Friday, June 13, 2014

In this week's issue, you'll read about: Continue the Conversation - 2014 Annual Conference Recap; Sherry Magill Elected Council Board Chair; Vote in 2014 Council Awatds Program; Monitor Insitute Launches the What's Next for Community Philanthropy Toolkit

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Board of Directors at the Council on Foundations has elected Sherry Magill, President of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, to a three-year term as its new Chair. She succeeds Kevin Murphy who has served as Chair since 2012 and will remain on the board for another year.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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 detailed information and data for the largest foundations.

Friday, May 30, 2014

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 #CF100, Leading Forward Webinar Rescheduled, and Congratulations, Nina Waters.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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 a single rate of 1%. The Council has already expressed support for both of these measures. All five bills were passed out of the Committee and will now face a full House of Representatives vote.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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 leadership, we hope you’ll make a reservation to interview someone you care about or want to get to know better. We hope to share and preserve your personal stories about your journey to philanthropy, your work in the field, and your hopes for the future.

Friday, May 23, 2014

In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: An Invitation from Vikki Spruill to Philanthropy Exchange; Rep. Paulsen Introduces Excise Tax Bill; LAST CHANCE: Submit Your Nominations for the Council Awards Program; USDA Joins HUD for Secretaries' Award for PPPs; .foundation Available Now; Tweet of the Week; and more!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Arlington, VA - On May 20th, Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN-3) introduced H.R. 4691, a bill that would simplify the private foundation excise tax to a flat rate of 1 percent—a position the Council has long supported. The bill is co-sponsored by Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL-7). Council President and CEO, Vikki Spruill, made the following statement in support of this important legislation: