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Posted Date: Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:19
Are you looking for ways to improve innovation at your organization? Sometimes innovative ideas aren’t shared because people don’t know who to take them to. Or, they think that others would judge the idea’s value based on the person contributing it. If you are looking to spur innovation at your...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:19
In this week's Washington Snapshot, you'll find: Springtime in DC, at long last; Ways and Means Hearing on Tax Extenders; Lois Lerner in More Hot Water; 501(c)(4) Regulations on Slow Track; Grassley Prods IRS on Nonprofit Hospitals; Volunteerism Rates Hit Record Low; Survey Finds Many...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:11
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: Pre- and Post-conference Registrations Open for Philanthropy Exchange; #CF100: Engaging the Community; WATCH: Big Data and Philanthropy; Better than Colbert!; Emerging Philanthropy at the Council; Tweet of the Week; Upcoming Events
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: 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: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:06
Participate now in the in the 2013 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investments for Private Foundations (CCSF) being conducted by the Council and the Commonfund Institute. This study, now offered for a second year, will enhance the understanding of key trends in the field and of...

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