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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 3:06pm

Participate now in the in the 2013 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investments for Private Foundations (CCSF) being conducted by the Council and the Commonfund Institute. This study, now offered for a second year, will enhance the understanding of key trends in the field and of investment practices by private foundations.

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 1:16pm

Next month, the Council on Foundations and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are kicking off a new webinar series on issues affecting philanthropy at a national level.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 5:08pm

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.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 2:47pm

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 - 1:37pm

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 - 5:39pm

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.

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 11:00am

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 - 6:35pm

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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:43pm

The Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB) announces an extension to the public comment period for the Proposed Revised National Standards. These revisions are being made as part of a five-year review cycle and will remain open to public comment until February 26, 2014.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:27pm

The Council on Foundations is pleased to invite you to participate in a national study about professional development for nonprofit and philanthropic professionals and board members. The study is sponsored by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and the School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University.