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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...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:16
The Community Foundations of Canada’s Vital Signs is an annual community check-up, conducted by community foundations across Canada – and now around the world – that uses data to measure the vitality of our communities. The effort started in the late 1990s at the Toronto Community Foundation (TCF...
Posted Date: Wed, 02/26/2014 - 18:35
This afternoon Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI-4), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a comprehensive plan to reform the individual and corporate tax codes.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:44
The Lincoln Community Foundation, along with leaders of Lincoln’s largest public and private charitable organizations, city and county officials, and the business community worked together for two years to develop Lincoln Vital Signs. The report was just released in January. The study, which was...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:25
In this week's issue: Senate Philanthropy Caucus Briefing During Philanthropy Week; Camp tax reform plan expected next week; More tax extenders buzz; Polarized views on IRS political activity rules; IRS 2013 Changes to Form 990-PF; State Activity
Posted Date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:52
In this week's This Week at the Council you'll read about: Gearing Up for Philanthropy Week in Washington; Reminder: Call For Sessions; Video: Creating Effective Stories Lawmakers Will Remember; Community Foundations Use Information to Drive Impact; Deadline Extended: Field Comment on...

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