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Posted Date: Wed, 03/05/2014 - 13:37
President Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget today, which sets forth the Administration’s spending and policy priorities for the coming year. The Budget presents a fiscal plan oriented around three White House priorities: accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans...
Posted Date: Mon, 03/03/2014 - 17:39
Due to the winter storm impacting the DC area, the Senate has postponed all votes until Wednesday. In light of this and potentially dangerous travel to and around DC early tomorrow, the chairs of the Caucus and the Council have decided that it would be best to postpone tomorrow’s Senate...
Posted Date: Sun, 03/02/2014 - 21:10
Due to inclement weather, the Council offices are closed on Monday, March 3, 2014. You can still contact us at (703) 879-0600 or membership@cof.org and Council staff will respond to you as quickly as possible. Philanthropy Week in Washington events are still taking place, if you have any questions...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 18:00
In this issue: Chairman Camp Releases Tax Reform Proposal, Philanthropy Week Update, Council Submits Comments on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulations, President highlights foundations' investments in My Brother's Keeper initiative announcement, and State Activity
Posted Date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll read about: Tax Policy Debate Heats Up; Philanthropy Week in Washington Final Preparations; Council Responds to Chairman Camp; Council to IRS: 501(c)(4) Rules Go Too Far; Twitter Chat on Friday, March 7, 12pm; Private Foundation Investment...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:00
As President Obama presents his proposed budget and as Congress considers comprehensive tax reform, proposed policy changes could have a significant – and potentially harmful – impact on philanthropy’s effectiveness. That’s why the Council on Foundations is pleased to welcome nearly 150 leaders...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:16
The Community Foundations of Canada’s Vital Signs is an annual community check-up, conducted by community foundations across Canada – and now around the world – that uses data to measure the vitality of our communities. The effort started in the late 1990s at the Toronto Community Foundation (TCF...
Posted Date: Wed, 02/26/2014 - 18:35
This afternoon Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI-4), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a comprehensive plan to reform the individual and corporate tax codes.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:44
The Lincoln Community Foundation, along with leaders of Lincoln’s largest public and private charitable organizations, city and county officials, and the business community worked together for two years to develop Lincoln Vital Signs. The report was just released in January. The study, which was...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:25
In this week's issue: Senate Philanthropy Caucus Briefing During Philanthropy Week; Camp tax reform plan expected next week; More tax extenders buzz; Polarized views on IRS political activity rules; IRS 2013 Changes to Form 990-PF; State Activity
Posted Date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:52
In this week's This Week at the Council you'll read about: Gearing Up for Philanthropy Week in Washington; Reminder: Call For Sessions; Video: Creating Effective Stories Lawmakers Will Remember; Community Foundations Use Information to Drive Impact; Deadline Extended: Field Comment on...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:36
It’s amazing what generous people will do when they understand a community issue and see a way to help solve it. But many times, the roadblock to getting started is that people don’t really understand the problem or even realize there is one.
Posted Date: Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:43
The Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB) announces an extension to the public comment period for the Proposed Revised National Standards. These revisions are being made as part of a five-year review cycle and will remain open to public comment until February 26, 2014.
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: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 15:00
In this issue: Updates on Philanthropy Week in Washington; Camp tax reform plan expected soon; Wyden officially named new Senate Finance Chair; Backlash on 501(c)(4) political activity rules; and Congress Suspends Debt Ceiling.

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