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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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Wed, 03/14/2012
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The Council on Foundations today announced the release of the 2011 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report, the most comprehensive information available on staff composition and compensation for U.S. foundations. The report contains salaries for 34 full-time positions and allows grantmakers to benchmark compensation against their peers by foundation type, size, and region. The report also offers extensive information on benefits policies and practices and includes new data on health care premiums by plan type.
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Wed, 03/14/2012
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More than 200 leaders from private, family, and corporate foundations and grantmaking associations will convene in Washington, D.C., March 21–22 to show lawmakers and federal agency officials how unique partnerships between foundations and government are one model for economic success in many communities still recovering from recession and joblessness. The foundation officials—who are participating in the annual Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) event cosponsored by the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers—are also here to tell lawmakers why they should promote federal policies that encourage charitable giving, like preserving the full value of the charitable tax deduction for all Americans. For the past three years, the Obama administration has proposed undermining the incentive for some tax payers, those most able to give, jeopardizing the long-term health of charities and the communities they serve.
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Fri, 02/24/2012
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In celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), February's #PhilChat will convene some of the most prominent corporate giving programs to explore the role businesses are playing in communities around the world through philanthropic efforts. ICPD, which falls on the fourth Monday of every February, recognizes the advocacy taking place through corporate-community partnerships and encourages more businesses to increase giving initiatives. This month’s #PhilChat will shine the spotlight on the work currently taking place, the challenges involved, and how to engage more corporate giving on a global scale.
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As Philanthropy Week quickly approaches we are excited to offer a webinar geared at getting you up-to-speed on the latest happenings in Washington!
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Issues: Leadership
The Council on Foundations, in collaboration with BoardSource, is proud to announce the publication of an easy-to-use guide for new foundation board members. This publication is designed as a basic guide for new foundation board members, providing an introduction to tools and knowledge essential in your first years of service on the board of a foundation.

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