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Posted Date: Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:02
Think back to high school. Senior year, let’s say. How did you spend the Sunday after your prom? Let me go out on a limb and guess that it wasn’t spent in a conference room, debating other high schoolers about which of 23 grant applicants would receive a total of $10,000 in grants.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:41
On Monday, June 9, at the Council’s 2014 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange, Monitor Institute announced a new resource for community foundations, the What’s Next for Community PhilanthropyToolkit.
Posted Date: Mon, 06/09/2014 - 23:09
The largest influx of veterans since the end of World War II will return to the workforce and college in the next several years. The surge is the result of military downsizing following wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and steep cuts to the Pentagon’s budget. As the nation heads into the Memorial Day...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:54
Can you be part of Yankeedom if you live in Minnesota? Have you ever been to “New France?” Are your grantees based in “El Norte?” Sunday’s opening plenary featured a provocative presentation from author Colin Woodard about 11 regional cultures that shape American life and politics, and that in his...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:00
In this issue of Washington Snapshot: Community Foundation Survey; Council Annual Conference & Public Policy Pre-Conference; Senate Finance Hearings on Tax Reform; Donor Advised Fund Supporters Oppose Payout Proposal; Michigan Charity Gambling Regulations on Hold; More Charitable Gambling News...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/05/2014 - 13:57
At the Council on Foundations’ (COF) 2010 conference in Denver, we were inspired by Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin to intensify our efforts to engage individual donors in impact investing as co-investors. A timely Rockefeller grant helped not only The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (...
Posted Date: Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:30
I love my city of Chicago. One of my prouder moments occurred in 2010 which, to me, witnessed the manifestation of about ten years of outreach, communication, and deepening mutual respect across normative borders. It came out of years of interfaith dialogue and growing friendships.
Posted Date: Tue, 06/03/2014 - 17:15
The Council on Foundations today announced the release of the 2013 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report, the most comprehensive information available on staff composition and compensation for U.S. foundations. This year’s report benefited from an increased response rate and will now provide more...
Posted Date: Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:26
Imagine this: a well-intended, charitably-inclined person of wealth creates a trust in the year 1514. This generous benefactor, deeply committed to an altruistic objective, funds the philanthropic cause without a sunset provision; thus, by default, potentially in perpetuity.
Posted Date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:52
In this week's Washington Snapshot, you'll find: Last Chance: Public Policy Preconference; Ways and Means Passes Charitable Tax Extenders; California Fundraising Law Advances; Online Guide to Missouri and Illinois Charities; Concern Over Future of New Markets Tax Credit; Revision on NTEE...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:25
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: Join the Sector's Leading Voices at Philanthropy Exchange, 2013 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report: Coming Soon, House Committee Passes Key Tax Bills, USDA Joins HUD for Secretaries' Award for PPPs, Tell Your Story During...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/29/2014 - 18:44
Today, the House Ways and Means Committee met to markup several important bills focused on the charitable sector. One bill would make the charitable “tax extenders”—including the IRA charitable rollover—permanent law. Another would simplify the private foundation excise tax on investment income to...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:00
StoryCorps, a national oral history project, is coming to the Council on Foundations' 2014 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange to record and preserve the stories of our professional network and community. As part of our ongoing efforts to tell the story of philanthropy and inspire new...

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