Council & Member News Feed

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...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:36
It’s amazing what generous people will do when they understand a community issue and see a way to help solve it. But many times, the roadblock to getting started is that people don’t really understand the problem or even realize there is one.
Posted Date: Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:43
The Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB) announces an extension to the public comment period for the Proposed Revised National Standards. These revisions are being made as part of a five-year review cycle and will remain open to public comment until February 26, 2014.
Posted Date: Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:20
Last year, as Giving Days became increasingly popular, Knight Foundation looked for a way to help the community foundations organizing them make these online giving campaigns even more effective.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 15:00
In this issue: Updates on Philanthropy Week in Washington; Camp tax reform plan expected soon; Wyden officially named new Senate Finance Chair; Backlash on 501(c)(4) political activity rules; and Congress Suspends Debt Ceiling.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 11:23
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll read: Research at the Council; Conect. Impact. Advance. Call for Sessions; Be Counted, Share Your Voice; Philanthropy Week: Last Day to Book Your Hotel; Corporate Philanthropy Resources Refreshed for 2014; Knight Foundation Media Learning...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/13/2014 - 14:59
When leaders in Erie County, Pa., analyzed poverty data, test scores, and pre-school participation rates in their community, they noticed a troubling trend. Erie had a significant shortage of preschool education programs – particularly in low-income neighborhoods. And that shortage was contributing...
Posted Date: Tue, 02/11/2014 - 16:27
The Council on Foundations is pleased to invite you to participate in a national study about professional development for nonprofit and philanthropic professionals and board members. The study is sponsored by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and the School of Public, Nonprofit, and...
Posted Date: Mon, 02/10/2014 - 17:25
The Council is issuing a Call for Sessions to leading civil and social innovators. We are looking to you for well-developed sessions that offer diverse perspectives, concrete solutions, and fresh insights into our Spotlight Issue: The Role of Philanthropy in an Increasingly Polarized Society.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:30
In this issue: Washington Update Webinar on February 19; Baucus Confirmed as Ambassador to China; Ways and Means hearing focuses on proposed 501(c)(4) rules; Rep. Grayson introduces bills to extend the IRA rollover and food donation deductions; State Activity in Oregon and Nevada; Gates Foundation...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:00
In this issue: Registration is Open for 2014 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange; #CF100; Second Philanthropy Week Webinar Announced; The Council visits the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:58
Last fall I joined community foundation leaders from across Canada as part of the Monitor Institute’s What’s Next for Community Philanthropy. At one point during this event, we brainstormed activities that are core to their community foundations. As we clustered our sticky notes, I noted how many...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/06/2014 - 00:00
As Philanthropy Week quickly approaches we are excited to offer a webinar geared at getting you up-to-speed on the latest happenings in Washington!

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