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Date:
Fri, 04/04/2014
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 next 100 years.
Date:
Wed, 04/02/2014
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.
Date:
Mon, 03/31/2014
The Council on Foundations Governance Committee has nominated the following individuals to serve on the Council’s Board of Directors
Date:
Fri, 03/28/2014
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
Date:
Mon, 03/17/2014
Issues:
Due to inclement weather, the Council offices are closed on Monday, March 3, 2014. You can still contact us at (703) 879-0600 or membership@cof.org and Council staff will respond to you as quickly as possible.
Date:
Mon, 03/17/2014
Next month, the Council on Foundations and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are kicking off a new webinar series on issues affecting philanthropy at a national level.
Date:
Fri, 03/14/2014
In This Week at the Council, you'll find: New Speakers Announced for Philanthropy Exchange, Aligning Social Action, Lessons from the Ozarks, Columbus Survey Deadline Extended, Growth in Nonprofit Job Market, Tweet of the Week, and more!
Date:
Wed, 03/12/2014
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If you have not yet completed the survey, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 19th. Be sure that your foundation is counted, and know that our team and your colleagues appreciate your time.
Date:
Fri, 03/07/2014
In This Week at the Council, you'll find: Philanthropy Week at the Council; Twitter Chat; Improving Social Impact Finance; Take Part in the Columbus Survey; Tweet of the Week
Date:
Thu, 03/06/2014
Right now, over 200 leaders from across the philanthropic sector are uniting in Washington, D.C. to tell their lawmakers that thriving philanthropy builds thriving communities. As lawmakers contemplate comprehensive tax reform, individual changes to the tax code and the President’s FY2015 budget, we must ensure Washington understands that tax policy matters to philanthropy.
Date:
Wed, 03/05/2014
President Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget today, which sets forth the Administration’s spending and policy priorities for the coming year. The Budget presents a fiscal plan oriented around three White House priorities: accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans, and reducing deficits. To cover the cost of these proposals, the Administration seeks to close certain “tax loopholes” it views as providing particular benefit to the wealthy, such as the carried interest deduction. At the same time, though, the President again proposes to limit the charitable deduction.
Date:
Mon, 03/03/2014
Due to the winter storm impacting the DC area, the Senate has postponed all votes until Wednesday. In light of this and potentially dangerous travel to and around DC early tomorrow, the chairs of the Caucus and the Council have decided that it would be best to postpone tomorrow’s Senate Philanthropy Caucus Roundtable Discussion.
Date:
Sun, 03/02/2014
Issues:
Due to inclement weather, the Council offices are closed on Monday, March 3, 2014. You can still contact us at (703) 879-0600 or membership@cof.org and Council staff will respond to you as quickly as possible. Philanthropy Week in Washington events are still taking place, if you have any questions about Philanthropy Week, contact Brian Horn at brian.horn@cof.org or 703-879-0649.
Date:
Fri, 02/28/2014
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 Study
Date:
Fri, 02/28/2014
As President Obama presents his proposed budget and as Congress considers comprehensive tax reform, proposed policy changes could have a significant – and potentially harmful – impact on philanthropy’s effectiveness. That’s why the Council on Foundations is pleased to welcome nearly 150 leaders from throughout the philanthropic sector for the first annual Philanthropy Week in Washington March 3-7, 2014.

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