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Date:
Thu, 05/17/2012
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The great recession continues to plague America’s communities, but no group has been more affected than the middle class. Can philanthropy help these families get back on their feet? How do grantmakers address the issues affecting the middle class? While this topic was debated during the Council on Foundations 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, we pose these challenging questions to the field now for all to weigh in.
Date:
Thu, 05/10/2012
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The Council on Foundations and CF Insights today released the “Columbus Survey, Guideposts for Navigating Peaks and Valleys,” the field’s most comprehensive report on community foundation assets, gifts, and grants for 2011.
Date:
Thu, 05/03/2012
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The Council on Foundations elected three new members to its board of directors on April 30, during the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles.
Date:
Mon, 04/30/2012
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The Council on Foundations today announced the 2012 recipients of the Wilmer Shields Rich Awards during its Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The awards recognize and encourage excellence in communications by foundations and corporate giving programs and showcase the way they use communications strategies and techniques to advance their grantmaking goals.
Date:
Mon, 04/30/2012
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Michele Prichard, director of common agenda at the Liberty Hill Foundation, received the Distinguished Service Award at the Council on Foundations Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The award presentation took place during the opening plenary session on Sunday, April 29.
Date:
Sun, 04/29/2012
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The Council on Foundations released a new publication today that examines the role philanthropy plays at the intersection of business and society. Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Leading Corporate Philanthropy (the guide) will be presented to a group of 60 corporate philanthropic leaders as part of the Council on Foundations Annual Conference, April 29-May 1 in Los Angeles. The project signals a call to action for the field and invites corporate philanthropy to take an investment portfolio approach to giving in order to help the business have a greater positive impact on society.
Date:
Sat, 04/28/2012
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The Council on Foundations announced today that Linda Reed, president and CEO of the Montana Community Foundation, will receive the inaugural Ylvisaker Public Policy Award at its Annual Conference in Los Angeles, on Sunday, April 29.
Date:
Thu, 04/26/2012
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Next week, more than 1,100 philanthropists, grantmakers, and foundation representatives will experience firsthand the cutting-edge, innovative reforms taking place in the Los Angeles area as a result of strategic grantmaking. The region serves as both the backdrop for the 2012 Council on Foundations Annual Conference and a model city for philanthropy in action. The conference features 12 off-site learning sessions that will highlight local philanthropic projects impacting education, community environmental revitalization, economic development, the arts, immigration, and family services.
Date:
Wed, 04/25/2012
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Los Angeles. New Orleans. Detroit. Through riots, hurricanes, or economic despair, each city experienced significant crisis, and each has or is on its way to recovery thanks in large part to the philanthropic sector. But what exactly is the role of philanthropy in responding to communities in crisis? What are the outcomes? While these questions will be addressed next week during the opening plenary session of the Council’s Annual Conference, we pose these challenging questions to the field now.
Date:
Wed, 04/11/2012
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Over 1,000 of the nation's top grantmakers will gather in Los Angeles for the Council on Foundations Annual Conference, April 29–May 1. The conference will serve as a hub of conversation on the top issues and opportunities facing philanthropy today, including an opening session held in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the L.A. civil unrest on April 29, focused on how crisis can become a community's turning point.
Date:
Thu, 03/29/2012
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Vikki Spruill will become president and CEO of the Council on Foundations effective July 1, 2012. Spruill, currently the president and CEO of Ocean Conservancy, brings a blend of expertise in both collaborative leadership and philanthropy.
Date:
Tue, 03/27/2012
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With questions about diversity and inclusion leading local and national headlines, this month's #PhilChat will examine the state of diversity in philanthropy, from staff to boardrooms, grantmaking to policies. This discussion will bring together grantmakers in an open and honest dialogue about where the sector stands on the issue.
Date:
Fri, 03/23/2012
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Every day across this country, hundreds of community-based foundations are improving the lives of residents and the neighborhoods where they live. These foundations often do their philanthropic work without much recognition – until now. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is collaborating with the Council on Foundations in the launch of a new awards program to recognize community foundations for the excellent work they do along with their public partners in the area of housing and community development.
Date:
Wed, 03/21/2012
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More than 200 leaders of community, private, and corporate grantmaking foundations will gather on Capitol Hill this week to meet with their elected officials to explain why federal policies to promote philanthropy and charitable giving are more important now than ever, as the nation slowly emerges from economic downturn. The grantmakers, convening for the annual Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) event cosponsored by the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, will also discuss with lawmakers and federal agency officials how government increasingly is learning from the philanthropic sector how to affordably develop and implement innovative solutions to long-term social problems.
Date:
Fri, 03/16/2012
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The application deadline for the third class of the Council on Foundations’ Career Pathways Program is March 21. Individuals with diverse backgrounds seeking career advancement in the field of philanthropy are encouraged to apply.

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