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Date:
Wed, 02/19/2014
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.
Date:
Fri, 02/14/2014
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 Seminar; The Council Visits Iowa Community Foundations
Date:
Tue, 02/11/2014
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 Health Administration at Grand Valley State University.
Date:
Mon, 02/10/2014
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.
Date:
Fri, 02/07/2014
In this issue: Registration is Open for 2014 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange; #CF100; Second Philanthropy Week Webinar Announced; The Council visits the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.
Date:
Mon, 02/03/2014
The Council on Foundations is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Goff’s simple yet enduring idea by shining a spotlight on the myriad ways community foundations are making a difference – and discussing how these vital institutions will serve their communities during the next 100 years.
Date:
Wed, 01/15/2014
The Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB) today announces the field comment period for the December 2013 Proposed Revised National Standards. These revisions are being made as part of a five-year review cycle, and will be open to comment from January 15 to February 15, 2014.
Date:
Fri, 01/10/2014
This series of in person and media events will demonstrate the vital role of charitable giving and its inextricable link to thriving communities. Philanthropic leaders will tell policymakers about philanthropy at work in the daily lives of their constituents and raise public awareness about the sector's successes – ranging from expanding access to education and supporting military families, to creating jobs and fostering innovation.
Date:
Thu, 12/26/2013
Issues: Public Policy
The effort to reach an agreement on the federal budget gives hope that Congress can work together in a bipartisan manner. This could be a positive sign that comprehensive tax reform might gain momentum in 2014. We are hopeful that the parties will continue to come together on issues vitally important to our nation, including efforts to both simplify the tax code and maintain important and effective incentives for charitable giving.
Date:
Fri, 12/20/2013
Issues:
From testimony before the Ways and Means Committee and Foundations on the Hill to the launch of our Network Team and publication of new resources, 2013 has been quite an eventful year for the Council and the philanthropic field. Check out all our 2013 highlights!
Date:
Thu, 12/19/2013
The Council on Foundations is proud to release the 2013 Grantmakers Salary Tables. This annual publication is one of the most comprehensive sets of data on U.S. foundations’ staff compensation available. The release of the Salary Tables preludes the upcoming Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report, which will go into greater detail about benefits packages offered at the nation’s foundations and corporate giving programs. - See more at: http://www.cof.org/content/announcing-2013-grantmakers-salary-and-benefits-report-salary-tables#sthash.Z2Eld9Lr.dpuf
Date:
Tue, 12/17/2013
We are pleased to partner with the Cleveland Foundation to promote a groundbreaking international project that will inform community philanthropy around the globe. The Community Foundation Atlas will be unveiled at our Centennial Year, Fall Conference for Community Foundations next October 20-22 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Date:
Wed, 11/20/2013
Council on Foundations president and CEO Vikki Spruill and several Council members met with Congressional leaders today to deliver the important message that changes to the charitable tax deduction would diminish its value and have an undeniably negative impact on communities across the United States. Reductions in the charitable tax deduction would result in diminished support for health and human services, fewer nonprofit jobs, a reduction in research and development capacity, less educational opportunity, cuts to art funding, and decreases in economic development.

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