Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Mon, 03/17/2014 - 13:16
Next month, the Council on Foundations and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are kicking off a new webinar series on issues affecting philanthropy at a national level.
Posted Date: Mon, 03/17/2014 - 08:09
Due to inclement weather, the Council offices are closed on Monday, March 3, 2014. You can still contact us at (703) 879-0600 or membership@cof.org and Council staff will respond to you as quickly as possible.
Posted Date: Fri, 03/14/2014 - 16:50
In this week's snapshot, you'll read about: Camp Bill Sets Critical Precedents; 501(c)(4) Rules Elicit Strong Public Response; Philanthropy Week in Washington Recap; Other News in Philanthropy
Posted Date: Fri, 03/14/2014 - 15:23
In This Week at the Council, you'll find: New Speakers Announced for Philanthropy Exchange, Aligning Social Action, Lessons from the Ozarks, Columbus Survey Deadline Extended, Growth in Nonprofit Job Market, Tweet of the Week, and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:52
It’s tough running schools in rural Missouri. Tight budgets, strained resources, and dwindling state and federal funding all conspire against students in the Ozarks region, which is designated by the United States Department of Agriculture as an area of “persistent poverty.”
Posted Date: Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:08
If you have not yet completed the survey, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 19th. Be sure that your foundation is counted, and know that our team and your colleagues appreciate your time.
Posted Date: Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:30
In this issue: Philanthropy Leaders Converge on D.C. for Philanthropy Week; President Obama Releases FY 2015 Budget; Chairman Camp's Tax Reform Bill; Lois Lerner Pleads the Fifth, Havoc Erupts; Social Impact Bonds Issue Briefs.
Posted Date: Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:02
In This Week at the Council, you'll find: Philanthropy Week at the Council; Twitter Chat; Improving Social Impact Finance; Take Part in the Columbus Survey; Tweet of the Week
Posted Date: Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:47
Right now, over 200 leaders from across the philanthropic sector are uniting in Washington, D.C. to tell their lawmakers that thriving philanthropy builds thriving communities. As lawmakers contemplate comprehensive tax reform, individual changes to the tax code and the President’s FY2015 budget,...
Posted Date: Wed, 03/05/2014 - 13:37
President Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget today, which sets forth the Administration’s spending and policy priorities for the coming year. The Budget presents a fiscal plan oriented around three White House priorities: accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans...
Posted Date: Mon, 03/03/2014 - 17:39
Due to the winter storm impacting the DC area, the Senate has postponed all votes until Wednesday. In light of this and potentially dangerous travel to and around DC early tomorrow, the chairs of the Caucus and the Council have decided that it would be best to postpone tomorrow’s Senate...
Posted Date: Sun, 03/02/2014 - 21:10
Due to inclement weather, the Council offices are closed on Monday, March 3, 2014. You can still contact us at (703) 879-0600 or membership@cof.org and Council staff will respond to you as quickly as possible. Philanthropy Week in Washington events are still taking place, if you have any questions...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 18:00
In this issue: Chairman Camp Releases Tax Reform Proposal, Philanthropy Week Update, Council Submits Comments on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulations, President highlights foundations' investments in My Brother's Keeper initiative announcement, and State Activity
Posted Date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll read about: Tax Policy Debate Heats Up; Philanthropy Week in Washington Final Preparations; Council Responds to Chairman Camp; Council to IRS: 501(c)(4) Rules Go Too Far; Twitter Chat on Friday, March 7, 12pm; Private Foundation Investment...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:00
As President Obama presents his proposed budget and as Congress considers comprehensive tax reform, proposed policy changes could have a significant – and potentially harmful – impact on philanthropy’s effectiveness. That’s why the Council on Foundations is pleased to welcome nearly 150 leaders...

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