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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
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
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
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
With the 100 year anniversary of the community foundation field next year, The Alaska Community Foundation reflects on its individual work over the last 16 years and what it can accomplish over the next century as part of the larger field in the latest Community Foundation Week blog on Re:...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
The latest CF Week blog from Greater Kansas City Community Foundation provides an example of how when one community foundation successfully implements a program the idea quickly spreads throughout the field to the benefit of communities across the country.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/08/2011 - 00:00
This blog, from The Denver Foundation, describes how working with various partners, from donors to community advocates, they were able to raise awareness of hunger issues in the community and improve the resources for people in need.
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...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Some of the central themes of this week’s Global Grantmaking Institute focused on tackling problems head on, collaboration, and creating lasting change. Stephanie de Wolfe of the Global Fund for Children discusses some of what she learned and how these issues relate to her job on a regular basis as...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Carina Wendel and Rebecca Graves debunk some of the myths surrounding Donor Advised Funds and show that they are a valuable tool for facilitating charitable giving in this blog originally posted on Social Impact Blog.
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Remember the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Applying the same concept to every single person on the planet shows we are all part of one global neighborhood – never far removed from anyone else. Today’s Re: Philanthropy blog shows how people can use these connections to maximize social good...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Disaster Grantmaking was a primary focus on the first day of the Council’s inaugural Global Grantmaking Institute. Attendee Sandra Macias Del Villar of the Global Fund for Children blogged about the role of philanthropy following disasters, including the importance of working with those who best...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Illustrating the importance of constant evaluating and adjusting in grantmaking practices, the MacArthur Foundation recently revised its strategy when it comes to environmental conservation around the globe. The new focus is on slowing and reversing the degradation of ecosystems. Check out the...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
Who would think giving money away would be so hard? Amanda Hsiung blogs about the intricacies involved when it comes to global philanthropy and what she is learning during the Council’s Global Grantmaking Institute.
Posted Date: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 00:00
The digital age helped increase awareness of global issues and related philanthropy. It also helped educate the next generation of philanthropists and encouraged them to get involved, but what are some other ways of engaging the next wave of global citizens? Dan Siegel and Jenny Yancey, co-...

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