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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.
Posted Date: Tue, 06/03/2014 - 17:15
The Council on Foundations today announced the release of the 2013 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report, the most comprehensive information available on staff composition and compensation for U.S. foundations. This year’s report benefited from an increased response rate and will now provide more...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:26
Imagine this: a well-intended, charitably-inclined person of wealth creates a trust in the year 1514. This generous benefactor, deeply committed to an altruistic objective, funds the philanthropic cause without a sunset provision; thus, by default, potentially in perpetuity.
Posted Date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:52
In this week's Washington Snapshot, you'll find: Last Chance: Public Policy Preconference; Ways and Means Passes Charitable Tax Extenders; California Fundraising Law Advances; Online Guide to Missouri and Illinois Charities; Concern Over Future of New Markets Tax Credit; Revision on NTEE...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:25
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: Join the Sector's Leading Voices at Philanthropy Exchange, 2013 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report: Coming Soon, House Committee Passes Key Tax Bills, USDA Joins HUD for Secretaries' Award for PPPs, Tell Your Story During...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/29/2014 - 18:44
Today, the House Ways and Means Committee met to markup several important bills focused on the charitable sector. One bill would make the charitable “tax extenders”—including the IRA charitable rollover—permanent law. Another would simplify the private foundation excise tax on investment income to...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:00
StoryCorps, a national oral history project, is coming to the Council on Foundations' 2014 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange to record and preserve the stories of our professional network and community. As part of our ongoing efforts to tell the story of philanthropy and inspire new...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:51
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: An Invitation from Vikki Spruill to Philanthropy Exchange; Rep. Paulsen Introduces Excise Tax Bill; LAST CHANCE: Submit Your Nominations for the Council Awards Program; USDA Joins HUD for Secretaries' Award for PPPs; .foundation...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:14
In this week's Washington Snapshot, you'll find: Last Chance: Public Policy Preconference; Congressman Paulsen Introduces Bill to Simplify Private Foundation Excise Tax; IRA Charitable Rollover Permanence Bill - Markup Likely Next Week Talks Continue in Senate on Extenders; Agreement on...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:00
Arlington, VA - On May 20th, Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN-3) introduced H.R. 4691, a bill that would simplify the private foundation excise tax to a flat rate of 1 percent—a position the Council has long supported. The bill is co-sponsored by Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL-7). Council President...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:20
”The universe is made of stories, not of atoms,” said poet Muriel Rukeyser. Just a year ago, Ruykeyser’s words proved to be transformational for the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. As a program officer listening to a grantee report about a local man facing a terrible disease with...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:10
In this week's edition of Washington Snapshot, you'll find: Just Announce - Public Policy Preconference; New Dates - "Tax Reform: Charting the Future of Philanthropy"; Senate Vote on Tax Externder Bill; Schock Bill Would Make IRA Charitable Rollover Permanent; New Book from...

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