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Posted Date: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:00
In this issue of Washington Snapshot: Senate Tax Reform Hearings; Lost Lois Lerner E-mails; Social Impact Bond Act Introduced in House; NOTICE Act Introduced in Senate; Political Activity Rules Could be Expanded, Commissioner Says; 2013 Giving USA Numbers Released; Form 990 Data Availability; Can...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:22
How can we engage older residents while tapping their expertise? In 2006, The New York Community Trust responded to an invitation from Atlantic Philanthropies offering challenge to get people over 60 involved as they improve life for everyone in their communities. Atlantic’s effort, called the...
Posted Date: Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:09
At the Council on Foundations Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., some funders were expressing a move toward a new way of doing business with their grantees. Accountability has long been a theme in grantmaking. It has traditionally been top-down – foundations being held accountable to the people...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/13/2014 - 16:01
In this week's issue, you'll read about: Continue the Conversation - 2014 Annual Conference Recap; Sherry Magill Elected Council Board Chair; Vote in 2014 Council Awatds Program; Monitor Insitute Launches the What's Next for Community Philanthropy Toolkit
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.

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