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Posted Date: Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:30
The Council on Foundations is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Goff’s simple yet enduring idea by shining a spotlight on the myriad ways community foundations are making a difference – and discussing how these vital institutions will serve their communities during the next 100 years.
Posted Date: Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:45
Seventeen foundations, including Philanthropy Northwest member The Russell Family Foundation, have united around a mission investing agenda to deepen their investments in clean energy by divesting from fossil fuels. Through the new Divest-Invest Philanthropy project, announced on January 30, these...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:17
In this issue: Philanthropy Week in Washington, President's State of the Union Address, Tax News, Baucus' Path to China
Posted Date: Fri, 01/17/2014 - 15:33
Issues: Leadership
The Council on Foundations, in collaboration with BoardSource, is proud to announce the publication of an easy-to-use guide for new foundation board members. This publication is designed as a basic guide for new foundation board members, providing an introduction to tools and knowledge essential in...
Posted Date: Wed, 01/15/2014 - 12:36
The Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB) today announces the field comment period for the December 2013 Proposed Revised National Standards. These revisions are being made as part of a five-year review cycle, and will be open to comment from January 15 to February 15, 2014.
Posted Date: Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:10
In this issue: Philanthropy Week in Washington; Tax Policy Happenings; Government spending debate; IRS updates revenue procedures
Posted Date: Fri, 01/10/2014 - 12:10
This series of in person and media events will demonstrate the vital role of charitable giving and its inextricable link to thriving communities. Philanthropic leaders will tell policymakers about philanthropy at work in the daily lives of their constituents and raise public awareness about the...
Posted Date: Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:26
In September, Darren Walker became the tenth president of the Ford Foundation.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:20
Issues: Public Policy
The effort to reach an agreement on the federal budget gives hope that Congress can work together in a bipartisan manner. This could be a positive sign that comprehensive tax reform might gain momentum in 2014. We are hopeful that the parties will continue to come together on issues vitally...
Posted Date: Fri, 12/20/2013 - 16:10
In this issue: Council letter featured in The New York Times; Council Announces Philanthropy Week in Washington; Budget agreement passed; Tax Policy Happenings; Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction
Posted Date: Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:15
From testimony before the Ways and Means Committee and Foundations on the Hill to the launch of our Network Team and publication of new resources, 2013 has been quite an eventful year for the Council and the philanthropic field. Check out all our 2013 highlights!
Posted Date: Thu, 12/19/2013 - 21:12
The Council on Foundations is proud to release the 2013 Grantmakers Salary Tables. This annual publication is one of the most comprehensive sets of data on U.S. foundations’ staff compensation available. The release of the Salary Tables preludes the upcoming Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report,...

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