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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, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
Family philanthropy is comprised of more than just family foundations. Robyn Schien writes about the work at The Minneapolis Foundation serving families through the use of Donor Advised Funds and emphasizing the importance of engaging the next generation. Many of these issues will be tackled at the...
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
Nelli Garton of the Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Foundation discusses how there is a growing amount of frustration throughout the country and a rising level of need, all of which can be overwhelming … but there is hope around the corner.
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
Elizabeth Douglass, the web services associate at the Council, shares her experiences teaching students “from nations with emerging technological infrastructures,” as well as what she has learned in the process. It is a story of how philanthropy at the local community level can also have an...
Posted Date: Tue, 12/27/2011 - 00:00
What would Gordon Gekko say? In the year’s final Re: Philanthropy blog, Suzanne Skees writes, “Is it possible that we give for reasons other than self-sacrifice? This holiday season, let’s admit it: We’re in this for us. It’s not noble to give, whether of time or money: It’s completely self-...
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
Is philanthropy enough? With all the needs facing communities, a tough economic environment, an era of budget deficits, and the possibility of a cap on charitable deductions, how do foundations meet today’s challenges? Hillary Nather-Detisch of the Omaha Community Foundation, asks the tough, and...
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
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
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
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
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
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...

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