Issues: Community Foundations, Community Foundations Centennial, Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations, Family Foundations, Foundations On The Hill, Global Philanthropy, Independent Foundations, Partnerships and Collaborations, Private Foundations, Private Operating Foundations, Professional Development, Public Foundations, Public Policy
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.
Issues: Arts, Culture, and Media, Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations, Community Foundations Centennial, Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations, Disaster Grantmaking, Diversity and Inclusion, Donor Engagement, Education, Emerging Leaders, Environment, Family Foundations, Foundations On The Hill, Global Philanthropy, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Hunger, Impact Investing, Independent Foundations, Leadership, Leading Corporate Philanthropy, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Military and Veterans, My Giving Story, Nonprofit Media, Partnerships and Collaborations, Private Foundations, Private Operating Foundations, Professional Development, Public Foundations, Public Policy, Race and Ethnicity, Rural Philanthropy, Social Media, Strengthening Communities, Technology, Violence Prevention, Workforce Development
A brand new conference experience – Philanthropy Exchange – supercharges the Council on Foundations' Annual Conference with enhanced networking opportunities, an inclusive perspective on the shared values of the field, and a focus on the issues that matter to you.
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.
Issues: Arts, Culture, and Media, Community Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations, Donor Engagement, Education, Family Foundations, Foundations On The Hill, Independent Foundations, Partnerships and Collaborations, Private Foundations, Private Operating Foundations, Public Foundations, Public Policy, Strengthening Communities
Issues: Community Foundations
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.
Issues: Community Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations, Family Foundations, Independent Foundations, Private Foundations, Private Operating Foundations, Public Foundations, Public Policy
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Issues: Charitable Deduction, Community Foundations, Congress, Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations, Family Foundations, Independent Foundations, Private Foundations, Private Operating Foundations, Public Foundations, Public Policy
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.
This is an incredibly exciting time at the Council on Foundations. We recently wrapped up our Fall Conference for Community Foundations Conference in San Diego, our fourth major conference since I came to the Council. We have launched several major products, such as a study on private foundation investment strategies, a field guide on impact investing, and a strategy toolkit. We also created a series of useful materials for Community Foundation Week that will allow our members to more effectively tell their stories of place-based philanthropy.
Members can now download the 2012 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investments for Private Foundations through the Council store. We are making this resource available to our members at no cost (a $750 value), so be sure to get your copy today.
Issues: Community Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations, Family Foundations, Independent Foundations, Private Foundations, Private Operating Foundations, Public Foundations
The Council on Foundations today announced the first members of its network team, which will facilitate the flow of information and ideas across the philanthropic sector. The network team will connect members around common issues of concern, connect our members to outside resources across sectors, and —if necessary— build new products and services.
COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS UNVEILS NEW TOOLKIT AND TRAINING PROGRAM FOR CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY PROFESSIONALS