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Posted Date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:20
Guy David Gundlach’s story of philanthropy is unique. This is not your typical planned giving story involving a long relationship between a donor and a charitable organization resulting in an estate gift dedicated to a specific cause. It is the story of a businessman with global interests who left...
Posted Date: Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:03
I dare you to watch the video below and not smile. It’s ok – I’ll wait the three and a half minutes it will take you to watch it. Just click “play” and I’ll pick up this post when you’re done.
Posted Date: Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:54
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Just Announced: August Recess Toolkit; Recap: House Passes America Gives More Act of 2014; Next Steps on Tax Extenders; Chairman Wyden Restates Commitment to Tax Reform; NEW in Snapshot: Trending in Council Legal Affairs; The IRS Can Read Minds: “Gifts” of...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:52
“You can do a lot with $1.” A simple but powerful phrase at the heart of GiVE 365, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ dollar-a-day giving circle. Formed in 2010, GiVE 365 unites and informs emerging philanthropists to make a collective impact on Greater Memphis. Members donate $365 a year...
Posted Date: Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:45
Investment returns at private foundations rose to an average of 15.6 percent in 2013 – the second-straight year of double-digit average returns – according to the 2013 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investments for Private FoundationsTM (CCSF).
Posted Date: Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:45
Austin, Texas, is the top spot to be an entrepreneur, make movies, get fit, have a dog, and eat barbeque—but as recently as a decade ago we ranked near the bottom of per capita giving. While other Texas cities, like Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, have a long history of philanthropy,...
Posted Date: Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:42
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: House Bill is a Big Win for Foundations; Community Foundations are "Coming Home"; Finalists Announced for 2014 Council Awards Program; Take Part in the #CF100 Video Contest; Philanthropy and Unaccompanied Children on the US...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:30
This afternoon, the United States House of Representatives passed an important legislative package impacting philanthropy, the “America Gives More Act of 2014” (H.R. 4719), with a bipartisan majority vote of 277-130.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:16
House Passes Key Charitable Bill; House Cuts IRS Budget; Council Summarizes Tax Policy Center Report; Coming Soon - Council Advocacy Toolkit; Op-ed on Immigrant Children Crisis; Social Impact Bonds in the Spotlight; Commentary Surrounding 1023-EZ Release; Upcoming NASCO Conference; Rocky Mountain...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:30
“Dream big.” That’s Ivye Allen’s philosophy when it comes to securing funding and support for local community efforts aimed at enhancing education, health care and other community needs. As President of the Foundation for the Mid South, Allen has employed that aspirational approach to help generate...
Posted Date: Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:10
In conjunction with our 90th Anniversary, the Connecticut Community Foundation hosted our first online giving challenge, Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills in November 2013.
Posted Date: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:00
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Coming Soon - Council Advocacy Toolkit; Charitable Extender Vote on House Floor; Tax Policy Center Analyzes Camp Proposal; Hill Activity Centers on Highway Trust Fund; Form 1023-EZ Goes Live; PA Nonprofits Can't Ease Local Budge Woes; Growth of...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:06
For nearly 100 years, the California Community Foundation (CCF) has been defined by the diverse passions of the more than 1,700 donors who share a dream for a better future. CCF’s initiative, Building a Lifetime of Options & Opportunities for Men (BLOOM), exemplifies this passion by addressing...
Posted Date: Wed, 07/09/2014 - 17:08
The Council on Foundations and CF Insights today released Guideposts for Growth and Aspirations,the field’s most comprehensive report on U.S. community foundation assets, gifts, and grants. The data were collected from 285 U.S. community foundations, including those representing more than 90...
Posted Date: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:00
When we face a new challenge, one of our first instincts is to reach out to someone for advice. By collaborating, sharing resources, and discussing common challenges, you and your peers multiply your impact and advance the common good. - See more at: http://www.cof.org/content/5-things-you-should-...

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