Council on Foundations 2017 Annual Conference

The Council on Foundations 2017 Annual Conference (Leading Together) was held in Dallas on April 23-26. The Opening Plenary, Philanthropy’s Role in Vibrant Communities, kicked off with President George W. Bush discussing his recently published book, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, and the work of the George W. Bush Institute with American veterans […]

F. D’Up Family Foundation

Inspired by recent news stories Fred D’Up inherited a sizable amount of money, which he used to grow a business empire filled with plenty of successes and failures (including multiple business bankruptcies). Regardless of whether his businesses were doing well or not, Fred felt compelled to develop his image as a rich, powerful celebrity, and he was very […]

Private Foundation: New Rules Recognizing Mission-Related Investments

On September 15, 2015, the IRS released Notice 2015-62, Investments Made for Charitable Purposes, which may provide comfort to private foundations about making mission-related investments with reasonable business care without violating the jeopardizing investments laws. It is hoped that this guidance will catalyze greater impact investing by foundations using their endowment assets. Mission-Related Investments While a mission-related investment […]

Foundations for the Common Good

Caring to Change, an independent project conducted in collaboration with the Aspen Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, earlier this year released Foundations for the Common Good, a report written by Mark Rosenman on how grantmaking can be more effective if focused on the broader goal of advancing the "Common Good."  Dr. Rosenman sought the input of […]

Tweets of the Week – 6/18/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: Q: Is your organization's conflict of interest policy targeted at Board members, employees, or both? HildyGottlieb: Our library is filled w/articles about #nonprofit boards & governance (and more!) #socent #leadership IndSector: New video of @diaviv, CEO of @IndSector, on the "Nonprofit Sector & […]

Tweets of the Week – 4/16/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: Too much good stuff re Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference from @tactphil to pick faves – GTak: More tax issues for nonprofits – – UBIT and property tax (Hawaii retreat center revenue) SSIReview: The Skoll World Forum 2010 kicks off today. Check […]

Tweets of the Week – 1/29/10

Here are some of my favorite tweets from the past week: I'll be speaking at ReVisioning Value Conference (intersection of purpose + profit) in Portland on 4/26 - The Long Arm of Charitable Solicitation Law from @charitylawyer - (Charity Lawyer Blog) Charitable solicitation regulation for the nonprofit sector – (Center for Public Policy & Admin, Univ of […]

Tweets of the Week – 1/8/10

Here are some of my favorite tweets of the past week: GTak: @p2173 Bioviolence: a terrifying forecast. How should nonprofits prepare for trends we don't want to think about like terrorism & pandemics? GTak: IRS – Statistical Information About Tax-Exempt Organizations - GTak: Q: What's a "church" under federal tax laws? A: See this 2009 case - […]