Council & Member News Feed

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...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:40
In this Issue: Historic 50th anniversary in Washington; Will looming deficit and budget issues affect tax reform?; Finance Chairman Max Baucus is still optimistic; A follow-up to the Bruce Bartlett blog highlighted in last week's Snapshot; And now, for an Executive Branch update; Agriculture (...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:16
In this Issue: It's August, but a few interesting developments emerge; Tax Wonks will have big impact on tax reform; Congress might not be moving too quickly on tax reform, but states are; The Max and Dave Road Show; Charitable Deduction; Great Op-Eds that caught our attention; Creating...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:04
In this Issue: It's August recess and time to look at "Tax Reform, the Big Picture"; While some are focused on the "big picture" at least one Senator spoke about the charitable deduction; What will happen when Congress returns in September?; The data signals that...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 17:00
In this Issue: Tax Reform: A Recap of the First Half of 2013; A House hearing on Valentine’s Day; House bipartisan working groups; Closed door staff briefings on the Senate side; Leads to a "blank slate" proposal from Baucus and Hatch; And a major distraction invoking the IRS scandal; But...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 16:37
In this Issue: Countdown to the August Congressional Recess; Anticipating a House Tax Reform Bill this Fall; Did the “Blank Slate” plan yield results?; Major Questions on Revenue Remain ; The President Weighs In; The Tax Reform Road Show; Continuing Support for Preserving the Charitable Deduction;...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 13:45
In this issue: Tax Reform; The Max and Dave Tax Reform Road Show; IRS Scrutiny; Opinion pieces that caught our attention; In the federal agencies.
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:44
There is a Toby Keith song with the lyrics, “I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.” With each catastrophic disaster, I am reminded of this song. I was an emergency responder following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and continue to work towards the Gulf’s recovery. It is predicted...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:42
Community foundations have a unique philanthropic voice in to bring to policymakers in Washington D.C. You are fully integrated into the lifeblood of your communities, and are intimately familiar with the urgent needs of those you serve. This grassroots experience is invaluable, and it is essential...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:40
With competition from other charitable options and heightened scrutiny of charities in the media, National Standards set our field—and your community foundation—apart and underscore your commitment to integrity, effectiveness and transparency.
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...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:37
Labor turnover is a hidden, but very real, cost of doing business. It could mean overtime costs to the firm until a new employee is hired and working up to speed. There are also direct costs of hiring someone new—the personnel department costs, advertising, interviewing, training, and the costs of...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:35
In 2014, ACT for Alexandria (ACT) will celebrate its 10th anniversary as the community foundation of Alexandria, VA. As a community foundation in a city where the median income is over $82,000 but one in which the number of young children living in poverty has tripled since 2005, ACT is uniquely...