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Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
One year ago today the Danville Regional Foundation launched "Make It Happen!" with the goal of creating “bright spots” in the community based on the ideas of every day citizens. Rather than people just complaining about problems in the community, they now have an opportunity to create...
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
The Community Foundation Week blog series continues with the Inland Northwest Community Foundation sharing how they put together a PSA campaign on how donors can leave a lasting legacy in the community using real-life stories. Check out their videos on YouTube as well.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
With the news that the Philanthropic Facilitation Act (H.R. 3420) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, Elizabeth Carrott Minnigh blogs about the background of program related investments (PRIs) and how this legislation will improve the legal landscape for foundations.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
Katherine Lorenz discusses her experiences – the challenges and joys – of running a family foundation, from the ups and downs of various family dynamics to the day-to-day of operating a foundation in the latest Re: Philanthropy blog series on family philanthropy.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/20/2011 - 00:00
The Council on Foundations surveyed some of its leading members active in the global grantmaking sphere to learn what they see on the horizon. Here are their top 10 predictions for 2012.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/20/2011 - 00:00
Jillian Vukusich of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties blogs about the “Fusion” taking place in her community, the site of the February 2012 conference. Read about how funders, nonprofits, government, and other entities in the region are partnering to improve the lives of...
Posted Date: Tue, 12/20/2011 - 00:00
Research is an important component to the day-to-day work of many key areas at foundations. While foundation employees usually have a sense of what they are looking for, sometimes it is helpful to identify what you are not looking for too. Sophia Guevara offers some helpful tips to improve research...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Another successful Community Foundation Week is coming to an end. Read the final Re: Philanthropy Community Foundation Week blog on some of the other key players that help make the sector so successful.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Linda Reed of the Montana Community Foundation shares the story about her visit to the Capitol and briefing congressional staff on the Rural Philanthropy Growth Act. Working with your local member of Congress doesn’t benefit just your foundation, but philanthropy as a whole, and the Council’s...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
As today’s Re: Philanthropy blog reminds us, there is much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. It is a time for families to come together and reunite. It is also a time for families to give, teach the next generation the value of giving, and make plans on how to give back in the coming year.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Community Foundation Week 2011 has come and gone, but this look back in a Re: Philanthropy blog from the Maine Community Foundation shows not only how busy it was for all, but also how successful. And despite have a week dedicated to the sector every year, helping others is done each and every week...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
This Re: Philanthropy blog's focus is on global grantmaking, starting with a blog from the Foundation Center’s Lisa Philp on some key tools for grantmakers – expert or beginners – in the global community.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
Did you know Liberia is the home of the world’s only Secretariat for Philanthropy? As Re: Philanthropy’s coverage of global grantmaking continues, read about the Secretariat’s story and the lessons that can be learned from it.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
With the supercommittee’s apparent failure, Congress is now facing $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts. This may not stop Congress from finding alternative ways of addressing the deficit. The Council’s Director, Government Relations, Chatrane Birbal, reminds the field that is is just as...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
According to research by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, there is a correlation between residents’ attachment to community and economic growth, and the Centre County region showed the most attachment among the areas studied. Erin Rowley blogs today about how the Centre County Community...

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