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Posted Date: Fri, 06/13/2014 - 15:56
The Board of Directors at the Council on Foundations has elected Sherry Magill, President of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, to a three-year term as its new Chair. She succeeds Kevin Murphy who has served as Chair since 2012 and will remain on the board for another year.
Posted Date: Fri, 06/13/2014 - 15:22
In this week's issue of Washington Snapshot, you'll read about: Community Foundation Survey; Implications of Cantor Loss; Impact of McCutcheon on Grantmaking; Future Challenges and Opportunities for Community Foundations; 2014 Annual Conference - Recap!; Announcing New Board Members and...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:55
As a foundation whose roots trace back more than 80 years, reflection on the past is a key part of our process for moving forward. Are we staying true to the values and the intent of our late founder, Will Keith Kellogg, as we steward the resources he left to improve the lives of children and...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:02
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.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:41
On Monday, June 9, at the Council’s 2014 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange, Monitor Institute announced a new resource for community foundations, the What’s Next for Community PhilanthropyToolkit.
Posted Date: Mon, 06/09/2014 - 23:09
The largest influx of veterans since the end of World War II will return to the workforce and college in the next several years. The surge is the result of military downsizing following wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and steep cuts to the Pentagon’s budget. As the nation heads into the Memorial Day...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:54
Can you be part of Yankeedom if you live in Minnesota? Have you ever been to “New France?” Are your grantees based in “El Norte?” Sunday’s opening plenary featured a provocative presentation from author Colin Woodard about 11 regional cultures that shape American life and politics, and that in his...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:00
In this issue of Washington Snapshot: Community Foundation Survey; Council Annual Conference & Public Policy Pre-Conference; Senate Finance Hearings on Tax Reform; Donor Advised Fund Supporters Oppose Payout Proposal; Michigan Charity Gambling Regulations on Hold; More Charitable Gambling News...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/05/2014 - 13:57
At the Council on Foundations’ (COF) 2010 conference in Denver, we were inspired by Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin to intensify our efforts to engage individual donors in impact investing as co-investors. A timely Rockefeller grant helped not only The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (...
Posted Date: Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:30
I love my city of Chicago. One of my prouder moments occurred in 2010 which, to me, witnessed the manifestation of about ten years of outreach, communication, and deepening mutual respect across normative borders. It came out of years of interfaith dialogue and growing friendships.
Posted Date: Tue, 06/03/2014 - 17:15
The Council on Foundations today announced the release of the 2013 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report, the most comprehensive information available on staff composition and compensation for U.S. foundations. This year’s report benefited from an increased response rate and will now provide more...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:26
Imagine this: a well-intended, charitably-inclined person of wealth creates a trust in the year 1514. This generous benefactor, deeply committed to an altruistic objective, funds the philanthropic cause without a sunset provision; thus, by default, potentially in perpetuity.
Posted Date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:52
In this week's Washington Snapshot, you'll find: Last Chance: Public Policy Preconference; Ways and Means Passes Charitable Tax Extenders; California Fundraising Law Advances; Online Guide to Missouri and Illinois Charities; Concern Over Future of New Markets Tax Credit; Revision on NTEE...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:25
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: Join the Sector's Leading Voices at Philanthropy Exchange, 2013 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report: Coming Soon, House Committee Passes Key Tax Bills, USDA Joins HUD for Secretaries' Award for PPPs, Tell Your Story During...

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