Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:15
On November 20, in conjunction with the Charitable Giving Coalition’s “Protect Giving Day,” Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) issued a letter in full support of the charitable deduction. This letter is a perfect example of the growing bipartisan support for preserving the full value...
Posted Date: Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:40
This is an incredibly exciting time at the Council on Foundations. We recently wrapped up our Fall Conference for Community Foundations Conference in San Diego, our fourth major conference since I came to the Council. We have launched several major products, such as a study on private foundation...
Posted Date: Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:37
Members can now download the 2012 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investments for Private Foundations through the Council store. We are making this resource available to our members at no cost (a $750 value), so be sure to get your copy today.
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:51
In this Issue: Spotlight on the Charitable Giving Coalition Fly-in; Highlights of the Day; Lunch Briefing for Congressional Staff; Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction; A Busy Week in Tax Reform; Chairman Baucus Discussion Drafts; Senator Schumer IRA Rollover Bill; Senator Schumer IRA...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:44
In this Issue: Charitable Giving Coalition D.C. Fly-In; Lawmakers Huddle on Tax Reform; Post Investigation Aftermath; Celebrating Community Foundation Week; Philanthropy and Nonprofits in the Media; The charitable deduction's individual impact; Foundations engage New Yorkers in policy...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:37
In this Issue: Charitable Giving Coalition D.C. Fly-In; Tax Reform Hearsay; Post Investigation Aftermath; Philanthropy in the Media; Jessie Ball duPont Fund and The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida; Council of Michigan Foundations; Detroit seeks input of foundations into city's...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:32
In this Issue: Tax Reform Uncertain as Budget Talks Begin; Noteworthy News and Op-eds; Washington Post investigation and sector response; Knight Foundation report on nonprofit news ventures; Decision-making in tough economic times; Redistribution of private charitable dollars; Interview with...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:21
In this Issue: Charitable Giving Coalition D.C. Fly-In - Nov. 20th; Federal Tax Reform Buzz; Noteworthy News; Knight Foundation debuts digital book; State-level developments; HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships; Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland - Housing First...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:17
In this Issue: A Fiscal Deal Emerges; Besides opening the government, what else does this deal accomplish?; So is the fiscal stalemate over?; What does this mean for federal grantees?; We will keep you posted!; Shutdown advocacy efforts; Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill named one of the...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:01
In this Issue: Gridlock in Washington; How does the shutdown impact you and your grantees?; HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships; Rasmuson Foundation - Pre-Development (Pre-D) Program; The Raymond John Wean Foundation - Youngstown Community Revitalization; Impact...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:52
In this Issue: Fiscal Standoff on Capitol Hill; What does it mean for you?; Rallying around the charitable deduction; Giving in West Virginia; Report: private foundation assets grow; Rep. Rangel advocates for charitable organizations; Comments on Veterans' Affairs strategic plan; Save the Date...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:41
In this Issue: On Capitol Hill, budget battles and lengthy debate; Tax Reform; At the IRS: Lois Learner retires, Camp concerned about donors lists; Welcome to the Charitable Giving Coalition's new blog!; What happens when states limit the charitable deduction?; Reassuring trend for the future...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:19
In this Issue: The Fall Conference for Community Foundations is just days away!; Washington Update: What's Happening (what's not!) and What it Means for You; Partisan divide intensifies on economic issues; Discussion on comprehensive tax reform stayed behind the scenes; More developments...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:04
In this Issue: Members Return to Washington; Tax Reform Conversations in Committee; Senate and House Floor Prepare for Budget and Debt Ceiling Debates; Thanks to the Tax Reform Tour, Tax Reform Did Garner Some Headlines this Week; Ways and Means Hearing on the IRS Exempt Organizations Division...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:45
In this Issue: Up on Capitol Hill, a focus on foreign policy overshadows tax reform this week; Tax Reform Tour continues; Another week, another tidbit on the IRS probe; Council on Foundations' Fall Conference for Community Foundations, Public Policy is on the Agenda!; Great Pre-Conference...