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Posted Date: Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:14
The Council on Foundations is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the first community foundation by shining a spotlight on the myriad ways these important institutions are making a difference – and discussing how these vital institutions will serve their communities during the...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:37
For Denver Foundation President David Miller, the only way to truly revitalize a struggling neighborhood is by connecting – truly connecting -- with its residents. That’s exactly what the Denver Foundation has strived to do over the last several years through its Strengthening Neighborhoods program.
Posted Date: Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:55
Last year, Knight Foundation published the Giving Day Playbook, a soup-to-nuts guide to 24-hour online campaigns that community foundations are increasingly organizing to promote local philanthropy. Now, with foundations across the country participating in Give Local America on May 6, we have...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:06
"We need more agency for people in communities, not just people with money. We’re giving so much voice to new people moving in...My grandmother shouldn't have to battle to keep her apartment." These words were spoken by Donovan, a 16-year-old resident of East New York, last month in...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:52
In this week's Washington Snapshot, you'll find: IRA Charitable Rollover Included in Senate Extenders Bill; Foundations and Regionals Push for IRA Rollover Expansion; IRS Alters Interpretation of What's Allowed Annually for IRA Rollovers; Chairman Camp Announces Retirement; Chairman...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:48
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find the following: Talking Big Data at the Council; Connecting Philanthropy at the 2014 Philanthropy Exchange; Council Members Join Forces to Support Veterans and Military Families; 2014 Centennial Fall Conference for Community Foundations...
Posted Date: Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:01
On behalf of the Council on Foundations, I would like to thank Chairman Camp for his decades of public service to the people of Michigan and to the U.S. House of Representatives. We wish him the very best in months and years ahead.
Posted Date: Mon, 03/31/2014 - 16:19
Do you know more about apps for your phone than apps for your browser? Many are unaware that apps and other add-ons are available for their browsers, are often free, and can provide unique tools to make their online experience better. So if you are a busy philanthropic professional, what apps might...
Posted Date: Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:02
The Council on Foundations Governance Committee has nominated the following individuals to serve on the Council’s Board of Directors
Posted Date: Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:09
In this weeks issue: WINGSForum 2014, The Council and Commonfund Study Private Foundation Investments, Don't Miss Out on Philanthropy Exchange, President Obama Announces Climate Data Initiative, Tweet of the Week
Posted Date: Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:04
In this issue: Council Releases Summary of Camp Bill, Federal Tax Policy News, Treasury Solicits Input on 2014-15 Priority Guidance Plan, IRS TE/GE Reorganization, Other Happenings on the Hill, State Issues
Posted Date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:35
Monterey County, California, is a remarkable place. Great beauty. Great resources. We have Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Salinas and Salinas Valley (Steinbeck Country), and Monterey Bay. We also have a large immigrant population, here largely to help harvest the vegetables that land on your dinner table...
Posted Date: Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:00
In this week's edition of Washington Snapshot: Council to Senate: Preserve & Expand IRA Rollover; More on the Tax Reform Act of 2014; Property Tax Proposal in Connecticut; California Senate Votes "No" on Political Activity Bill; New Papers on the Future of State Charities...
Posted Date: Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:34
In the Quad Cities, a bi-state community situated on the Mississippi River in Iowa and Illinois, three students drop out of high school every school day… meaning that between 600-700 students drop out of school every year. While our community’s drop out problem is less severe than in other...
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.

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