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Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:52
Los Angeles. New Orleans. Detroit. Through riots, hurricanes, or economic despair, each city experienced significant crisis, and each has or is on its way to recovery thanks in large part to the philanthropic sector. But what exactly is the role of philanthropy in responding to communities in...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:49
Next week, more than 1,100 philanthropists, grantmakers, and foundation representatives will experience firsthand the cutting-edge, innovative reforms taking place in the Los Angeles area as a result of strategic grantmaking. The region serves as both the backdrop for the 2012 Council on...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:47
The Council on Foundations announced today that Linda Reed, president and CEO of the Montana Community Foundation, will receive the inaugural Ylvisaker Public Policy Award at its Annual Conference in Los Angeles, on Sunday, April 29.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:46
The Council on Foundations released a new publication today that examines the role philanthropy plays at the intersection of business and society. Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Leading Corporate Philanthropy (the guide) will be presented to a group of 60 corporate...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:41
Michele Prichard, director of common agenda at the Liberty Hill Foundation, received the Distinguished Service Award at the Council on Foundations Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The award presentation took place during the opening plenary session on Sunday, April 29.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:40
The Council on Foundations today announced the 2012 recipients of the Wilmer Shields Rich Awards during its Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The awards recognize and encourage excellence in communications by foundations and corporate giving programs and showcase the way they use communications...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:38
The Council on Foundations announced that Theophilus Gregory, senior vice president at the El Pomar Foundation, is receiving the Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking at this week's Annual Conference in Los Angeles.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:37
The Council on Foundations elected three new members to its board of directors on April 30, during the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:35
The Council on Foundations and CF Insights today released the “Columbus Survey, Guideposts for Navigating Peaks and Valleys,” the field’s most comprehensive report on community foundation assets, gifts, and grants for 2011.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:33
The great recession continues to plague America’s communities, but no group has been more affected than the middle class. Can philanthropy help these families get back on their feet? How do grantmakers address the issues affecting the middle class? While this topic was debated during the Council on...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:32
The Council on Foundations announced today that 11 promising philanthropic leaders have been selected to participate in the third annual Career Pathways program. The intensive, year-long leadership initiative is designed to foster diverse talent and excellence among the philanthropic sector's...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:30
The Council on Foundations today announced important partnerships with two leaders advancing social impact, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and the Mission Investors Exchange. The Council will add its complementary platform to amplify, convene, and connect around the good work of these...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:47
The Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB) is pleased to announce that Hugh Ralston, president and CEO of the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF), is its new president. A supporting organization of the Council on Foundations, the CFNSB is responsible for the quality, value,...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:44
In countless neighborhoods across the country, hundreds of community foundations are improving the lives of residents and the places where they live. These philanthropic organizations often work without much recognition—until now. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:35
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS have recommended a significant change in the process for determining whether a foreign nongovernmental organization (NGO) meets U.S. standards for charitable giving. In "Reliance Standards for Making Good Faith Determinations," a document...

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