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Posted Date: Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll read about: Tax Policy Debate Heats Up; Philanthropy Week in Washington Final Preparations; Council Responds to Chairman Camp; Council to IRS: 501(c)(4) Rules Go Too Far; Twitter Chat on Friday, March 7, 12pm; Private Foundation Investment...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:16
The Community Foundations of Canada’s Vital Signs is an annual community check-up, conducted by community foundations across Canada – and now around the world – that uses data to measure the vitality of our communities. The effort started in the late 1990s at the Toronto Community Foundation (TCF...
Posted Date: Wed, 02/26/2014 - 18:35
This afternoon Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI-4), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a comprehensive plan to reform the individual and corporate tax codes.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:44
The Lincoln Community Foundation, along with leaders of Lincoln’s largest public and private charitable organizations, city and county officials, and the business community worked together for two years to develop Lincoln Vital Signs. The report was just released in January. The study, which was...
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...

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