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Friday, March 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!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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.

Friday, March 7, 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

Thursday, March 6, 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.

Wednesday, March 5, 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.

Monday, March 3, 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.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

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.

Friday, February 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

Friday, February 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.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

This afternoon Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI-4), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a comprehensive plan to reform the individual and corporate tax codes.