Foundation Week blog on some of the other key players that help make the sector so successful.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
According to research by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, there is a correlation between residents’ attachment to community and economic growth, and the Centre County region showed the most attachment among the areas studied. Erin Rowley blogs today about how the Centre County Community Foundation is using this information to the community’s benefit.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
This blog, from The Denver Foundation, describes how working with various partners, from donors to community advocates, they were able to raise awareness of hunger issues in the community and improve the resources for people in need.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Isssues: Donor Engagement
The latest CF Week blog from Greater Kansas City Community Foundation provides an example of how when one community foundation successfully implements a program the idea quickly spreads throughout the field to the benefit of communities across the country.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Isssues: Health, Technology
With the 100 year anniversary of the community foundation field next year, The Alaska Community Foundation reflects on its individual work over the last 16 years and what it can accomplish over the next century as part of the larger field in the latest Community Foundation Week blog on Re: Philanthropy.
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Carina Wendel and Rebecca Graves debunk some of the myths surrounding Donor Advised Funds and show that they are a valuable tool for facilitating charitable giving in this blog originally posted on Social Impact Blog.
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Illustrating the importance of constant evaluating and adjusting in grantmaking practices, the MacArthur Foundation recently revised its strategy when it comes to environmental conservation around the globe. The new focus is on slowing and reversing the degradation of ecosystems. Check out the updated strategy and the goals of improving this particular field of grantmaking.
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Some of the central themes of this week’s Global Grantmaking Institute focused on tackling problems head on, collaboration, and creating lasting change. Stephanie de Wolfe of the Global Fund for Children discusses some of what she learned and how these issues relate to her job on a regular basis as the week-long global philanthropy series concludes on Re: Philanthropy.

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